Teachers Can Head Back To Class With New Agriculture Course

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa is in the heart of the Mississippi watershed and plays an important role in managing nutrients and water quality. Now teachers and other educators can learn about water quality and how science can help manage soil nutrients like nitrates through a new graduate course offered by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation.

The online course will offer two graduate credits from Drake University, Morningside College, or Viterbo University through AEA PD Online. The course, The Science of Protecting Water Quality, will begin October 8, 2018 and run through December 10, 2018.

It will train teachers to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts in their classrooms. The course is targeted toward middle and high school science teachers and agriculture teachers, but is open all teachers interested in the subject or interested in expanding their science base. The course is also being offered for teacher license renewal credit.

Educators interested in signing up for the class can find the registration information in the AEA PD Online professional development catalog online. Space is limited to the first 20 registrations.