Winter Workshop 2022

Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change

February 12, 2022 – Baker Teacher Leader Center, University of Iowa

We (ICEC) will be following CDC Guidance for this workshop.

The in-person meeting is currently proceeding as planned, but will be that re-evaluated at the end of January. Individuals who are not comfortable attending in person, can register for online-only participation. Should circumstances change, we will notify participants and refund the in-person portion of the registration cost.

We will be following CDC Guidance for the ICEC Winter Workshop:
    • Masks will be required for indoor sessions, except while eating.
    • We will serve pizza for lunch and have pre-packaged snacks for breaks.
    • Beverages will not be provided; participants are asked to bring water bottles or other beverage of choice.
    • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.

The climate crisis is leading to dramatic changes across Iowa’s landscape as our natural and human communities face unprecedented extremes in weather, from continual flooding to derechos, to extreme heat and lasting droughts. Environmental educators of all kinds need the skills and knowledge that will help them not only navigate the contentious environment surrounding climate change, but also foster meaningful behavior changes to benefit the collective work against climate change.

Join us to learn about innovative efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change in Iowa and be inspired with ideas that can be implemented in your classroom and community. The in-person event will be February 12, 2022 at the Baker Teacher Leader Center, University of Iowa. Online content will be posted on the ICEC website throughout February.

See agenda here!

Here is the detailed program!

Parking: Iowa City locals advise that on-street parking on a Saturday will be crowded and suggest using the Capitol Street Ramp that adjoins Old Capitol Town Center, and is across the street from the UI College of Education (Lindquist Center) and College of Engineering (Seamans Center). Fee: the first hour is free, $1 per hour for each additional hour.

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Featured Speakers

Cornelia Mutel

Author of A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland (Iowa, 2016), Fragile Giants: A Natural History of the Loess Hills (Iowa, 1989) and The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa (Iowa, 2008) and the editor of A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008 (Iowa, 2010), among many other books. She is a retired Senior Science Writer at IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering.

David Cwiertny

Research Engineer, IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering and past Director, Environmental Policy Research Program, Public Policy Center Researcher, and Researcher, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center.

UI COERegistration – CLOSED

Registration includes lunch and breaks. Thanks to the University of Iowa College of Education’s generous support that allows us to keep the cost low.

  • ICEC Member, in person $50
  • Nonmember, in person $60
  • Student $25
  • Current AmeriCorps Members $25
  • Online only $25


  • $10 late registration fee charged after January 31, 2022 EXCEPT for current students.
  • All cancellations received before February 5, 2022, subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  • All cancellations received February 5, 2022 or later subject to a 50% cancellation fee.

College students – All students attending the University of Iowa or any accredited Iowa higher education institution:

The University of Iowa College of Education has provided funds to cover student registration costs. Students must register and pay, but ICEC will refund your registration fee at the workshop.

The ICEC Annual Membership Meeting will also be held on February 12, 2022 at 12:20  p.m.