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UNI hosts graduate teaching workshop

May 22, 2013

Susan Salterberg, program manager, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, 319-337-4816,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The enrollment deadline for the University of Northern Iowa interdisciplinary K-12 1-hour graduate credit professional development workshop for teachers is Monday, May 27.

The graduate-level workshop, "The Environment and The Way We Live: Our Choices Impact Everyone’s Future," will be held Monday, June 17, through Tuesday, June18, at the EB Lyons Nature Center in Dubuque. A follow-up workshop will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Swiss Valley Nature Center in Peosta. The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency is co-sponsoring the workshop.

Tuition for the workshop is $50. Upon successful completion, solid waste agencies will reimburse the tuition fee for teachers in Clayton, Dubuque, Delaware, Howard, Linn, Scott and Winneshiek counties, as well as the Postville School District. In addition to the 1-hour of graduate credit, teachers will receive $65 worth of free resources to use in their classrooms. 

Funding support for the workshop comes from the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Alternatives Program.  Other supporters include solid waste agencies, landfills and the East Central Iowa Council of Governments.

For more information about the workshop and tuition reimbursements, visit