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Free Energy Education Workshops for Teachers

Hawaii Energy News Release

This spring, Hawaii Energy is offering free, one-day workshops with tools and resources for Hawaii’s teachers to learn about and teach energy efficiency in the classroom. The Molokai workshop will be held on March 1 at Molokai High School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Teachers of all subjects from Kindergarten –through 12th grade are welcome to attend.  There are two types of workshops. One is Energy Education that teaches the concepts of force, motion, light, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and energy transformations. The other is Building Science, aimed at helping students learn how buildings can become more energy-efficient through various measures such as lighting inspections, measuring electricity plug loads and taking temperature readings.

Each teacher will receive training, a choice of energy kits (valued between $300 and $400), breakfast, lunch, curriculum and access to online materials and resources.  Reimbursement for substitute teachers will be provided.  Participants are eligible to apply for Hawaii Energy Education Grants up to $2,500 and a scholarship to attend NEED’s annual National Energy Conference for Educators.

The workshops are taught by The NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project in collaboration with Hawaii Energy – the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties.

Space is limited.  Register online at least 7 days prior at HawaiiEnergy.com/teacher-workshops.  Contact Wendi Moss with questions at wmoss@need.org or call 1-800-875-5029.


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