ICEC is proud to announce a new partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach to facilitate “Monarchs on the Move” training across Iowa. ICEC is working ISU Extension and Outreach staff, including Professional Development Specialist Lynne Campbell, Crop Sciences Youth Education Specialist Maya Hayslett, and Associate Educator in O’Brien and Sioux Counties Beth Bunkers, to reach … Read morePartnership with Monarchs on the Move
Keep your students active this spring with these fun spring themed games. Robin’s Egg Select one student to be the robin. Have the robin sit with his/her back to the other students, at least ten feet away. Place a plastic egg behind the robin. The robin needs to protect the egg. The remaining students take … Read moreSpring Themed Nature Games
ICEC is looking for members to join our Finance and Fundraising Committees! These new committees work to ensure the effectiveness of ICEC and our ability to work toward strategic goals. Committees are diverse teams of individuals who reside across the State of Iowa and represent the community served by ICEC. Committee members share a commitment … Read moreWant to Get More Involved with ICEC?
In partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa, ICEC is excited to present the Outdoor Learning Environments Conference. The conference will build a statewide network around Outdoor Learning Environments (OLEs). An OLE as a deliberately selected or designed outdoor setting, used and supported by many in the community that provides an intentional space for exploration, inquiry, … Read moreSave the Date! Outdoor Learning Environments Conference June 18-19 in Ames
Learn more about Iowa invasive species as we celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week, February 26 – March 2, 2018. What are invasive species? Invasive species are species of organism 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 … Read moreNational Invasive Species Awareness Week
ICEC is excited to welcome two new members to our Executive Committee – Mary Bulger and Lilly Jensen. As ExCom members, Mary and Lilly will help to set the direction for ICEC over the course of their three-year terms of service. Thank you Mary and Lilly for joining our team! Mary Bulger Mary grew up … Read moreWelcome to our New ExCom Members
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 IAN/ICEC Excellence in Environmental Education Awards! 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 their … Read moreAnnouncing the 2017 IAN/ICEC Award Winners
What is wind? Wind is air in motion. Wind is produced by the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the sun. As the sun warms the Earth’s surface the atmosphere warms too. Some parts of the Earth receive direct rays of sun and others do not. This creates a difference in air pressure. Warm … Read moreHarness the Wind
ICEC will hold its annual meeting on February 2nd, 2018. The meeting will be held at 11:15 AM during ICEC’s Winter Workshop at Jester Park Lodge (11121 NW Jester Park Dr, Granger, IA 50109). The purpose of the meeting is to hear what ICEC has accomplished in 2017, learn what 2018 holds, and vote on … Read moreICEC Annual Meeting February 2nd, 2018
ICEC is excited to announce the keynote presenter, Jennifer Kurth, for Winter Workshop 2018. Jennifer is a Natural Resources Biologist in the Watershed Improvement Section of the Iowa DNR. In the past, she worked on determining the causes of biological impairments. She now coordinates the monitoring contracts and data management for the DNR sponsored watershed … Read moreJennifer Kurth Announced as Keynote Presenter at Winter Workshop 2018!
Below are the candidate statements for ICEC’s Executive Committee nominees for the 2018-2020 term. Please review the statements and vote for up to three candidates in our election by December 31, 2017. Mary Bulger, Naturalist, Iowa County Conservation: Why you want to be part of ExCom? In my time being a member of ICEC I … Read moreExecutive Committee Candidate Statements
Become a sponsor of ICEC’s 2018 Winter Workshop! Sponsors help ICEC continue to provide quality professional development and networking opportunities for Iowa’s conservation educators. Sponsor or donate towards Winter Workshop 2018 online! The 2018 Winter Workshop will take place on February 2, 2018 at Jester Park Lodge in Polk County. Learn more about the workshop … Read moreSponsorship Opportunities Available for Winter Workshop 2018!