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FARMINGTON , Minn. (July 12, 2007) — Dakota Electric Association’s power supplier, Great River Energy, is sponsoring area educators to participate in the second annual Will Steger Foundation Summer Institute.

The institute is scheduled for Aug. 13-15 at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. The institute provides an interactive, cross-disciplinary workshop on global warming, its effects on the Arctic and Antarctic, and the scientific and cultural programs associated with the International Polar Year.

During the institute, explorer Will Steger will present visual evidence of global warming from his Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and invite educators to join his 2008 Global Warming 101 Expeditions. Educators will receive a toolkit of resources and become certified Global Warming 101 teachers. Possible CEUs and graduate credits are available.

Teachers may find out more about the institute by visiting, and they may apply for the program by contacting: [email protected].