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MSC to host Energy Literacy Workshop on March 29

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.Morrisville State College’s School of Science and Technology will host “Technology and Energy Literacy,” a free, hands-on workshop, on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Madison Hall on Route 20 in Morrisville.

The workshop, co-sponsored by the college and the New York Energy Smart program, is for middle and high school teachers in all subject areas.

Participants will learn about the New York state, national and global “energy picture” by exploring topics including: energy forms and sources; energy end uses; environmental impacts of energy use; and the latest research on climate change. Hands-on group activities will reinforce and expand upon the concepts learned, giving participants the opportunity to directly experience content included in the curriculum. This workshop is intended to raise awareness and increase teachers’ ability to promote action and understanding among students.

In addition, participants will tour Morrisville State College’s 10 kw wind turbine and methane digester, which assist in powering the campus with renewable energy.

The workshop is delivered by the New York Energy Smart Students Program, a professional development program in energy education for classroom teachers. Curriculum materials, provided at no charge, are developed by the National Energy Education Development Project and correlated to New York state learning standards. Participants will receive six professional development hours.

Morning refreshments will be provided. Lunch is available at Seneca Dining Center on campus for $5.50.

Pre-registration is required. For workshop details and to register, go to www.getenergysmart.org and click on the Energy Education link. For more information, contact nyworkshops@need.orgor call 800-658-5753. 

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, computer technology, office administration, liberal arts/education transfer, early childhood and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.



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