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Nuclear Energy Seminar for Teachers Invites Participants for its 30th Anniversary Class
Teachers from around Pennsylvania have been obtaining the hours needed to meet their continuing education requirements at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center for decades through professional development workshops such as the Nuclear Energy Seminar for Teachers (NEST). This year’s free NEST workshop, scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 3, will mark the program’s 30th anniversary.
NEST is a five-day course offered each summer for teachers of Grades K-12. Experts from the Susquehanna power plant and Bloomsburg University provide educators with objective, up-to-date information about the fundamentals of nuclear power, emerging use of nuclear isotopes in the medical field, and the safe and secure operation of PPL’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant.
“Teachers for all grades levels have told us time and again how useful the program is with helping them to better educate students on a variety of energy-related topics,” said Alana Roberts, PPL community affairs specialist and program coordinator.
Activities include experiments and hands-on activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. The course also includes tours of the plant perimeter and several buildings, the plant’s control room simulator, PPL’s emergency operations center at East Mountain Business Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and its environmental lab.
“We encourage teachers to take advantage of the seminar and join an alumni network of over 1,200 NEST graduates,” Roberts said. Teachers also will meet industry experts including David Allard, the director of the state Bureau of Radiation Protection, which is part of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection.
Seating is limited so register now by calling the Energy Information Center at 1-866-832-3312 or emailing Roberts at email@example.com.
Other free summer educational opportunities are available to teachers. To find out more about programs for all teachers, visit www.pplpreserves.com and view the calendar of events.
The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.
PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation’s generating affiliates. Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) owns or controls about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.
For further information: Joe Scopelliti, 1-866-832-4474, PPL Susquehanna