Jul 16, 2012
Teachers from 77 schools across Pennsylvania will participate over the next two weeks in six Think Energy! Sustainability through Energy Efficiency workshops offered by PPL Electric Utilities and the National Energy Foundation.
The free one-day, highly interactive workshop was offered to teachers in any K-12 school in PPL Electric Utilities service area. The class will enhance educators’ knowledge of sustainable practices with a focus on energy sources, energy consumption and energy efficiency.
The teachers will receive a kit of instructional supplies and participate in hands-on activities that they can integrate into their classroom lesson plans. All of the activities correlate with Pennsylvania’s academic standards for science, technology, the environment and ecology.
Among the topics in the program will be how to perform an energy assessment at home and at school in hopes of motivating students and their families to take action to save energy, money and the environment. Materials will be provided to form Energy Action Patrol teams at schools, too.
When: July 17-26 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
The morning focuses on sustainability, the choices we make and their future impacts. The afternoon session focuses on sustainable living with energy efficiency with multiple activities, using a Kill-A-Watt meter to measure electricity usage, and energy tips for home and school.
July 17 – PPL’s Walbert Training Center, 1639 Church Road, Allentown
(advance notice required to gain access to the facility)
July 18 – Hampton Inn, Harrisburg-West, 4950 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg
July 19 – Holiday Inn, 100 Pine Street, Williamsport
July 24 – PPL’s Lancaster Service Center, 651 Delp Road, Lancaster
July 25 – Isaac Tripp Elementary School, 1000 Everett St., Scranton
The workshops will be led by Robin Reinarts, program director, of the National Energy Foundation. NEF is a nonprofit dedicated to innovative teacher training and student programs on a range of topics, including energy, ecology, the environment, math, science and technology.
PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania and consistently ranks among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.