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Trees for Tomorrow Offers Grant-Supported Wood Energy Workshop for Teachers
Teachers seeking university credit and professional development are encouraged to register for Trees For Tomorrow’s workshop entitled: Utilizing Wood for Energy: The Options Are Nearly Endless, taking place on July 23-25, 2012. The workshop will be taught by Mr. Don Peterson, President of Renewable Resource Solutions, LLC and a member of the Wisconsin Consulting Forester Association. An advantageous and grant-supported education opportunity for teachers, this course is aimed at professionals striving to expand the depth of their natural resources knowledge for direct application in the classroom. Register early, because space is limited.
Attendees will gain experience in adapting a wood energy curriculum specific to their own community/area, the ability to explain the various wood energy products currently available and how they are produced, and the economic/societal/environmental impacts of using wood energy while earning two graduate credits. They will explore historical, current, and potential uses of wood for producing warming heat, process heat, electricity, liquid fuels, and even air conditioning. Teachers have the chance to travel on-location to observe in progress, the harvesting and processing of woody biomass and view on-site uses for wood energy. Take home classroom activities for educators will include determining moisture and BTU content of woody biomass samples, how to evaluate your school or other facilities in your community for feasibility of conversion to a wood boiler system, and much more. Trees For Tomorrow workshop participants will benefit from highly respected and knowledgeable contemporaries in their field, enthusiastic to contribute to natural resources education.
The Wisconsin State Energy Office has provided a generous grant for participating teachers to cover instruction fees, food, lodging, and credit tuition for this workshop. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to register for the three-day course. Interested educators will find complete information in the form of downloadable PDF documents outlining the course description, daily schedule, and credit criteria at Trees for Tomorrow by clicking the Programs tab. To register by phone for Utilizing Wood for Energy: The Options Are Nearly Endless, call Trees For Tomorrow’s office at (715) 479-6456.