The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) is a non-profit organization with a long-standing tradition of providing professional development to formal and non-formal educators in conservation and environmental education. ICEC is the unifying voice for conservation and environmental education in Iowa. Individuals, organizations, and agencies interested in promoting conservation and environmental education in Iowa are key players in the success of ICEC.

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Game Jam 2023 Concludes

The Iowa Game Jam for the 2022-2023 school year was a collaborative effort between ICEC, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Project WILD, and AmeriCorps members. Funding support came from the Holthues Trust. Using resources from last year’s University of Iowa graduate students and additions from this year’s AmeriCorps members, the topics were water... Continue reading


Sketching and journaling

Much of our understanding of science comes from interpreting visual images. The images that accompany scientific writing can enhance our knowledge of a subject and can add more precision to our perception. Drawings that accompany field notes offer researchers several paths which to interpret their experiences. Incorporating drawing into research improves one’s observation skills. This... Continue reading


Tending Iowa’s Land

Tending Iowa’s Land: Pathways to a Sustainable Future From the book’s editor, Cornelia F. Mutel: In fewer than 200 years, Iowa’s expansive prairies and other wildlands have been transformed into vast agricultural fields. This massive conversion provides us with food, fiber and fuel in abundance. But it also has robbed Iowa’s land of its native... Continue reading