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Sponsorships Available for National Energy Conference for Educators

January 24, 2017

This summer, the Iowa Energy Center will be sponsoring 10 Iowa educators to attend the National Energy Conference for Educators in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are now accepting nominations for middle and high school educators who would receive a stipend to attend the five-day conference from July 16th-20th, 2017.

The conference will bring together educators that are passionate about teaching energy education in their classrooms. Over five interactive days in Milwaukee, the conference provides teachers with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, electricity, efficiency and environmental and economic impacts.

Participants will receive the training and materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units in their classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs. National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) leaders at the conference help participants develop specialized units that meet state standards and can be utilized with students of all learning styles.

Topics for 2017 include generation and transmission, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and efficient use of energy among many others.

To nominate a teacher, please send a letter of support by February 28, 2017 describing why your nominee should be chosen to attend this year’s conference. The Energy Center sponsorship would include the conference’s $1,500 registration (which includes attendance, room and board) cost and up to $500 in travel expenses. Please send letters to Leigh Nelson with the subject line NEED Conference 2017.


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