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Exploring Renewable Energy in the Classroom through Inquiry and Engineering...

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Clark Public Utilities

1200 Fort Vancouver Way

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Vancouver, Washington 98685

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A FREE, full-day professional development workshop supporting teachers to bring clean energy science, technology skills, and hands-on learning to their classrooms across Washington's Clark County. Presented by CE, a program of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, in partnership with Clark Public Utilities, this program will explore a range of renewable energy topics, provide participants with NGSS-aligned curricular tools, and give participants durable classroom science materials to explore hands-on, inquiry-based STEM concepts with K-12 students.

About BEF: The Bonneville Environmental Foundation empowers businesses and other entities to be in balance with the environment through a full suite of products, programs and custom solutions that help address your environmental footprint. We align our extensive industry expertise with your business goals to achieve immediate impact today while helping solve tomorrow’s biggest business sustainability challenges.


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About CE: CE is a national clean energy, career connected education program from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Together with schools, educators and industry, we strive to build a clean energy future to ensure that our communities and the environment are thriving and resilient. We work to expand access to opportunities for all students regardless of their geography, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. CE is funded by corporations, regional utilities, and philanthropic organizations. To date, our funders have impacted more than 150,000 students nationwide through CE programming. For more information, visit CEbrightfutures.org.



About Clark Public Utilities: Committed to encouraging the development of local renewable energy resources and providing curriculum support to area educators, Clark Public Utilities. Through the Green Light's Program, for more than a decade, Clark Public Utility customers have funded local environmental education projects for over a decade. Through the Green Lights Program, 13 photovoltaic solar arrays have been installed on Clark County schools and funding is now focused on the development and classroom implementation of curriculum related to renewable energy.


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What topics will be covered?

Topics covered will include: the fundamentals of energy and energy use/conversion; solar and wind energy generation; simple circuitry and surrounding concepts including voltage, current, resistance and power; the photovoltaic effect and technology; and tips on integrating engineering design and inquiry into your curriculum.

Who can I ask questions to?

Contact Emily-Bell Dinan, CE Program Manager at EDinan@b-e-f.org or 503-553-3949

Will I receive any classroom materials/equipment?

Yes! Participating teachers will receive customized, durable, hands-on science learning materials valuing up to $2500 to help bring renewable energy topics alive in home classrooms, schools, or districts. These kits will be awarded to each individual school that participating teachers represent at the training.

Is this training free for teachers/educators?

Yes! This is a fully funded training opportunity for ESD 112 area K-12 teachers presented by CE and CPU

What is additional support available to Washington K-12 Teachers?

Participating teachers will be provided with a stipend for participating on a non-school day to be fulfilled by home districts.

Is lunch provided?

Yes! Lunch will be provided along with coffee and morning snacks. Please remember to indicate when you register if you have any dietary restrictions or needs

Does CE have a waiting list?

Yes. In the event of a cancellation, we will notify the person at the top of the waitlist and allow a maximum of 24 hours for their response before offering the opportunity to the next person on the list

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes! However, this training is limited to 25 participants due to its highly interactive nature. Please send along the new participant's name, email, and contact info so we can reach out in the event of last-minute changes

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No! CE will provide a sign-in sheet day-of for those registered via Eventbrite

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