Posted on 12/02/2014 at 03:01 PM by Blog Experts

Greetings Iowa Educators!


Follow our Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources blog for fun ways incorporate nature into your classroom. Subscribe today to receive email notification of new blog postings.


Check out our recent postings:

·         Signs of Fall - look for signs of fall and investigate why leaves of deciduous trees change color


·         Seasonal Visits to a Special Outdoor Place- find a special place outdoor where you and your students can observe nature throughout the school year


·         2015 Take It Outside Art Contest – this year’s theme celebrates wildlife artist, Maynard Reece & Iowa Fish


·         Spring STEM-based Natural Resources On-line Courses - registration is open for the spring sessions of our on-line courses


·         Community Connections – learn more about the history or your community


·         Guest Speakers in the Classroom – tips for inviting guest speakers into your classroom


Coming soon: Native American Heritage Month, drawing on nature, field investigations, balancing technology and nature, animal senses, and much more!!!


Visit our Classroom Resources webpage for downloadable activity guides; audiovisual resources; 400 factsheets about Iowa's aquatic plants & animals; correlations to Iowa and National standards organized by grade level; sample lesson plans organized by grade level; conservation education course outlines; activity/coloring sheets; and suggested natural resources children's books 



SHANNON HAFNER, Education and Outreach


Iowa Department of Natural Resources

2473 160th Rd | Guthrie Center, IA 50115





Leading Iowans in Caring for Our Natural Resources.



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