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Clean Energy Workshop July 28, 2016

K-12 Teachers Clean Energy Workshop

July 28, 2016 @ 7:30 AM

Richland Community College will host the 3rd Annual K-12 Teachers Clean Energy Workshop at the National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC) on July 28, 2016.  This knowledge-sharing event will add wind, solar, carbon capture and storage, biofuels, bioenergy, and clean coal educational materials to K-12 teachers Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curricula.

This year, our primary focus is to have K-12 teachers as workshop exhibitors, highlighting clean energy lesson plans, experiments, and activities from their schools.  The workshop will also include an NSEC site tour of wind turbines, solar arrays, prairie plots, biomass furnaces, mobile biofuels lab, seismic display, and interactive carbon capture and storage presentation.  We encourage teachers to schedule a follow up tour of the NSEC with their class where students will learn about a variety of renewable energy resources and sustainability practices at one location.

We hope to have many Illinois K-12 teachers as exhibitors and attendees.  Booth space and registration are free of charge.  All teachers will receive 7 Professional Development Hours and The Green Guide: A Curriculum of Global Sustainability and companion Teachers Tool Kit.  The workshop will include continental breakfast, lunch, and beverage service.

 

Registration is free of charge and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and beverage service. Register at http://rcc-cleanenergy2016.brownpapertickets.com.

 

For more information about registration contact Barb Mosier, Administrative Assistant, Richland Community College (E-mail: bmosier@richland.edu; Phone: 217-875-7211, ext. 6170).

 

 

Travel

The workshop location is: National Sequestration Education Center, Richland Community College, 3451 President Howard Brown Blvd, Decatur, Illinois 62521 U.S.A. (please refer to http://www.richland.edu/maps for local directions).

 

Airport Options:

Decatur Airport, 910 S Airport Rd, Decatur, IL 62521 Phone: (217) 428-2423 (http://www.decatur-parks.org/airport-home-page).  Connecting flights to Chicago O'Hare & St. Louis.

 

University of Illinois Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy, Illinois 61874 Phone: (217) 244-8604 http://www.flycmi.com/

(Decatur, Illinois is 55 miles from Willard Airport)