National STEM Teachers Workshop – Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education 2015
The National Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Program (BBEP) is a USDA-funded, multi-state initiative that connects educators to major sustainable bioenergy research initiatives. The program includes intensive training in Bioenergy and Bioproducts STEM disciplines, including agriculture. Teachers experience engaging hands-on activities, field trips to biobased industries, research-based teaching materials, and networking opportunities with world-class researchers and other educators.
Pre-service or in-service Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Agriculture (STEM+A) Educators who aspire to be leaders in renewable bioenergy and bioproducts education in their school districts are encouraged to apply. This Train-the-Trainer workshop is open to teachers (in-service and pre-service) throughout the United States.
The conference will be held from 3 PM on July 27 through 1 PM on July 30, 2015.
Bioenergy and Bioproducts experts from nine institutions of higher learning will converge to host 50 STEM teachers attending the conference at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Horseheads, New York. The Horseheads-Corning, New York area is beautiful in the summer along the Chemung River, close to the Corning Museum of Glass, Mark Twain’s study, and 25 minutes from the famous Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region, which is full of waterfalls and water-filled gorges.
Professional Development Credit hours certificate is provided upon successful completion. 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.
Space is limited to 50 teachers. Preference given to teachers demonstrating a strong interest in renewable energy education and sustainability education. Apply online at: www.regonline.com/BioenergyTeachers2015