Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Winter Workshop 2018!

Become a sponsor of ICEC’s 2018 Winter Workshop! Sponsors help ICEC continue to provide quality professional development and networking opportunities for Iowa’s conservation educators. Sponsor or donate towards Winter Workshop 2018 online! The 2018 Winter Workshop will take place on February 2, 2018 at Jester Park Lodge in Polk County. Learn more about the workshop … Read moreSponsorship Opportunities Available for Winter Workshop 2018!

Save the Date! ICEC Winter Workshop 2018

ICEC’s Winter Workshop 2018 will be held on February 2nd, 2018 at Jester Park Lodge (11121 NW Jester Park Dr, Granger, IA 50109)! Join us as we learn how to inspire others to protect natural resources, share the conservation message with your audience, and advance environmental education as a vital part of a K-12 education. … Read moreSave the Date! ICEC Winter Workshop 2018

Chris Holt Wilderness Scholarship Winner Sam Anthony’s Trip to Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness!

Congratulations to the 2017 winner of the Chris Holt Youth Wilderness Scholarship, Samuel Anthony! Sam is a recent graduate of City High School in Iowa City. With his scholarship winnings, he was able go on the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Trek in Idaho from July 24th to August 2nd. From Sam:       “This was an experience that … Read moreChris Holt Wilderness Scholarship Winner Sam Anthony’s Trip to Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness!

Call for Executive Committee Nominations

Join ICEC’s Executive Committee! ExCom members serve ICEC by setting the vision for the organization. Each member brings his or her own diverse knowledge, skills, and talents to work together to promote and support conservation and environmental education in Iowa. ExCom members have the chance to develop leadership skills, meet fellow educators and conservationists, and … Read moreCall for Executive Committee Nominations

Engaging Students in High Quality Project-Based Learning Through the Ames Students Aiding Pollinators (ASAP) Project at Ames High School

by Mike Todd, Ames High School Science Teacher “I think I’m done,” Josh says as he turns a computer to show me his first draft of the ASAP logo that will be used on every other student pollinator project. As our conversation develops and he takes notes about the critiques I offer up, he realizes … Read moreEngaging Students in High Quality Project-Based Learning Through the Ames Students Aiding Pollinators (ASAP) Project at Ames High School

Congratulations to the 2017 Conservation Teacher of the Year Award Winners!

ICEC, with the co-sponsorship of the Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program, is proud to have awarded Sue Sparrow Meggers and Louis Beck as this year’s Division I and II Conservation Teacher of the Year! This award is given annually to two classroom teachers who are creating awareness in their classrooms and beyond about the need … Read moreCongratulations to the 2017 Conservation Teacher of the Year Award Winners!

Iowa Core Aligned Programs Now Available!

Programs aligned with the Iowa Core Science Standards are now available online! These programs have been adapted from the work of participants in last summer’s work sessions and the 2016 and 2017 Winter Workshops. Thank you to everyone who worked hard on aligning these programs! Participants considered the three dimensions of the Iowa Core Science … Read moreIowa Core Aligned Programs Now Available!

Nominations Open for Conservation Teacher of the Year Award!

Are you or a teacher you know building a soil and water conservation ethic among the students in your classroom? Nominate yourself or a colleague for Iowa’s Conservation Teacher of the Year Award! The Iowa Soil Conservation Award Program (ISCAP) Conservation Teacher of the Year Award recognizes teachers that are instilling a soil and water … Read moreNominations Open for Conservation Teacher of the Year Award!

Press Release for Winter Workshop Attendees

Did you attend the ICEC’s Winter Workshop on February 3-4, 2017 at Springbrook Education Center? Let everyone know! We’ve written up a short press release for you to use – just fill in your name and send it off to your local newspaper, radio, CCB newsletter, internal school communication, PTO/PTA newsletter, Facebook post, or wherever … Read morePress Release for Winter Workshop Attendees

National Environmental Education Week

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April 23-29, 2017, registration begins March 15, 2017. National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. With support from national sponsor, Samsung, EE Week continues its multi-year focus on connecting the environment with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. This year marks the 13th year of celebrating “EE … Read moreNational Environmental Education Week