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Energy Education Camps & Workshops for K-12 Educators

OEP has a long history of supporting K-12 energy education through professional development and student learning opportunities. OEP’s current offerings include Energy Education Camps for K-12 Educators and Energy Education Workshops for both educators and students.  These offerings link the broad topic of energy to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and provide educators with the knowledge and resources necessary to teach energy concepts.

TDEC OEP plans to conduct three Energy Education Camps for K-12 Educators in 2019. The Camps are comprised of three-day training sessions and provide energy-related lesson plans and resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom. These lessons promote energy literacy as it relates to STEM subjects and introduce educators to topics including, but not limited to, electricity generation, consumption, and measurement; renewable energy; and energy efficiency and conservation. 2019 Camps will be hosted at the following dates/locations:

•   June 18-20: Cumberland Mountain State Park
•   June 25-27: Roan Mountain State Park
   July 17-19: Natchez Trace State Park

Energy Education Camps are offered free of charge. All participating educators will receive $200 in materials to teach energy education topics in the classroom or at afterschool programs. Educators will also receive a certificate of participation for professional development hours. Click here to access the 2019 Energy Education Camps application. Applications are due by April 5, 2019. Please submit applications to Angela.McGee@tn.gov or via fax at 615-741-5070. 

For more information on Energy Camps and Workshops, please contact Angela McGee at Angela.McGee@tn.gov or 615-532-7816.