ICEC is the professional membership organization for all environmental and conservation educators in Iowa.

Ackley, IA   |
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EIN: 26-0154733


The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition provides ways for Iowa’s conservation and environmental educators to learn, build relationships, and creatively collaborate.

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Project Coordinator

Linette Bernard


Louis Beck

Main address

12684 155th St

Ackley, IA 50601 USA

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Formerly known as

Iowa Conservation Education Council



Subject area info

Teacher education

Continuing education

Environmental education


Natural resources

Population served info


NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Winter Workshop

Annual professional development and networking workshop for conservation and environmental educators. Typically held in January or February.

Population(s) Served

The goal of a "Game Jam" is for a small group to get together and prototype game designs (analog or digital). Participants share a common theme and create a working prototype in a short amount of time. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to develop small innovative games.

Games are increasingly used in educational settings to help inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration, optimism, and problem-solving skills among a wide variety of audiences. Serious games address real-world challenges, compress time and space, encourage systems thinking, and promote active engagement, making them particularly well suited to conservation education.

Each Game Jam has a different theme

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Project Coordinator

Linette Bernard

Linette has a B.A. in outdoor recreation and a M.A. in Youth and Human Services Agency Administration. She has been working in the fields of environmental education, fundraising, youth development, non-profit management, and program quality-assurance.


Louis Beck

Louis Beck is in his second term on ICEC's Executive Committee, serving as co-chair for the last two years. He takes on the Chair responsibilities for 2023. Louis is a retired Agricultural Education teacher and FFA Advisor. Besides being an educator, he continues to be involved in a farming operation. with the assistance of governmental agencies such as the NRCS and FSA, soil, water, and wildlife conservation practices are used and valued on all of the acres under his control.


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 06/20/2023
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Board chair

Louis Beck

Jerry Neppel

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Lilly Jensen

Upper Explorerland RC&D

Anothy Vorwald

Jackson County Conservation

Louis Beck

Retired, Ag Education

David Conrads

Univ of Iowa College of Education

Tiffany Morgan

Iowa PBS

Ted Neal

Univ of Iowa

Kean Roberts

Ames Comm School District

Kyla Burns

Johnston High School

Peg Steffen

Retired science teacher, STEM Consultant

Clark Porter

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Samuel Taylor

Master's candidate, Earth & Environmental Sciences Dept., University of Iowa

Heather Gamm

Bremer County Conservation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/29/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/11/2021

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.