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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: Climate Generation's Teach Science Project

Seen from overhead, a group of youths stand outdoors around a white chart covered with colorful post-it notes

Every decade the state updates the standards for teaching. In an effort to get teachers ready to teach the new standards Climate Generation has prepared three two-day sessions across the state of Minnesota this summer that are aimed at middle school science teachers.

The Teach Science Project is led by Danielle Hefferan of Climate Generation and is geared towards utilizing the local environments to teach science. Examples might include the ecological environment in the nearby neighborhoods or even the actual school buildings. "In our workshops this summer we'll be offering... behind the scenes tours of the schools that will be hosting the trainings," says Hefferan. The intention is to encourage relationships with facilities and to get to know how energy systems work - something that can be applied to lesson plans.

The free workshops will be held in Grand Rapids, Mankato and in the Twin Cities area this summer. Each workshop will be catered to the area. "They're regional," says Hefferan. "In each of those three spots there's slightly different things happening." Environmental concerns, renewable energy, and more can vary throughout the state of Minnesota. The Grand Rapids workshop takes place on June 27-28. Participants can sign up online at the Climate Generation website under the events tab.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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