The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) will begin offering teachers and other educators a graduate course to learn about renewable fuels.
The online class, titled Renewable Energy from Agriculture and the Science of Sustainability, will provide two graduate credits from Drake University, Morningside University or Viterbo University through AEA PD Online.
“Educators will walk away from this course with a strong understanding of agriculture n e’s role in providing renewable energy,” said course instructor, Will Fett. “Wind, solar, and biomass energy all have big potential in helping meet our energy demands.”
The course is based on energy and agriculture lessons that were developed through a partnership with the Iowa Energy Center and uses resources from the National FFA Organization, the Renewable Fuels Association and other sources.
After finishing the course, participants will be able to take advantage of 20 lesson plans from the course to take back and use with their students.
The classes begin Feb. 20 and run through April 30.