Upcoming Workshops

Future workshop dates and locations:


2021 Spring IAN- virtual   Click HERE for workshop information       Click HERE to register!


Secret Lives of "Stuff"

Formal & Non-formal Educators: Discover why life cycles of “stuff” matter in Iowa

In the February 16-March 23 AND the June 8-July 13 100% online AEA courses, The Secret Lives of “Stuff,” you will explore powerful classroom-ready lessons, activities, videos and readings. In this K12 course, you'll also engage with other educators in idea-sharing. In Module 1, consider what’s important to you. Then, examine waste and the life cycles of "stuff," such as t-shirts and water bottles. From there, analyze ways you and your students can conserve resources and live more sustainably...MORE at https://bit.ly/3glYSU4

Click here for a student's depiction of the backstory of a cell phone.


2021 Summer- MEEC

2021 Fall IAN- Woodbury County, November 3-5

2022 Spring IAN- Jackson County

2022 Summer IAN- Clinton County

2022 Fall IAN- Mahaska County

2023 Spring IAN- Muscatine County

2023 Summer IAN- open

For more information contact:

Brianne Blom
IAN Workshop Coordinator
Clay County Conservation Board

Office   712-262-2187

Cell   712-898-9674



Projects WILD, WILD Aquatic, and Learning Tree

WILD, WILD Aquatic, and PLT materials are available to formal and non formal educators through workshops on request for groups of at least 15 educators and/or youth leaders.

Workshops also are provided through several colleges and universities. At the workshop, participants will be introduced to several activities as well as to suggested teaching techniques, ideas for using the activities, and philosophies behind the programs.


Send an email to the WILD/ PLT coordinator to receive email notification of upcoming training opportunities. Please contact the workshop presenter if you require special accommodations.

Projects WILD, WILD Aquatic, Learning Tree Online Course

Projects WILD, WILD Aquatic, Learning Tree Online

For more information, contact:

Shannon Hafner


Fish Iowa!

To set up a training session with the mentor nearest you, contact the Aquatic Education.

Please contact Stephanie Shepherd or periodically visit the website listed below for more details.  www.iowadnr.com/wildlife/diversity/vwmp.html

For more information, contact:

Aquatic Education Office