Rice Creek session to explore '4 E's of Energy'

A daylong interactive workshop on “The 4 E’s of Energy” will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station.

The workshop promotes an understanding of energy’s relationship with the environment, the economy, efficiency and education. Participants will use hands-on activities to explore energy forms and sources, global climate change, and actions humans can take to address the energy challenges.

Teachers are welcome to attend to learn how to integrate energy education into their lessons with student-centered hands-on activities and receive state Education Department standards-aligned instructional materials for classes from kindergarten to sixth grade. This workshop is for in-service and pre-service teachers, youth leaders and home school educators. Participants may be eligible for professional development credit, and should check with their districts on how to receive it. 

Program size is limited for this admission-free workshop. Lunch will be provided.

For more information or a reservation form, call 216-6878 or e-mail diann.jackson@oswego.edu.

Rice Creek Field Station includes the 26-acre Rice Pond surrounded by 300 acres ranging from open fields to forests. The research building is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Trails are open every day from dawn to dusk.

The field station accommodates the general public and serves as a center for college courses and research. It is located on Thompson Road, a quarter-mile south of Route 104 and the main SUNY Oswego campus. For information, visit www.oswego.edu/ricecreek.

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(Posted: Feb 09, 2010)

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