Energy Efficiency for Educators

September 23rd, 2013
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Teachers on Molokai at an energy conservation and efficiency workshop for educators. The workshops are free. Courtesy photo.

Teachers on Molokai at an energy conservation and efficiency workshop for educators. The workshops are free. Courtesy photo.

Attention, hard-working teachers.

Hawaii Energy is offering free energy conservation workshops to K-12 educators through the NEED (National Energy Education Development) project. Two types of workshops are available: Basic Energy Education Workshops and Building Science Workshops. They will be held from Oct. 22 to Nov. 21 on Lanai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island.

Teachers who attend one of the workshops are also eligible to apply for an energy education grant of up to $2,500. Hawaii Energy will award a total sum of up to $25,000 this year. The grants can be used to purchase materials and equipment to promote energy efficiency education in the classroom and community, whether it be posters, signs, stickers, videos or participation in a video workshop. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.

Laura Cummings, a teacher at Sunset Beach Elementary School on Oahu's North Shore, said: "It made a significant impact on how I taught energy concepts and allowed students to make more meaningful gains in their understanding of energy and conservation."

The schedule is below:

  • Basic Energy Education Workshop

October 22, 2013 - Kahului, Maui

https://www.regonline.com/needkahului2013

  • Basic Energy Education Workshop

October 26, 2013 - Lanai City, Lanai

https://www.regonline.com/needlanaicity2013

  • Basic Energy Education Workshop

November 13, 2013 - Waipahu, Oahu

https://www.regonline.com/needwaipahu2013

  • Building Science for Educators

November 15, 2013 - Kaneohe, Oahu

https://www.regonline.com/needkaneohe2013

  • Basic Energy Education Workshop

November 19, 2013 - Honoka'a , Hawaii

https://www.regonline.com/needhonokaa2013

  • Basic Energy Education Workshop

November 21, 2013 - Kona, Hawaii

https://www.regonline.com/needkona2013


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