Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC)

The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) announces their Winter Workshop “Diving into Networking” February
6 & 7, 2015 at Springbrook Conservation Education Center near Guthrie Center, Iowa.

This is a chance to learn how you can involve your students in real world conservation projects in your community and engage your students in STEM opportunities.  During the two day workshop you will be partnering with science experts (county naturalists, AEA Science Consultants, Natural Resource Conservation Service - NRCS, Dept. Natural Resources-DR and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-IDALS) working in your AEA to discuss potential new project based learning opportunities. We will clarify our mutual goals and identify resources that can be used to support these projects.

For teachers taking this for recertification or graduate credit, *15 contact hours and pre-registration required at AEApd online. Heartland Activity #:DR395999991501. Contact Peggy Christensen at or for more information contact at (515)270-0405.

The REAP Conservation Education Program has provided funding to buy down the registration and meal costs ($135.00) for everyone attending to $60. Participants will be responsible for their own lodging (dorms $20.00 or nearby hotels) and transportation expenses.  There are a limited number of $100 scholarships per AEA to be used for substitute, mileage and registration costs.

Click here for Workshop Guide and registration. For more information contact: or go to 

Funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP): Invest in Iowa, our outdoors, our heritage, our people.

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