Dakota Electric Association and its wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, are seeking teachers interested in receiving tools to make energy education part of their curriculum.

Through hands-on activities and class discussions, K-12 teachers will learn how to enhance students’ understanding of what energy is, where it comes from, and how it affects their lives when they attend “Energy Education in the Classroom.” Great River Energy is hosting this training in August at its Maple Grove office — a Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building, which is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Minnesota.

This teacher’s course is part of the popular Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP). Applicable to teachers of science/mathematics, social studies, language arts, technology education, family living and consumer education or anyone who wants to promote energy as part of their environmental education curriculum. KEEP staff, along with faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will share their exceptional energy education tools to help teachers easily build energy education into their classroom curriculum.

Instructors who live or teach in an area served by Dakota Electric, or any of the 28 electric cooperatives served by Great River Energy, will pay only $75 for the course after receiving a $420 Great River Energy scholarship. Participants will receive, among other items, a graduate credit from the UWSP and a 400-page activity guide full of course outlines and adaptations.

Anyone interested may contact Peggy Johnson at Dakota Electric, 651-463-6110.