Welcome to Our Newest ExCom Member Mike Todd

ICEC is proud to welcome Mike Todd to our Executive Committee! Mike has been appointed to fill a vacancy on ExCom for the remaining 2017 term. Mike has taught science at Ames High School since 2006. He was awarded a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education in 2013 and an Excellence in Science Teaching award … Read more

National Environmental Education Week

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April 23-29, 2017, registration begins March 15, 2017. National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. With support from national sponsor, Samsung, EE Week continues its multi-year focus on connecting the environment with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. This year marks the 13th year of celebrating “EE … Read more

Call For Presenters: 2017 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MEEC) Live in the NOW, with Focus on the FUTURE October 11-14, 2017 St. Charles, IL In today’s world of increasing global focus, how do your local environmental education efforts make an impact? Help MEEC attendees investigate themes that stem from our communities and grow far beyond. We challenge each participant … Read more

Soil Health Kits Incorporate New Iowa Science Standards

On November 23, 2016, Marty Adkins, Assistant State Conservationist – Partnerships, rolled out a new Soil Health Kit, developed by Iowa Earth Team volunteers.  The project idea was sparked by an Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) workshop he attended in 2015.  ICEC encouraged attendees to develop conservation and environmental education materials that would meet the … Read more

Announcing the 2016 IAN-ICEC Award Winners

Through a cooperative awards program with the Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN), ICEC recognizes outstanding classroom teachers, naturalists, business leaders, youth, non-profit groups, and other people and programs dedicated to environmental education in the state of Iowa. Congratulations to all of the award winners of 2016! And thank you for your contributions to environmental education. … Read more

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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Learn more about Iowa invasive species as we celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 27 to March 3, 2017. What are invasive species? Invasive species are species of organism that are not native to an ecosystem and which cause harm. Invasive species generally grow and reproduce quickly, and spread aggressively with the potential to … Read more

ICEC Alumni Reunion February 3rd

Join us to Celebrate Over 60 Years of Educating For more than 60 years Iowa Conservation Education Council (Coalition) has been instrumental in making a difference to the state of Iowa’s environment and environmental education.   What cool stuff has ICEC done?  Promoted the construction of the Springbrook Conservation Education Center where many thousands of youth and adults have learned about Iowa’s … Read more

IAN-ICEC Award nominations due 12/1!

Please consider nominating a colleague, a group you work with, and even yourself for one the IAN-ICEC environmental education excellence awards! You can find information here and nomination applications can be emailed to committee chair, Sarah Subbert!