Drawing on Nature

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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. Take … Read moreDrawing on Nature

Iowa Invertebrates

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More than 97% of the animal species on Earth are invertebrates. Invertebrates are small animals that do not have backbones. There are many types of invertebrates, from fluid-filled jellyfish, and squishy earthworms to hard shelled insects like beetles, and eight-legged arachnids. This fascinating and diverse group of animals spans the globe – invertebrates live on … Read moreIowa Invertebrates

Citizen Science

*NPS Photo by Ivie Metzen Citizen science projects 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 … Read moreCitizen Science

Winners of the 2018 IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education! These awards recognize the best of environmental education in Iowa. This year, we had an incredible group of nominees from across the state, representing outstanding programs and individual contributions in the field of EE. Congratulations to all who were recognized for … Read moreWinners of the 2018 IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education

Dr. Gabriele Villarini Announced as Keynote Presenter at ICEC’s Winter Workshop

ICEC welcomes Dr. Gabriele Villarini as the keynote presenter at the Winter Workshop on February 23, 2019 at Drake University. Dr. Villarini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa and Director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. He is a key researcher for the Iowa Flood Center, which is the only … Read moreDr. Gabriele Villarini Announced as Keynote Presenter at ICEC’s Winter Workshop

Apply for the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA). The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement. The PEYA program celebrates student leadership in service projects to protect the environment and keep our global community healthy. … Read moreApply for the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award

Using Local History in Your Classroom

A human community is a group of people who live and interact with one another in a specific region under relatively similar environmental, social, and political conditions. A natural community is a group of plants and animals that live and interact with one another in a specific region under similar environmental conditions. Our human communities … Read moreUsing Local History in Your Classroom

Nominations Now Open for the 2018 IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education

Help us recognize the best of EE in Iowa! Have you or someone you know done something great for conservation & environmental education in Iowa? Nominate them for an IAN/ICEC Award for Excellence in Environmental Education! The IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in EE recognize the incredible contributions of environmental educators, partners, and supporters toward the … Read moreNominations Now Open for the 2018 IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education

Executive Committee Candidate Statements

Below are the candidate statements for ICEC’s Executive Committee nominees for the 2019-2021 term. ICEC’s members are asked to review the statements and vote for up to three candidates in our election by December 31, 2018. Ballots have been sent to members via email. Please contact Alicia at exec@iowaee.org if you did not receive a … Read moreExecutive Committee Candidate Statements