Teachers Tour Wausau Hydroelectric Dam

Local math and science teachers are getting a chance to see how hydroelectric power works in our area.Teachers in a graduate program through UWSP got a chance to tour the Wausau Hydro Dam this morning.

It is part of a class where they learn how to talk to students about renewable energy.

During the tour, teachers learned about how hydroelectric power is generated and also gained insight into the history of the 90 year old plant.

High school science teachers like Kevin Jorgensen say they are glad they can pass their experience along to their students.

"The pictures I have been taking here show the actual plant itself and how it operates. It will be fantastic for the kids to see what it is like. It is something you can't get in a book." Jorgensen says.

The Wausau Dam is one of fourteen hydroelectric plants owned by WPS.

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