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Citizen Science

Citizen science projects in the classroom combine useful observation or data collection with an opportunity for students to learn more about scientific principles, problems, and processes as well as helping them better understand our environment and how to protect it. Citizen science projects involve students in data collection, presentation, and involvement on a local, state,... Continue reading

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WW24 Scholarships Available

Thanks to a generous funder, ICEC is now able to offer a limited number of scholarships and expense stipends to support Iowa conservation educator attendance at the 2024 Winter Workshop. If you are a classroom teacher, naturalist or other non-formal educator, AmeriCorps Service Member, a pre-service teacher/college student, or otherwise involved in engaging students in... Continue reading

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WW 2024 Call Extended

The deadline has been extended to October 27, 2023. Winter Workshop 2024 Climate-Smart Agriculture: Rethinking Iowa’s Land, Water, and Food Production February 3, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa Winter Workshop 2024 (WW24) promises to be an exciting and enriching experience, in which we bridge the gap between... Continue reading

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Signs of Fall

Lead students on a walk through a wooded area, schoolyard, local park, or neighborhood sidewalk to look for signs of fall and investigate why leaves of deciduous trees change color. Point out the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees. Ask students to look for signs that indicate winter is approaching and have them record their... Continue reading

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Iowa DNR Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity:  Position: Training Specialist 2 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking a Conservation Education Specialist (Training Specialist 2).  This position coordinates angler education, conservation education, and outdoor skills-based programs across the state and creates and revises curricula and instructional materials for these programs.  The Conservation Education Specialist plans, organizes, and conducts statewide formal and informal... Continue reading