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 workshops will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 5 at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii in Hilo.
Teachers of all subjects from kindergarten to 12th grade are welcome to attend. There are two types of workshops:
1. Energy Education: Teaches the concepts of force, motion, light, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and energy transformations
2. 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.