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

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