OEP hosted the 2018 Energy Education Camp for K-12 Educators at Paris Landing State Park. The three-day camp 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.
OEP conducted two Energy Education Workshops for third through sixth grade students enrolled in an after-school energy program at Michie Elementary School in McNairy County. As part of the workshop, OEP provided lessons and materials on hydropower electric generation, kinetic energy, and the force of gravity.
“Best conference/camp for educators I’ve been to in 10 years of teaching! Thank you so much for this opportunity! I loved all of the hands-on activities. Just as students learn by doing, so do adults. I believe because of this, I’m better prepared to teach my students. I will definitely spread the word across my district!” Laura Allen, Avery Trace Middle School
“The Energy Camp is an energetic and engaging training Camp. It would be beneficial to all teachers of Science and after school extended programs of TN. This is the best Camp/Training I have attended in my 4 years of teaching.“ Stefanie Bishop, Parris South Elementary
“The ladies did a fabulous job organizing the week’s activities. They were kind, patient, and understanding with a varied audience. Their hard work affected a few here, but will affect many students as “we” go out and share. This is a very exciting opportunity. Loved all of the activities. They were hands-on, easy to do/use with students, engagement, correlation with science. This also ties into teacher evaluation rubric: Technology, Groups, Engagement, etc.” Brenda Hughett, Putnam County Schools
“What a great week! Thank you so much for the loads of activities, resources, and tools that can be used so much with our 6th grade science standards! The energy house competition was a fun collaboration & allowed room for creativity & engineering. Camp increased my knowledge of more hands-on activities that can be used with energy.” Kim Dolan, Harris Middle School