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Calhoun Program Teaches Teachers on Solar Energy

6/21/2011

The Alabama Center for Excellence in Clean Energy Technologies (ACECET) at Calhoun Community College will offer a four-day workshop for local educators on “Teaching Solar Energy to Kids,” during the week of July 26-29, 2011.

The workshop, funded in part through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, will instruct educators on fun ways to incorporate the topic of solar energy into their classrooms.  “Participants will tackle a variety of hands-on renewable energy challenges while talking classroom technique with top renewable energy educators,” said Jerry Adams, ACECET program director.

“Educators attending the workshop will learn about the impacts that our energy use has on the planet and how to best teach youth about such solutions as energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable technologies,” Adams added.

Each day of the workshop will include hands-on elements that can be employed in the classroom.  All participants who complete the workshop will receive a stipend of $100 per day, plus an additional $100 after presenting the information they learn to their peers and students.

Registration deadline is July 6.  For an application and additional information, interested educators should visit the website at www.calhoun.edu/solareduworkshop

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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