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


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

WW24 Call for Presentations

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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 Hall, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa Winter Workshop 2024 … Read more

ExCom nominations for 2024-2026 term

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The call for nominations for ICEC ExCom is now open! ICEC is looking for individuals interested in joining the leadership of ICEC. ExCom is a volunteer board of directors working … Read more

Register for Midwest EE Conference 2023


The 2023 Midwest Environmental Education Conference is taking place November 2–4 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Wondering why you should attend? Consider these reasons:  Network! This conference is a great opportunity to … Read more

Phenomena and Authentic Data

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All ages of students can prepare to be our next generation of biologists and scientists. Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting authentic (real-world) data is an important piece in all scientific investigations. … Read more

Things to do in your backyard!

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Share these ideas with your own children, the neighborhood group, your childcare provider, and think about adapting some of these ideas for the schoolyard playground and classroom! The loose-parts of … Read more

DOE Regional Science Training


The Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, AEAs, and other regional institutions are hosting three regional science trainings for teachers, coaches, preservice teachers and informal educators. … Read more

Get out! Go Camping!


Join other families all across the country stepping outside to go camping – whether out in their backyards or at a campground – as part of the Great American Campout. … Read more

Game Jam 2023 Concludes

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The Iowa Game Jam for the 2022-2023 school year was a collaborative effort between ICEC, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Project WILD, and AmeriCorps members. Funding support came … Read more