Student Engagement Opportunities

As an undergraduate or graduate student, the RRTTC can provide you with opportunities to enhance your classroom experiences through research projects, outreach programs and internships working with members of the Iowa business and industry community. We are looking for motivated students who are interested in being actively involved with our outreach programs. All majors are encouraged to get involved. There are many ways that you can show you care about the environment. Below are just a few of the ways on campus you can get involved with the movement to go green!


Sustainability Certificate

RRTTC Graduate Assistantship Position

RRTTC Graduate Assistantship (Doctoral) Position

University of Northern Iowa Health/Science Club

Environmental Health Certificate

Northern Iowa Energy Corps

Green Project UNI


Student Nature Society

UNI Solar Panthers Club

UNI Outdoor Recreation


Creekside Harmony Garden
You can get involved with our community and educational garden. Click on the link to see the garden's latest activities and how the development process is coming along. To learn about summer positions with the garden or how you can help with this exciting new opportunity, contact:   Jenny Bruss,  319-273-3689  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Off Campus Opportunities

Cedar Falls Community Garden
Anyone interested in gardening can contact the Cedar Falls Community Garden at and sign up for their newsletter for information on how to be involved. The garden can also be contacted on Facebook by looking up their page.

Hartman Reserve Nature Center
The Hartman Reserve Nature Center is always looking for volunteers to help with various tasks around the reserve such as lying woodchips on the paths and sapping maple syrup later in the year. There are many ways you can help at the reserve and more information is available on the website .

Tallgrass Prairie Center
Anyone interested in restoration and preservation of prairie vegetation can contact the Tallgrass Prairie Center for opportunities to volunteer. To contact the Tallgrass Prairie Center call 319-273-2238.

For more information about student opportunities with the RRTTC contact:
Jenny Bruss
Program & Community Outreach Coordinator
CEEE 113
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0184
Phone: (319)273-3689
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.