October 2009, Education & Outreach Newsletter
Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities’
Highlighted Resources Available for download from our website unless otherwise indicated.
4-H Biofuels Blast National Youth Science Day. October 7. The National Science Experiment this year for 4-H is an investigation of making sustainable biofuels. GLBRC was involved in the creation of this activity and Dr. Bruce Dale, one of our lead investigators, is serving in the “Ask an Expert” role.
The Life Cycle Assessment Process Tool and Answer Key to accompany the Biofuels Sustainability activity. For those of you who participated in a workshop, and did the “Walkthrough the Life Cycle Assessment of Energy” activity with us, we added a new feature to the PowerPoint and created an assessment tool to use after completing the activity. This agraphic organizer to separate energy inputs and outputs from matter inputs and outputs and should help clarify responses you want to illicit from students.
Upcoming Events Calendar and Professional Development Opportunities
John Greenler and Sara Krauskopf will be presenting our activities at a number of different events this fall. To discuss options for setting up professional development workshops on biofuels for your staff, please contact us directly. For details on the events below, please visit our website calendar.
October 10—NAAEE, North American Association of Environmental Education, Portland, OR
October 16-17—Next Generation Biofuels and Sustainability workshop with Fotodyne and Madison Area Technical College. Madison, WI—pdf description attached!
October 22-24—WAEE, Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education, Eau Claire WI
October 30—NSTA, National Science Teachers Association, Minneapolis MN
We encourage you to visit our website at least once a month to look for new materials we have posted. http://www.greatlakesbioenergy.org/education/
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