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Delaware Sea Grant alternative energy teacher workshop scheduled for July 29


Delaware Sea Grant alternative energy teacher workshop set July 29

Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) and the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) invite classroom and informal educators from Maryland and Delaware, grades 1-12, to register for the 2016 workshop “Sunny and Windy: A Forecast for Greener Energy Education.”

Attendance is free, but registration is required due to limited seating. Click here for the application, due by Friday, July 8.

Hosted by Chris Petrone, DESG marine education specialist, on UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, the workshop will focus on alternative methods of energy through lectures and activities for educators.

Participants will learn about solar and wind energy technologies through classroom lectures and hands-on learning activities, alongside UD’s 2-megawatt wind turbine. They will have the opportunity to build model wind turbines, explore solar arrays, and experiment with DIY solar ovens.

“This is a hands-on, minds-on workshop that allows teachers to learn from experts in alternative energy while experimenting with the different technologies — from solar ovens to mock wind farms — so that they can bring these activities back to their classrooms,” Petrone says.

Participating teachers will receive an alternative energy experiment kit ($65 value) to use in their classrooms and Delaware teachers will earn clock hours for participation.

Support for this workshop comes from the Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) Project, a National Science Foundation-funded Climate Change Education Partnership project.

For more information, visit the website or contact Chris Petrone at petrone@udel.edu or 302-645-4308.

About Delaware Sea Grant

The University of Delaware was designated as the nation’s ninth Sea Grant College in 1976 to promote the wise use, conservation and management of marine and coastal resources through high-quality research, education and outreach activities that serve the public and the environment. 

UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment administers the program, which conducts research in priority areas ranging from aquaculture to coastal hazards.