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This workshop is for educators in the BG&E service area only.

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Who should attend?

  • Science, STEM and CTE teachers new to ESP
  • 3rd – 8th grade teachers
  • Afterschool or Club Leaders
  • Schools/programs that participated in the November 13 workshop

What do you receive?

  • A selection of kits (you’ll select after the workshop)
  • A pre-workshop supplies box that will have all you need to have a great hands-on workshop (we will ship supplies to your school address)
  • A stipend for Saturday participation
  • Certification of your professional development hours
  • Information to request an Energy Audit
  • Information to apply for the ESP mini-grant ($400)
  • Information to request an Energy Fair in the Box to host an Energy Fair


IN Zoom

8:45 a.m.            Sign-In and Pre-Assessment

9:00 a.m.            Welcome from ESP Partners & Overview of Program

9:30 a.m.            Introduction to the Science of Energy

10:00 a.m.          Science of Energy Breakouts

  • New School Breakouts
  • Returning School Breakout

10:30 a.m.          Science of Energy Reporting

10:50 a.m.          Quick Break

11:00 a.m.          Energy Sources Overview – Candy Collector

11:15 a.m.          Electricity Intro – Electric Connections

11:45 a.m.          Electricity Generation – Virtual Baseload Balance

12:15 p.m.          Lunch and wellness break

1:15 p.m.            Energy Sources Extravaganza – three fun activities, 20 minutes each

  • Wind – Wind Can Do Work
  • Solar – Solar Oven
  • Natural Gas – Nifty Natural Gas Story
  • Returning School Breakout

2:15 p.m.            Kits Caboodle – take a closer look at all the energy kits you can select!

2:35 p.m.            Quick Break

2:45 p.m.            Efficiency, Conservation, & Climate

  • Conservation in the Round
  • Greenhouse in a Beaker

3:30 p.m.            Program Review, NEED website & Other support

3:45 p.m.            Workshop Wrap Up, Evaluation, Post-Assessment, and Kit Orders

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