Call for Executive Committee Nominations

Join ICEC’s Executive Committee! ExCom members serve ICEC by setting the vision for the organization. Each member brings his or her own diverse knowledge, skills, and talents to work together to promote and support conservation and environmental education in Iowa. ExCom members have the chance to develop leadership skills, meet fellow educators and conservationists, and … Read more

Engaging Students in High Quality Project-Based Learning Through the Ames Students Aiding Pollinators (ASAP) Project at Ames High School

by Mike Todd, Ames High School Science Teacher “I think I’m done,” Josh says as he turns a computer to show me his first draft of the ASAP logo that will be used on every other student pollinator project. As our conversation develops and he takes notes about the critiques I offer up, he realizes … 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

Restatement of the Bylaws

At the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting, the Executive Committee explained that a sub-committee was going to review the current bylaws of ICEC. This sub-committee worked to update the bylaws to how the organization has evolved. Then the sub-committee worked with the Drake Legal Clinic to have the draft restatement of the ICEC bylaws reviewed for … Read more

Call for Nominations!

ICEC has a potential leadership opportunity! We are looking for new executive committee (ExCom) members! The mission of ICEC creates an opportunity for future ExCom members to really grow professionally in the field of conservation and environmental education in Iowa. ICEC’s future is bright, become a board member, and make a difference!  The potential for … Read more

New Iowa Science Standards

Non-formal and formal educators to play a significant role in helping students meet aspects of the new Iowa Science Standards! The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) is planning both summer and winter events to help coordinate the work of Iowa’s formal and non-formal educators. These efforts are important to environmental education (EE) in Iowa as … Read more

KinderNature News

A new page has been added to the site to support Growing Up WILD! Be sure to visit and check out the book search for Pre-K to 2nd grade and adult books related to learning in and about the outdoors! KinderNature.org contains nature-based outdoor inquiry activities and includes correlation to the Iowa Early Learning Standards … Read more

Project WILD / KinderNature

Did you know that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and ICEC are supporting Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and  Growing Up WILD training? Use these links for up-to-date information regarding Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD: Project Wild Blog WILD Resources KinderNature WILD Resources