Popular Energy Tour is Back
Calling all Central Kentucky Teachers who are interested in learning and teaching about Kentucky’s energy sources! Our popular Energy Tour is coming soon and we want you to join us on October 24-25th. But space is limited so teachers must sign up as soon as you can.
Thanks to funding provided by the Department of Energy Development and Independence (DEDI), we are able to offer this two-day tour to Central KY teachers to highlight Kentucky’s developing alternative energy technologies as well as traditional energy sources. One day will be spent touring EKU’s Center for Renewable & Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT), Berea College’s Ecovillage, a Berea solar farm and the KY Coal Mine Museum. The second day will be spent in the Teco Mine in Hazard. Yes, we said “IN” the Teco mine where you will experience first-hand deep earth mining and learn about coal extraction surface mining techniques. Finally, a panel discussion will cover the advantages and disadvantages of different energy technologies.
As a follow-up to the tour, our environmental educators will host a series of classroom lessons for tour participants about the history of coal in Kentucky, extraction techniques of coal and alternative energies. Additionally, participating teachers will have the opportunity to schedule an energy related field trip for their classroom.
If you are a Central Kentucky teacher and interested in joining us, please email Pattie Stivender at pattie@bgGreensource.org for more detail information.