Reservation and Contact Information

Science kits are available and can be reserved through our student staff by emailing or calling 319-273-6912 with your name, preferred kit(s) and desired reservation time(s). Contacting us well in advance is very desirable and recommended.

The Yager Science Education Resources and Outreach Center (YSERO) is located in 160 McCollum Science Hall. Student staff are available between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Since the staff are undergraduate students taking courses, participating in extracurricular activities, working other jobs, etc.; they may not be available at all times throughout the week. So if you are UNI faculty, staff or students, it would be a good idea to email or call in your request.        

Further information, as well as copies of our reservation letter and form, can be found below.

Young students performing an experiment.

Download our recent reservation letter and request form.

A science kit reservation information letter and reservation form are sent out to administrators and teachers via an email listserv during the summer for reservations for the upcoming academic year. The letter includes information on science kits available, costs, checkout dates, etc.

The reservation form is also available for teachers to provide their contact and mailing information, preferred kit(s) and desired reservation time(s).

Please note that the science kits are delivered to and from schools via the van service provided by Central Rivers Area Education Agency. This service is only provided to schools within the Central Rivers AEA region. If you are outside of this region, you will have to make arrangements with our staff for pick up and return. UNI faculty, staff and students will have to make arrangements with our staff for pick up and return since the van service would not be used. 

If you would like to be included in the email listserv that includes teachers and administrators, please contact our staff.


Looking for more information, or have specific questions? 

Get in contact with us:

UNI Science Education Office
153 McCollum Science Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0296

Yager Science Education Resources & Outreach
160 McCollum Science Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614


Dr. Lawrence Escalada


Director of Science Education
Dr. Lawrence Escalada

Dr. Dawn Del Carlo


Science Ed. Grad Coordinator
Dr. Dawn Del Carlo


Dr. Alison Beharka


YSERO Supervisor
Dr. Alison Beharka


Dr. Alison Beharka


Secretary III
Lori Wurtz


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