Citizen Science

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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 … Read more

WW24 Scholarships Available

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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. … Read more

Citizen Science is for the Birds

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Watching birds, feeding birds, and learning about birds is a great way to get students excited! These activities can carry over to family time as well. Feeder birds (song birds) … Read more

Wild about Winter Wildlife

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Hibernation is one of many adaptations to the cold and decreased food supplies of Iowa winters. Most mammals, including people, tend to slow down a little during the winter. True … Read more

Water Science in Iowa Workshop

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Water Science in Iowa Workshop for Teachers (EARTHSCI 6233 Workshop: Iowa’s Emerging Water Quality Issues: Contamination to Recreation).  This workshop has limited space and is free for Iowa Educators, including … Read more

Let’s Talk Turkey

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Let’s talk turkey. Fall is the season for this noble animal, an historic bird and Benjamin Franklin’s pick for national bird. Turkeys have run wild through the United States for … Read more

2023 IAN-ICEC Award Noms Due Soon

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Have you or someone you know done something great for conservation or environmental education (CE / EE) in Iowa? Nominate them (or yourself) for an IAN-ICEC Award for Excellence in … Read more

ExCom Candidate Statements 2024

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Below are the candidate statements for ICEC’s Executive Committee nominees for the 2024-2026 term. ICEC’s members are asked to review the statements. All members in good standing are eligible to … Read more

WW 2024 Call Extended

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The deadline has been extended to October 27, 2023. Winter Workshop 2024 Climate-Smart Agriculture: Rethinking Iowa’s Land, Water, and Food Production February 3, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tama … Read more

Signs of Fall

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Lead students on a walk through a wooded area, schoolyard, local park, or neighborhood sidewalk to look for signs of fall and investigate why leaves of deciduous trees change color. … Read more

The Very Last Passenger Pigeon

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“There will always be pigeons in books and museums, but these are effigies and images, dead to all hardships and all delights. They know no urge of the seasons, they … Read more

Iowa DNR Job Opportunity

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Job Opportunity:  Position: Training Specialist 2 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking a Conservation Education Specialist (Training Specialist 2).  This position coordinates angler education, conservation education, and outdoor skills-based programs … Read more