Harness the Wind

What is wind? Wind is air in motion. Wind is produced by the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the sun. As the sun warms the Earth’s surface the atmosphere warms too. Some parts of the Earth receive direct rays of sun and others do not. This creates a difference in air pressure. Warm … Read more

ICEC Annual Meeting February 2nd, 2018

ICEC will hold its annual meeting on February 2nd, 2018. The meeting will be held at 11:15 AM during ICEC’s Winter Workshop at Jester Park Lodge (11121 NW Jester Park Dr, Granger, IA 50109). The purpose of the meeting is to hear what ICEC has accomplished in 2017, learn what 2018 holds, and vote on … Read more

Jennifer Kurth Announced as Keynote Presenter at Winter Workshop 2018!

ICEC is excited to announce the keynote presenter, Jennifer Kurth, for Winter Workshop 2018. Jennifer is a Natural Resources Biologist in the Watershed Improvement Section of the Iowa DNR.  In the past, she worked on determining the causes of biological impairments. She now coordinates the monitoring contracts and data management for the DNR sponsored watershed … Read more

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 more

Registration for Winter Workshop 2018 Now Open!

Register today for ICEC’s 2018 Winter Workshop! Check out our workshop agenda Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with fellow environmental educators, learn about new resources, and hear from an outstanding keynote speaker! We hope to see you February 2nd at Jester Park Lodge. Questions can be directed to Alicia at exec@iowaee.org or 515-729-1047.

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more