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.
Water Science in Iowa Workshop for Teachers (EARTHSCI 6233 Workshop: Iowa’s Emerging Water Quality Issues: Contamination to Recreation). This workshop has limited space and is free for Iowa Educators, including tuition, housing, and meals. The workshop includes virtual pre-sessions followed by 3 days of field trips and lab experiences. This workshop comes about through a... Continue reading
Let’s talk turkey. Fall is the season for this noble animal, an historic bird and Benjamin Franklin’s pick for national bird. Turkeys have run wild through the United States for thousands of years. There’s even a fairly detailed fossil record of early turkey ancestors in states from Virginia to California. The first settlers to cross... Continue reading
Have you or someone you know done something great for conservation or environmental education (CE / EE) in Iowa? Nominate them (or yourself) for an IAN-ICEC Award for Excellence in Environmental Education! These awards are a great way to recognize the wonderful things happening in CE / EE in Iowa. Learn more and download the... Continue reading
Below are the candidate statements for ICEC’s Executive Committee nominees for the 2024-2026 term. ICEC’s members are asked to review the statements. All members in good standing are eligible to vote and will receive the voting link via the November newsletter and follow-up email. If you are a current member (paid annual or Life) and... Continue reading
The deadline has been extended to October 27, 2023. Winter Workshop 2024 Climate-Smart Agriculture: Rethinking Iowa’s Land, Water, and Food Production February 3, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa Winter Workshop 2024 (WW24) promises to be an exciting and enriching experience, in which we bridge the gap between... Continue reading
Lead students on a walk through a wooded area, schoolyard, local park, or neighborhood sidewalk to look for signs of fall and investigate why leaves of deciduous trees change color. Point out the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees. Ask students to look for signs that indicate winter is approaching and have them record their... Continue reading