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Free energy education workshops for teachers

Hawaii Energy is offering free, one-day workshops with tools and resources for Hawaii’s teachers to learn about and teach energy efficiency in the classroom.

The workshops will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 5 at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii in Hilo.

Teachers of all subjects from kindergarten to 12th grade are welcome to attend. There are two types of workshops:

1. Energy Education: Teaches the concepts of force, motion, light, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and energy transformations

2. Building Science: Aimed at helping students learn how buildings can become more energy-efficient through various measures such as lighting inspections, measuring electricity plug loads and taking temperature readings

Each teacher will receive training, a choice of energy kits (valued between $300 and $400), breakfast, lunch, curriculum and access to online materials and resources. Reimbursement for substitute teachers will be provided.

Participants are eligible to apply for Hawaii Energy Education Grants up to $2,500 and a scholarship to attend NEED’s annual National Energy Conference for Educators.

The workshops are taught by The NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project in collaboration with Hawaii Energy — the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties.

Space is limited. Register online at least seven days prior at Contact Wendi Moss with questions at or call 1-800-875-5029.


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