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Iowa Conservation Education Coalition records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0026

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials related to administrative matters of the ICEC, as well as publications, events, and activities related to environmental education. Administrative materials include meeting minutes, with a particular emphasis on agendas for the annual meetings and meetings of the Executive Committee from 1969 to 1998, annual and quarterly financial reports, and also treasurer’s reports from workshops hosted by the ICEC. Among the publications are newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, and informational resources from the ICEC, Iowa state agencies, and other environmental education organizations. Materials pertaining to events and activities include papers related to teachers’ workshops hosted by the ICEC, meetings held by other organizations, national conferences, and grant proposals considered by the ICEC.


  • Creation: 1953-2011

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Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Iowa Conservation Education Council (ICEC) was incorporated in 1958 to encourage cooperation among individuals and agencies interested in conservation education, assist schools, develop educational materials and stimulate the development of conservation education in Iowa.

In 1968 the group reincorporated, allowing voting membership; one year later they issued the first newsletter. ICEC reincorporated again in 1982 and again in 1991. As of 2002 the organization has 900 members from almost all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Membership services include a newsletter, graduate credit, scholarships, workshops, mini-grants, and environmental education advocacy. The name has since been updated to the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (retaining the acronym ICEC).

The 13 board members are individually elected; in addition, there is also an Executive Director, a bookkeeper, newsletter editor, and several standing committees: membership, fundraising, mini-grants, budget, awards, workshop, newsletter & awards, grants & scholarships. The organization is currently based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The ICEC mission is to provide educational pathways to enable Iowans to make responsible environmental decisions.


10.66 Linear Feet (in 4 records center cartons and 13 document boxes.)


Incorporated in 1958, the Iowa Conservation Education Council (ICEC) was created to promote conservation education in Iowa. ICEC has provided scholarships, grants, and workshops among other services to members. The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, newsletters and other publications, records related to workshops, meetings held by other organizations, grant proposals, and materials pertaining to projects. The majority of the collection is made up of administrative materials.


This collection is listed alphabetically within the following series: General Records, Minutes, Financial, Newsletters, Publications, Conferences/Workshops and Grants/Projects.


Iowa Conservation Education Council records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0026. Iowa Conservation Education Coalition records, 1953-2011
December 18, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672