UNI offers waste reduction graduate-credit workshop for teachers

Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Susan Salterberg, UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education, (319) 273-2573
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R,' a one-hour University of Northern Iowa graduate-credit course, will take place at the Hurstville Interpretive Center near Maquoketa. The workshop will run 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; and 6 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6.

A limited number of free registrations will be available to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, thanks to the generous support of local solid waste agencies according to Susan Salterberg at the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE).

Visit for information, or contact Salterberg for details at (319) 337-4816, (319)273-2573 or

A $50 fee will be charged to those not receiving a free registration. The course is offered through UNI Science Education and the CEEE in the UNI College of Natural Sciences.

UNI is able to offer the graduate credit and about $75 of materials to each participant through grants from the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Alternatives Program. Other supporters include the Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Jackson County Conservation Board, Jackson County Sanitary Disposal Agency and the Waste Commission of Scott County.