The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a free training workshop on May 12 at Slippery Rock University for middle school teachers, administrators and building managers on the Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP), according to Senator Michele Brooks.
The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Harmony House at Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road, on the Slippery Rock University campus.
KEEP is primarily for teachers of grades 4 through 8, administrators and building maintenance managers. Participating teachers will be eligible for 6.5 Act 48 credit hours.
Through presentations, tour of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified building, and hands-on activities, workshop participants will learn about energy basics, conservation, efficiency, student energy teams, and using school buildings as a teaching tool.
Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register by online by visiting DEP’s website (www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dep_home/5968) and clicking on the KEEP Workshop button.