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BioEnergy Workshop for STEM Teachers


Biofuels, like the switchgrass planted in the National Arboretum’s “Power Garden” in the photo, and other interdisciplinary energy topics are the subject of a free “train the trainer” workshop for STEM teachers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Program.

Held in central New York near the Corning Glass Museum and the Finger Lakes, the three-day workshop is open to pre-service or in-service science, technology, engineering, math, and agriculture teachers throughout the United States who aspire to be leaders in renewable bioenergy education in their school districts. The program features hands-on activities, field trips to bio-based industries, research-based teaching materials, and networking opportunities with world-class researchers.

When: July 27 to July 30, 2015

Where: Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, Horseheads, New York
(Click HERE for directions.)
A final session will be held at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore’s Washington, D.C., campus August 10 -13.
Participants receive travel reimbursement (up to $800) to/from the workshop site, lodging, meals, and an additional $350 stipend to offset any other costs of participation. Each teacher also receives approximately $400 in kits and materials to bring back to their classroom.
Professional Development Credit hours certificate is provided upon successful completion
Space is limited to 50 teachers. Preference given to teachers demonstrating a strong interest in renewable energy and sustainability education. Apply online at:

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