News & Events

DECEMBER 2016

 

UNI Local Food Program -
GREENS TO GO WINTER MARKET

Saturdays Nov. 5 through Dec. 17; 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Waterloo First United Methodist (614 Randolph Street, Waterloo)

Greens to Go is kicking off the new indoor Winter Market, featuring lettuce, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, cilantro, mint, potatoes, onions, garlic, eggs, baked goods, arts & crafts, and more! The Winter Market will be open every Saturday Nov. 5 through Dec. 17 except for Thanksgiving weekend (no market on Nov. 26).

Visit Greens to Go on Facebook!

 

Reclaim Your Holidays -
REINVENTING JEWELRY & WINTER HOLIDAYS

Sunday, Dec. 4; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cedar Falls Historical Society (3rd & Clay Sts.​)

Reclaim Your Holidays partners with the Cedar Falls Historical Society in a workshop where participants will learn ideas for reinventing winter holidays and will repurpose​ ​broken china into jewelry. Reclaim Your Holidays helps Iowans create meaningful, fun holidays that are easier on the environment. This is part of the Cedar Falls Historical Society ​"A Useful Tool: Invention in Cedar Falls.​"​ Participants will receive "The Gift of Nothing" book.

 

UNI Conservation Corps -
COMMUNITY RAIN GARDENS PROJECT

UNI students completed the Community Rain Gardens Project this fall. After examining water quality and urban stormwater best management practices, students designed and installed three rain gardens on residential properties in Cedar Falls within the Dry Run Creek Watershed. This UNI Conservation Corps project at the University of Northern Iowa was a collaboration between Maria Perez’s Capstone class (Biology) and the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project (Black Hawk Soil & Water Conservation District) led by Josh Balk. Additional support and participation: Laura Verden, UNI Landscape Architect; Eric Giddens, Tallgrass Prairie Center Program Manager and UNI Conservation Corps Coordinator.

Learn more about how UNI students, faculty/staff, and community partners can work with UNI Conservation Corps.

 

E-newsletter –
QUALITY TEACHER TOOLS FOR PROTECTING OUR PLANET

Subscribe to this new e-newsletter for teachers that will help you build a better world and meet student achievement goals. This resource will introduce you to teacher-tested activities and lesson plans. Most focus on the environment, and you'll find easy connections to standards. All activities and lessons focus on real, relevant and interesting topics.

Click here to subscribe!

 

JANUARY 2017


The Way We Live -
SECRET LIVES OF "STUFF"

January 9-May 4, 2017
100% online course

Explore with your K-12 students the “stuff” Americans use daily. These products have life cycles. They are extracted, transported, produced, used and disposed of around the globe - including in Iowa. Study how this "stuff" is a primary source of environmental problems. Upper level students then can find solutions to the question: How do we reconcile our desire to consume with our desire for a healthy planet? The course includes exploration of individual and collective actions.

Targeted specifically to K-8th grades in nearly all subject areas. Also great for 9-12 Language Arts, Social Studies and Environmental Science. One hour of graduate or undergraduate credit. $100 tuition & technology fee, $100 stipends available. Click here to learn more and to register.

 

UNI Local Food Program -
BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership is getting ready to create the 2017 Buy Fresh, Buy Local Directory. The directory is part of a cooperative marketing effort and an educational tool that provides consumers with a way to find local food and build connections with farmers. We hope you will join the campaign!

Registration is now open. Forms are due by January 16 for inclusion in the 2017 directory. Click here to learn more and to apply for membership.

 

Cedar Valley Food & Film Festival -
VENDOR APPLICATION DEADLINE

Monday, January 16, 2017

Become a festival vendor! Learn more about the Cedar Valley Food & Film Festival and contact Jodie Huegerich Jodie Huegerich with questions (jodie.huegerich@uni.edu; 319-273-7883).

 

MARCH 2017


UNI Local Food Program -
CEDAR VALLEY FOOD & FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Waterloo Center for the Arts (225 Commercial St. Waterloo)

Meet local farmers, learn about CSA subscriptions, enjoy free samples, and purchase local products. Get excited for the upcoming farmers market season and pick up the 2017 Buy Fresh Buy Local Directory! Feature film - Vanishing of the Bees - begins at 11 a.m. Discussion after the film led by local bee keeper Tim Laughlin.

Check out more event details on the website or contact Jodie Huegerich with questions (jodie.huegerich@uni.edu; 319-273-7883).