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Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources: Course information

September 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020

field trip

Target Audience: STEM, Science, Social Studies, Ag. and Natural Resources; Grades K-12

Dates: September 22, 2019 – January 12, 2020 (16 weeks)

Location: online

Instructor: Barb Gigar

Cost: $305 – Materials, 3 License Renewal Credits; $455 – Materials, 3 Drake Graduate Credits

Course: #180287 LO – Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources

Register at: https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/  

The goal of this course is to help you utilize a STEM-based approach that incorporates local natural resources as unifying themes to implement Iowa Core concepts in your curriculum. You will work in small groups and individually to create a network of contacts and resources to teach natural resource concepts. Group and individual assignments will build on each other throughout the course.

Participants will build a project-based learning unit for their personal teaching situation, so you can immediately incorporate the course resources and tactics into your teaching. It is offered for 3 license renewal or graduate credits, and also qualifies for credit for the STEM endorsement through Drake.

This course guides the participant through several resources that utilize a STEM-based approach to explore natural resources including:

  • Outdoor Observation Skills
  • Field Investigations
  • Schoolyard Biodiversity
  • Project Based Learning Model
  • Project WILD
  • Aquatic WILD

For more information, contact: edinfo@dnr.iowa.gov; 515-494-3891.


September 22
January 12, 2020
Event Category:


Iowa Conservation Education Coalition
Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Project WILD Coordinator