National Invasive Species Awareness Week

zebra mussels

Learn more about Iowa invasive species as we celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 27 to March 3, 2017. What are invasive species? Invasive species are species of organism that are not native to an ecosystem and which cause harm. Invasive species generally grow and reproduce quickly, and spread aggressively with the potential to … Read more National Invasive Species Awareness Week

ICEC Alumni Reunion February 3rd

Join us to Celebrate Over 60 Years of Educating For more than 60 years Iowa Conservation Education Council (Coalition) has been instrumental in making a difference to the state of Iowa’s environment and environmental education.   What cool stuff has ICEC done?  Promoted the construction of the Springbrook Conservation Education Center where many thousands of youth and adults have learned about Iowa’s … Read more ICEC Alumni Reunion February 3rd

IAN-ICEC Award nominations due 12/1!

Please consider nominating a colleague, a group you work with, and even yourself for one the IAN-ICEC environmental education excellence awards! You can find information here and nomination applications can be emailed to committee chair, Sarah Subbert!

New Executive Director to start in December!

ICEC Welcomes Alicia Vasto, our new Executive Director! Alicia grew up in Adel, Iowa, attending ADM public schools and graduating as valedictorian in 2007. She received a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. She then attained a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University in 2013, with a … Read more New Executive Director to start in December!

New Iowa Science Standards

Non-formal and formal educators to play a significant role in helping students meet aspects of the new Iowa Science Standards! The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) is planning both summer and winter events to help coordinate the work of Iowa’s formal and non-formal educators. These efforts are important to environmental education (EE) in Iowa as … Read more New Iowa Science Standards

Project WILD / KinderNature

Did you know that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and ICEC are supporting Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and  Growing Up WILD training? Use these links for up-to-date information regarding Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD: Project Wild Blog WILD Resources KinderNature WILD Resources