OEP hosted the 2016 Energy Education Camps for K-12 Educators at Montgomery Bell State Park from June 6-10 and Pickwick Landing State Park from June 13-17. The three-day camps provided educators with information and resources needed to teach on topics related to energy and energy conservation in the classroom and showed them how to involve students in service learning projects that promote environmental stewardship. Participating educators were provided with energy-related classroom materials, as well as complementary lodging and meals. Click here to learn more about the energy resources OEP used for the camp.

Pickwick Landing Energy Camp

“The break-out sessions were great! I went to K-3 with Lori! She gave us so many great ideas to use in the classroom! Many of the centers connected with my grade level SPI’s! I can use the ideas in science and connect to math. Energy Camp gets me excited about the new school year and all the opportunities we have to teach our kids about energy. Kit Book presentation was great!” Karla Burns, Michie Elementary

"I enjoyed the week learning about types of energy. Kit Books was awesome and exactly what we do for electricity in 4th grade. Hands-on activities were just what we need to be able to carry back to our classrooms -the materials will be of use as funds are becoming more limited -overall great experience!" Cindy Barsch, Oak Elementary

“What an excellent camp you hosted! I was very impressed with the variety of hands-on experiments that you demonstrated, the guest speakers who simplified the rigorous concepts in their presentations, and your generosity in supplying us with the materials we'll need for our classrooms. Thank you so much for the comfortable stay, and the fellowship you encouraged with my peers. I'm sure to profit from this camp over the years to come.” Alfred Lloyd, Belle Forest Community School

“I was in the elementary sessions with Lori. She is an excellent facilitator! Her resources (webpage) and hands-on activities will be extremely useful in the actual classroom setting. The atmosphere was laid back with pleasant personalities in the leadership. Angela was very personable. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. This is a huge resource for teachers.” Jamie Taylor, Martin Elementary

Montgomery Bell Energy Camp

"I would like to say Thank You for this wonderful week. This has been the best training camp for educators that I have ever been to. Linda's groups were wonderful and I love all the kits that I will be able to use in my classroom. I will be doing energy houses with my students this coming year. Energy Camp = Best week ever!!! I can't wait till next year." Brian Clouse, Ketron Elementary

"This has been one of the best trainings I have ever attended. You had every component of making information easy to learn and retained. I enjoy being able to meet fellow educators from all over TN." Christina Majors, Brown’s Chapel Elementary

"This camp was awesome. Not only did I learn so many more things and skills to use in my classroom but I was able to collaborate with other teachers. I loved the break out grade level sessions. We worked through various activities where we not only learned the activities but completed them ourselves. I will definitely be looking out for sign ups for future events.” Melissa Moore, Vollentine Elementary