Springbrook Conservation Education Center
2473 160th Road
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Join us and build your local network to link science education to scientists and science-based conservation practices happening all around Iowa. Naturalists and environmental educators, resource conservation professionals, Area Education Agency (AEA) Science Consultants, and teachers will all play key roles in the network, and each person will contribute as well as learn about projects and educational opportunities in their area.
The workshop will use wildlife as the unifying theme to connect the newly adopted Iowa Core Science Standards and environmental and conservation education. Naturalists will see exactly where their programs fit into the core. Teachers will receive curriculum support from professionals.
Who should come: Formal and non-formal educators, plus conservation professionals are encouraged to attend. Regional AEA Science Consultants and conservation professionals will be at the workshop to build local relationships with formal and non-formal educators to improve the quality of education for students.
Keynotes include: Rich Leopold, Iowa Wildlife Federation and Stephanie Shepherd, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Diversity Program, and more.
Why should I come? Here is a participant quote from the 2015 Workshop that says it all, “I like the single topic focus. PLEASE do this again and I will drive anywhere!”
Registration Costs? Grant funding and fundraising are in the works to lower registration costs for this two-day workshop. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Watch for details at www.iowaee.org.