What is a watershed?

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A Watershed is an area of land that allows water to flow over or under its surface into a particular body of water. The boundaries of a watershed are determined … Read more

Early bird registration extended

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The Midwest Environmental Education Conference committee is extending the early bird registration window through June 16, 2021! Register here! You do not want to miss this biennial conference, hosted by … Read more

MEEC early bird registration ends June 13

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Exploring Community: Land, Water, People Midwest Environmental Education Conference July 26-29, 2021 Luther College – Decorah, Iowa ICEC is excited to welcome educators from across the Midwest to beautiful Decorah, … Read more

Let’s keep wildlife wild

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It is that magical time of year again when baby wildlife are born and hatched. We often stumble upon these cute critters when we are outside enjoying nature. If you … Read more

Registration is NOW OPEN for MEEC!

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Exploring Community: Land, Water, People Midwest Environmental Education Conference July 26-29, 2021 Luther College – Decorah, Iowa ICEC is excited to welcome educators from across the Midwest to beautiful Decorah, … Read more

Game Jam 2021

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ICEC just concluded Soil Game Jam! Early 2021, Iowa student teams in grades 3-8 were challenged to develop games that focused on learning about soil. Teams were encouraged to incorporate … Read more

Iowa Invertebrates

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More than 97% of the animal species on Earth are invertebrates. Invertebrates are small animals that do not have backbones. There are many types of invertebrates, from fluid-filled jellyfish, and … Read more

Iowa Nature Series of Publications

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Association of Naturalists have released of a new 10-part article series called Iowa’s Nature that explores the ecological and biological diversity … Read more

To Zone or Not to Zone

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