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Oregon Paleo Lands Institute

333 West 4th Street

Fossil, OR 97830

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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 Central and Eastern Oregon. Presented by CE, a program of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, this program will explore a range of energy topics, provide participants with NGSS-aligned curriculum, and science materials to explore hands-on, inquiry-based renewable energy concepts with K-12 students. Connect to cutting-edge career topics, fellow science teachers in neighboring communities and newly installed solar technology at OPLI's learning center in Fossil, Oregon.

About BEF: BEF 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

About the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute: The Oregon Paleo Lands Institute Center is an educational, community-based non-profit in Fossil, Oregon. We strive to help North West Oregon residents and visitors of all ages explore, understand, and enjoy the world-renowned natural history of North Central Oregon. We are proficient in helping visitors schedule trips, tours and hikes throughout the region.

Working with schools, adults and community groups, Oregon Paleo Lands Institute Center aims to broaden the understanding of the Earth's history and the lessons it holds for us today. For more info visit


What topics will be covered?

Topics covered will include: the fundamentals of energy and energy use/conversion; solar and wind energy generation; simple circuits 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 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

Is this training free for teachers/educators?

Yes! This is a fully funded training opportunity for Oregon K-12 teachers presented by CE and OPLI

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

Participating teachers will be provided with: 1. A stipend for participating on a non-school day OR a standard sub-reimbursement for teacher participation during a regular school day; 2. Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute in Fossil, Oregon

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 15 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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