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Secret Lives of Stuff

June 8 - June 13


The Missouri Recycling Association (MORA) announces their third offering of the professional development course, The Secret Lives of “Stuff”. The course begins on June 8 and ends July 13th. Please share this information with your peers.

The course is 100% online, so you will have some flexibility. Every week there will be an optional assignments due (reading, watching videos, creating discussion posts, etc.). Please see the attached flier for additional information along with a list of associated science standards. Educators from K-12th grades in the subject areas of social studies, art, language arts, and science have attended this course and applied aspects of human impact on the environment.

With a focus on natural resources, product life cycles and the impacts of consumerism, attendees gain an understanding of how we can make better choices and live more sustainably. The last course offering was attended by educators in Springfield and their responses were “Thought provoking! – Really eye opening and enjoyable – the Secret Lives of Stuff not only is an excellent learning opportunity, but it also provides a lot of resources to help support teachers and outreach programs.”

The $100 course fee is payable by credit card only through MORA and there are limited openings. A course syllabus is available upon request.

We strongly encourage raising awareness of how we can conserve our natural resources now to assure our leaders of tomorrow will have the foundation needed to provide a healthier environment for future generations.

“There are too many take-homes to count, so I…an increased awareness and deeper understanding of the life cycle of stuff. It has definitely helped me think about the impact I am making…with every purchase…So many things to share with my staff, students, family, and friends…This has been one class…I have gained the most from in a long time…Will there be a Secret Lives of Stuff Part 2?” —Jamie Houser, Seymour, 5-12 Principal

Fill out the registration form here and email it to Kodi Gehlert at kodi@mora.org due June 4th at 3pm:


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