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

Sketching and journaling


Much of our understanding of science comes from interpreting visual images. The images that accompany scientific writing can enhance our knowledge of a subject and can add more precision to … Read more

Tending Iowa’s Land


Tending Iowa’s Land: Pathways to a Sustainable Future From the book’s editor, Cornelia F. Mutel: In fewer than 200 years, Iowa’s expansive prairies and other wildlands have been transformed into … Read more

School Garden seeks garden intern


Join staff and students at the Gilmore City-Bradgate School Garden this summer to have the amazing opportunity for a hands-on experience to learn how to grow plants to eat, flowers, … Read more

Nature Poetry


April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with a study of nature poetry! Start by reading nature poems. Depending on the age and level of students, make a study of the … Read more

Game Jam 2023 Registration opens soon

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ICEC Game Jam Registration opens February 13! Game Jam registration: Starts February 13, 2023! Games can help address real-world challenges, encourage systems thinking, and promote active engagement, making them particularly … Read more

Learn about invasive species

zebra mussels

Learn more about Iowa invasive species as we celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 20-26, 2023. What are invasive species? Invasive species are species of organisms that are not … Read more