Iowa Conservation Education Coalition

Primary Contact

Linette Bernard

P.O. Box 3616
Urbandale, IA 50323
United States



To advocate environmental literacy in Iowa.


The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition provides ways for Iowa’s environmental educators to learn, build relationships, and creatively collaborate. Together, we help Iowans of all ages learn and make responsible environmental decisions in a changing world.

Goals & Objectives

ICEC strives to ensure a healthy environment in Iowa by improving environmental literacy. ICEC promotes innovative education methods and strategies; develops diverse partnerships; facilitates networking; provides access to information, research and trends; and embraces a balanced perspective on environmental issues. 

ICEC fosters partnerships between formal and non-formal educators and across networks spanning regional and national scopes. Each year ICEC hosts the Winter Workshop, and partners with other organizations and agencies on educational events such as the Governor's Conference on Environmental Education, the Midwest Environmental Education Conference, and other EE-related activities throughout Iowa and the Midwest.

ICEC provides professional development scholarships for formal and nonformal educators who may experience financial hardship or are unable to receive training assistance from an employer. ICEC sponsors youth wilderness trips as a way to connect Iowa's youth with the outdoors and the natural world.

Current Initiatives

ICEC is currently known for its comprehensive workshops and networking. ICEC has provided: Minigrants, newsletters, EE calendar, Winter Solstice Workshops, Awards, Grants, and Scholarships, hosting the Midwest Environmental Education Conference and hosting the Governor’s Conference on Environmental Education. 




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