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.
The call for nominations for ICEC ExCom is now open! ICEC is looking for individuals interested in joining the leadership of ICEC. ExCom is a volunteer board of directors working together with members and partners to provide opportunities for Iowa’s conservation and environmental educators to learn, build relationships, and creatively collaborate. Nominees must be members... Continue reading
ICEC is the host organization for the 2021 Midwest Environmental Education Conference. The conference will be based at Luther College in Decorah on July 26-29, 2021. Please add the dates to your calendar, bookmark the conference website, and start making plans to attend! Check back often for updates. Exploring Community: Land, People, Water is our... Continue reading
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster and Photo Contest. The annual poster contest is open to students K-12 and celebrates the 2020 Stewardship theme “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” The photo contest is open to all amateur photographers who... Continue reading
Dear ICEC members and friends, The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black men and women have once again laid bare the underlying currents of racism and inequity in our communities. Systemic racism is, by its nature, pervasive. Christian Cooper’s experience while birdwatching in New York City is yet... Continue reading
Greetings Friends of Conservation / Environmental Education, It sure is difficult to plan ahead these days, but the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) is gearing up for our turn to host the Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MEEC) in 2021! We are so excited to announce that MEEC will be held July 26-29, 2021 at Luther... Continue reading
At Winter Workshop 2020, incoming ExCom Chair Lilly Jensen presents outgoing ExCom Chair Mary Bulger the ‘Geode Award’ for her service. The Geode Award is made and donated by ICEC member Mike Krebill. Thanks for your dedication to ICEC and conservation education in Iowa.