Celebrate Iowa’s Catfish

channel catfish

Celebrate National Catfish Day (annually on June 25) by learning more about Iowa’s most abundant and widely distributed sport fish. Catfish are opportunistic bottom feeders that are active at night. … Read more

Native Pollinators

beneficial bees

What is Pollination? Pollination is the process where plants receive pollen from other plants of the same species so they can reproduce and form seeds. Many plants are pollinated by … Read more

Endangered Species Day

barn owl

Celebrate Endangered Species Day (20 May 2022) by learning more about Iowa endangered and threatened animals and plants. Find more information about Iowa’s Wildlife Resource Base here and scroll down … Read more

Resources to help with field investigations

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Outdoor experiences in nature increase students’ problem solving abilities and motivation to learn in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Conducting field investigations help students become systems thinkers, learn … Read more

Counting Birds for Science

goldfinch

Bundle up, grab your binoculars and head out to count birds for science! Join in on the 2022 Great Backyard Bird Count. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds … Read more

Welcome New ExCom Members!

Thank you to all the ICEC members that voted! Our new and returning ExCom members will be formally announced at the 2022 Annual Membership Meeting! Our new members officially take … Read more

Game Jam 2022 registration open

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ICEC Game Jam Registration opens January 3! Game Jam registration: January 3 – February 18, 2022 Games can help address real-world challenges, encourage systems thinking, and promote active engagement, making … Read more

Grant Received!

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Change for the Climate ICEC is excited to announce that we received a Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program grant (REAP CEP) to help develop community champions to address … Read more

Wild about Winter Wildlife

Cardinal

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

Register for WW 2022

winter oak

Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change February 12, 2022 Join us in person on the University of Iowa Baker Teacher Leader Center or participate online. Jump to the Winter Workshop … Read more