Argonne's Sustainability Workshop for Middle School Teachers

Thu, 07/12/2012 - Fri, 08/10/2012

Argonne’s mission is to lead the world in providing scientific and engineering solutions to the grand challenges of our time: sustainable energy, a healthy environment and a secure nation. In concert with the laboratory’s sustainable energy mission, the Sustainability Workshop for Middle School Teachers will have seminars by scientists, discussions, tours, hands-on activities, and group planning to grow the participant’s energy literacy and develop instructional materials for sustainability topics. 

By the last day each teacher will have prepared a teaching unit (outline, lessons, artifacts) that they plan to use during the upcoming school year.

Topical areas include:

  1. The generation, distribution, storage, and utilization of current energy technologies.
  2. Understanding some of the road blocks, complexities, and indirect problems that alternative energy technologies face.
  3. Conserving energy resources in order to stabilize and/or reduce the effects of additional global warming or climate change.
  4. Conserving and adjusting material resources – water, soil, minerals, and clean air.
  5. Designing and planning our living space, land use, and transportation systems in an efficient, logical and esthetic manner.

For more information and to register online, follow this link: 

http://teachers.dep.anl.gov/workshops/sustainability/

The application deadline is extended to June 22, 2012