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 more

Call For Presenters: 2017 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MEEC) Live in the NOW, with Focus on the FUTURE October 11-14, 2017 St. Charles, IL In today’s world of increasing global focus, how do your local environmental education efforts make an impact? Help MEEC attendees investigate themes that stem from our communities and grow far beyond. We challenge each participant … Read more

Soil Health Kits Incorporate New Iowa Science Standards

On November 23, 2016, Marty Adkins, Assistant State Conservationist – Partnerships, rolled out a new Soil Health Kit, developed by Iowa Earth Team volunteers.  The project idea was sparked by an Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) workshop he attended in 2015.  ICEC encouraged attendees to develop conservation and environmental education materials that would meet the … Read more

Announcing the 2016 IAN-ICEC Award Winners

Through a cooperative awards program with the Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN), ICEC recognizes outstanding classroom teachers, naturalists, business leaders, youth, non-profit groups, and other people and programs dedicated to environmental education in the state of Iowa. Congratulations to all of the award winners of 2016! And thank you for your contributions to environmental education. … Read more

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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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

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

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

Restatement of the Bylaws

At the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting, the Executive Committee explained that a sub-committee was going to review the current bylaws of ICEC. This sub-committee worked to update the bylaws to how the organization has evolved. Then the sub-committee worked with the Drake Legal Clinic to have the draft restatement of the ICEC bylaws reviewed for … Read more

Winter Workshop 2017 Details

Spreading our Wings with Science Standards Pollinators, Monarchs, and Conservation Education 3-4 February 2017 Download a schedule for the workshop now! Registration is now open! Register here. See this page for more information.

Executive Director Position Open

This position is now closed. Thanks for your interest. **Deadline extended to September 23! This is an exciting time of growth for an almost 60-year-old organization that has gone from all volunteer to most recently a part-time Executive Director, and now leaping to a full-time Executive Director to become even more effective. ICEC has a … Read more

Call for Nominations!

ICEC has a potential leadership opportunity! We are looking for new executive committee (ExCom) members! The mission of ICEC creates an opportunity for future ExCom members to really grow professionally in the field of conservation and environmental education in Iowa. ICEC’s future is bright, become a board member, and make a difference!  The potential for … Read more