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 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!

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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

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.
  • 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.

College students – here’s how it works:

  • Register and pay by check – your check will be returned to you! (preferred)
  • Register and pay via PayPal – receive a refund (via check) less PayPal fees.
  • If you do not attend, the registration fee will not be refunded.

To Register, please complete the form below, use the tab key to go through the form fields, and remember to click the submit button at the bottom of form! Checks may be made out to ICEC and mailed to 12684 155th St, Ackley, IA 50601 or scroll down below the form to checkout with PayPal!

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Scholarship Information

We have scholarships available thanks to a REAP-CEP grant, for individuals who demonstrate opportunities to reach underserved communities, or who are in novel teaching situations, and / or are member of an underrepresented community. Apply here!

Recertification Credit

#202654 GW – ICEC 2022 Winter Workshop: Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change

One recertification credit is available to teachers who attend and complete additional online work before or after the workshop. Participants can choose between reviewing resources and/or viewing videos related to workshop content. Reach out to with questions. Register through your AEALearning  Account for credit. Course link.

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