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.
Midwest EE Conference 2023 Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals open through April 15. All sessions should connect to the theme: To Hinųkwaseja: Restoring connections to land and each other Place and Land (with a capital ‘P’ and ‘L’) have always been relevant to environmental education. This year, our conference will highlight the increasing importance of place-based relationships to a sustainable future.... Continue reading→
2023 Conservation Teacher of the Year – Noms Open
Annually, ICEC and the Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program, presents two awards to outstanding teachers who are creating awareness of soil conservation and water quality in their classrooms. The Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program, co-sponsored by the Iowa State Soil Conservation Committee (SSCC) and the Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI), is presented to two educators... Continue reading→
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with a study of nature poetry! Start by reading nature poems. Depending on the age and level of students, make a study of the mechanics of poetry and how to write different kinds of poetry. Check out the list of books tagged ‘environmental writers‘ in our book database to... Continue reading→
Game Jam 2023 Registration opens soon
ICEC Game Jam Registration opens February 13! Game Jam registration: Starts February 13, 2023! Games can help address real-world challenges, encourage systems thinking, and promote active engagement, making them particularly well suited to conservation education. Educational Game Jams provide opportunities for students to develop games around a theme. Game jams inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration, optimism,... Continue reading→
Learn about invasive species
Learn more about Iowa invasive species as we celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 20-26, 2023. What are invasive species? Invasive species are species of organisms 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 cause harm to... Continue reading→
Winter Workshop 2023 Registration Closes Feb 6!
ALL registrations close at Noon on Monday, February 6! Get your registration in now! Jump to the Winter Workshop 2023 page to learn more and register before the deadline.