SUNY Oswego to offer ‘green’ Workshops for K-12 Teachers

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station will offer a pair of workshops in alternative energy and wise consumer decision-making for K-12 teachers on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The workshops, titled “Sustainable Living” and “KidWind,” will take place 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m., respectively, at the field station on Thompson Road, south of the main SUNY Oswego campus. Each is free to New York state classroom teachers.

NYSERDA (the state’s Energy Research and Development Authority) will sponsor the first workshop, which will help train teachers to convey energy-use measurements and informed, energy-wise decision making in consumption of energy, water, food and other goods. Teachers who attend can qualify for incentives and prizes for their classes based on implementing sustainable actions.

KidWind will introduce teachers to the science behind wind energy, while giving them knowledge, skills and resources to introduce students to the growing use of wind power. The workshop will appeal to elementary, middle and high school teachers with an interest in renewable energy, physics, general science, technical education, engineering and design, environmental science or mathematics.

K-12 teachers may contact Diann Jackson, assistant director of Rice Creek, to obtain a registration form for either workshop.