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.

Upcoming Events


Calling Iowa PreK-12 teachers and administrators

Teachers and Administrators: Take the Survey!   To be fully equipped to care for our environment and our communities, all residents of Iowa need access to conservation/environmental and outdoor learning opportunities. However, we know that not everyone has access to these transformative learning experiences. In 2023, ICEC in partnership with the Plains Environmental Education Partnership... Continue reading

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Citizen Science

Citizen science projects in the classroom combine useful observation or data collection with an opportunity for students to learn more about scientific principles, problems, and processes as well as helping them better understand our environment and how to protect it. Citizen science projects involve students in data collection, presentation, and involvement on a local, state,... Continue reading

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WW24 Scholarships Available

Thanks to a generous funder, ICEC is now able to offer a limited number of scholarships and expense stipends to support Iowa conservation educator attendance at the 2024 Winter Workshop. If you are a classroom teacher, naturalist or other non-formal educator, AmeriCorps Service Member, a pre-service teacher/college student, or otherwise involved in engaging students in... Continue reading