Authentic Iowa Data for the Classroom

ICEC’s Resource Enhancement and Protection – Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP) grant-funded project “Connecting to Iowa Core: Authentic Iowa Wildlife and Natural Resources Data for the Classroom” is designed to enhance educators’ ability to address Iowa Core Science Standards and connect students to real-world, local conservation science and research. In partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, ICEC has prepared data, lesson plans, and resources for use at a 6-12 grade level.

A subsequent REAP-CEP grant, “Connecting to the Iowa Core: Authentic Data Training,” expanded upon the first grant by offering training (Winter Workshop, “Iowa’s Phenomenal Natural Resources”), developing online training, and providing additional support materials. This work also expanded the audience to Preschool through 5th grade.

What’s in the online resource?

These materials are free and accessible to educators statewide by simply filling out the form below. It is easiest to tab through the form, remember to click the “submit” button at the end of the form.

By completing the form, you agree to receive and complete a one-time electronic feedback survey from ICEC. Contact and survey information you provide will tell us how these resources are being used and will not be shared outside of grant reporting requirements.

After filling out the form, you will see a password to access the data and materials.

Click here to enter the password and access the materials.

Feedback on this project and web-page can be directed to our Project Coordinator.


REAP-CEPFunded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).

REAP: Invest in Iowa, our outdoors, our heritage, our people. REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resources projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation, and more.