Exploring the Future of Energy and Examining the Role of Water

Exploring the Future of Energy and Examining the Role of Water

A FREE Professional Development Institute for Teachers


Tuesday July 16th, 12:30PM – 5:00PM

Wednesday, July 17th, 8:30AM-5:00PM

Thursday July 18th, 8:30AM-4:00PM

At the North Carolina Botanical Garden

UNC-Chapel Hill



In this two and ½ day teacher professional development institute participants will hear energy experts address the energy realities of the 21st century while considering the role of water in the mining and acquisition of energy sources, the generation of electricity, and the development of biofuels.  Participants will interact with curricula and receive instructional materials aligned with the NC Essential Standards for Science. Field trips to local power plants and energy research facilities will also be featured and transportation will be provided. This workshop is sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment with funding provided by the Progress Energy Foundation.


This professional development opportunity is open to middle and high school science and technology teachers who address energy topics in their courses and who are employed by schools within Progress Energy Service areas.  Workshop participants are eligible to receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits, as well as Criteria III credit in the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program – through the N.C. Office of Environmental Education.


Overnight accommodations will be provided the evenings of July 16th and 17th for participants who live more than 30 miles from UNC; participants will be reimbursed for any mileage exceeding 60 miles at the IRS standard mileage rate for a personal vehicle (carpooling is encouraged).


Complimentary breakfast is provided at hotel; light morning and afternoon refreshments provided during workshop.  Lunch will be provided on July 17th and 18th; optional dinner provided July 16th and 17th.

To successfully register for this workshop, you must:

1) Complete the online application before Friday April 26, 2013;

2) Mail a $50 deposit (make check payable to Environmental Resource Program, and write “UNC  Energy Workshop” in the memo line) to the address below to reserve a space at this event.  This check will be held and not cashed.  The check will be returned to you at the completion of the institute on July 18.

Environmental Resource Program

Attn: Dana Haine

UNC Chapel Hill

CB #1105, Chapel Hill, NC  27599-1105


There are a limited number of spaces for this institute; therefore we encourage you to reserve your space early. Once your application and check have been received, you will receive a registration confirmation email.  If necessary, a waiting list will be established and your check will held and returned on June 1st if we are unable to provide a space for you. The deadline for submitting the application materials and deposit is April 26, 2013.  Cancellations must be made by June 25, 2013, in order to receive a full refund on your deposit.  Your $50 deposit will be forfeited if you cancel after June 25, 2013 and would be considered a tax-deductible gift to the Environmental Resource Program.


For more information, contact Dana Haine at (919) 843-5735 or dhaine@unc.edu.