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UNI online professional development for educators begins June 12

June 5, 2017

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

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa one-credit-hour graduate course, "Secret Lives of Stuff," begins Monday, June 12, for K through 8 educators. The course is online and is offered in two parts. The first part runs until Tuesday, July 25, and part two, which involves educators teaching about the topics in their classrooms, ends on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The course has a $100 tuition and technology fee. Due to grant support, educators who successfully complete the online course will receive a $100 stipend, making the workshop free. UNI is able to offer the graduate-credit course, lesson plans and stipends to each teacher thanks to funding support from the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program and UNI EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).

To enroll for the course or for more information, visit, or contact Susan Salterberg, instructor and program manager at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, at 319-337-4816 or