Summer Fun in the Outdoors

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There are many ways to get you and your children (your own, your summer students, your youth group) outdoors in Iowa this summer. Use this as a checklist to guide … Read more

Decorah team repeats

Iowa Envirothon

Decorah team repeats as state winner in the annual CDI Iowa Envirothon competition Two teams from Decorah, Iowa, had much to cheer at the end of a challenging day competing … Read more

2024 Iowa Envirothon

Iowa Envirothon

We are so proud of the many young Iowa scholars who participated in the 2024 Iowa Envirothon – and congratulations to our top winning team, repeating as Iowa Envirothon champions … Read more

Scholarship Received

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Ellie Miglin was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Iowa Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society. Pictured are Jerry Neppel, Chapter President, Ellie (center), and Miranda Haes, Chapter President-elect. Awards … Read more

To Zone or Not to Zone

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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 … Read more

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