Nominations Open for Conservation Teacher of the Year Award!

Are you or a teacher you know building a soil and water conservation ethic among the students in your classroom? Nominate yourself or a colleague for Iowa’s Conservation Teacher of the Year Award! The Iowa Soil Conservation Award Program (ISCAP) Conservation Teacher of the Year Award recognizes teachers that are instilling a soil and water … Read moreNominations Open for Conservation Teacher of the Year Award!

Press Release for Winter Workshop Attendees

Did you attend the ICEC’s Winter Workshop on February 3-4, 2017 at Springbrook Education Center? Let everyone know! We’ve written up a short press release for you to use – just fill in your name and send it off to your local newspaper, radio, CCB newsletter, internal school communication, PTO/PTA newsletter, Facebook post, or wherever … Read morePress Release for Winter Workshop Attendees

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 moreNational Environmental Education Week

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 moreCall For Presenters: 2017 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

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 moreSoil Health Kits Incorporate New Iowa Science Standards

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 moreAnnouncing the 2016 IAN-ICEC Award Winners

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 moreNational Invasive Species Awareness Week

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 moreICEC Alumni Reunion February 3rd

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!

New Executive Director to start in December!

ICEC Welcomes Alicia Vasto, our new Executive Director! Alicia grew up in Adel, Iowa, attending ADM public schools and graduating as valedictorian in 2007. She received a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. She then attained a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University in 2013, with a … Read moreNew Executive Director to start in December!