Registration still open for 'Renewable Energy Workshop'

Published: Aug. 8, 2017 at 4:15 AM CDT
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One upcoming workshop is aiming to help teachers bring the knowledge of renewable energy into classrooms this school year.

The 'Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom' workshop is the last in the summer series for the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education or WCEE at UW-Stevens Point.

The workshop will help teachers understand why we need energy, how to use it and much more in order to have a livable, bright future.

The WCEE has provided workshops like this one to teachers for over 25 years to help bring environmental education into classrooms and lesson plans, so that students are more up to date on real world issues.

"The children who are in school now are our future leaders and workforce," explained Senior Outreach Specialist for the WCEE. "They need to have the skills and experience to tackle some really big issues in the future. Learning about energy and our natural resources in a relevant, hands-on way gets students excited about the world around us, how we interact with our environment, and how to protect it for future generations while also introducing potential careers in the natural resources fields."

The workshop will include activities and demonstrations that teachers can bring into their classrooms, like how to make a shoe box solar cooker, how to make a water turbine, and how to measure wind speed with an anemometer.

The workshop will be held on Monday August 14th from 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. at the Midwest Energy Association's ReNew the Earth Institute in Custer.

Cost is $100.

All educators are welcome to attend, including teachers, camp counselors, community leaders, etc.

Anyone who attends will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Registration ends on Wednesday August 9th. To register for the workshop,