There are many issues involved when we are deciding how to utilize the land and our natural resources. How do we decide where to build new housing developments? How do we decide where to set aside land for wildlife and recreation? Figuring out how best to use the resources that we have for the greatest … Read moreTo Zone or Not to Zone
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
Thundersnow in December? Snow in May? Do strange weather phenomena ever leave you wondering about the weather? We do too! Let’s explore weather this week! Start by having students share what they know about weather. Make a list or chart to track what students already know. Lead into a discussion about what students want to … Read moreWild Weather
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive a … Read moreExecutive Committee Candidate Statements
ICEC was awarded a Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) grant in June to support a new project entitled “Charting a Course for the Future of Conservation Education in Iowa: A Needs Assessment and Action Plan.” The assessment will inform an action plan to build capacity for conservation and environmental education (EE) … Read moreIowa Conservation & Environmental Education Survey Now Live!
Bat week is an annual international celebration of the role of bats in nature. This year’s bat week is October 24-31. Step outside around dusk and take a few moments to look for bats in your neighborhood. Iowa is home to nine bat species: little brown bat, big brown bat, red bat, hoary bat, silver-haired … Read moreHappy Bat Week!
ICEC is now accepting nominations for our Executive Committee 2019-2021 term. ExCom members serve ICEC by setting the vision for the organization. ExCom members develop leadership skills, meet fellow educators and conservationists, and contribute skills and knowledge to our organization. ICEC membership must be current to serve on ExCom. Learn more about ExCom Download nomination … Read moreJoin Our Leadership!
Animals can be a wonderful resource to enhance learning and understanding in the classroom. Many children today have limited exposure to wildlife and animals. Having an animal in the classroom allows children to observe and study an animal first hand. It allows for the observation of animal life cycles and behaviors. Classroom animals also teach … Read moreKeeping Classroom Animals
Take a peek into Iowa’s prehistoric past with these “living fossils” that still exist in Iowa today. Paddlefish This fish is older than the dinosaurs – for real. Fossil records show paddlefish have been around for more than 300 million years – that’s about 50 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared. Not only has … Read moreIowa’s Land Before Time: Prehistoric Species Live On