Apply for the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA). The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement. The PEYA program celebrates student leadership in service projects to protect the environment and keep our global community healthy. … Read more

Executive Committee Candidate Statements

Below are the candidate statements for ICEC’s Executive Committee nominees for the 2019-2021 term. ICEC’s members are asked to review the statements and vote for up to three candidates in our election by December 31, 2018. Ballots have been sent to members via email. Please contact Alicia at exec@iowaee.org if you did not receive a … Read more

National Environmental Education Week

April 23-29, 2018 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 & math) learning. This year’s EE Week theme is EE Every Day & Every Way. EE Week … 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

Executive Committee Candidate Statements

Below are the candidate statements for ICEC’s Executive Committee nominees for the 2018-2020 term. Please review the statements and vote for up to three candidates in our election by December 31, 2017. Mary Bulger, Naturalist, Iowa County Conservation: Why you want to be part of ExCom? In my time being a member of ICEC I … 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

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

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

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

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