2019 Kentucky Energy Tour for Educators - REGISTRATION is OPEN

The 2019 Kentucky Energy Tour for Educators will bring together educators from around the Commonwealth who are passionate about teaching the topic of energy. Tour dates: June 9 – 14. The tour will provide participants with current information on many aspects of energy including the science of energy, Kentucky's natural resources used to provide energy, generation of electricity, efficiency and conservation practices as well as career opportunities in Kentucky's energy industry. Educators will receive materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units for their classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs.
About the Tour -
There is no cost for tour participants. Funding is provided through our partnership with the Kentucky Office of Energy Policy (KOEP).
Formal and non-formal educators who want to learn more about energy are eligible to participate.
We’ll meet in Winchester, KY on Sunday evening, June 9 for orientation.
Monday, June 10 we’ll load the charter bus and begin our adventure. Secure parking for personal vehicles is provided.
We’ll return to Winchester late in the afternoon, Friday, June 14.
Participants will receive NEED Curriculum resources.
Meals, lodging (double occupancy) and mileage reimbursement to/from Winchester will be provided.

Space is limited. Registration DEADLINE is March 30, 2019. Educators selected to participate will be notified via e-mail by April 15. Acceptance confirmation must be received by May 1 along with a $100.00 REFUNDABLE deposit. Additional details will be provided in the confirmation packet. A wait list will be used to fill vacant spaces. Click HERE for tour details and online registration.

NEED has correlated their materials to KAS and the Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NEED has also correlated all their materials to The Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

2019 Kentucky Energy Tour Sites (subject to change)

E.W. Brown Generating Station (coal, natural gas, solar and hydropower)
Ohio Falls Generating Station (hydropower)
Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER)
Kentucky Geological Survey Core Library
Big Ass Solutions
And more!
What previous participants say about the Kentucky Energy Tour for Educators:
"This experiences and information provided will be pivotal in teaching the energy story to my students. By bringing in real world experiences the learning becomes more meaningful and hopefully encourages students to seek out their own information about the energy they use." KY High School Teacher
"This experience was very eye-opening. It has sparked my curiosity and fueled a passion that I hope to pass on to my students." KY Middle School Teacher
"This tour was an experience within experiences. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, you experience one opportunity after another, and on and on." KY Elementary Teacher

If you have any questions, please contact me.
Karen Reagor, State Director
Kentucky NEED Project