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K-12 Energy Education
Energy Innovation Center
Energy Literacy Education: A Balanced Approach
The School of Energy Resources is committed to promoting K-12 energy literacy and career development opportunities for Wyoming's youth. In 2013, SER partnered with ExxonMobil to advance Energy Literacy Education in Wyoming. Our overarching mission is to connect energy information and 21st Century career skills to position students for competitive success in higher education and the energy workforce.
Upcoming K-12 Outreach Events
- Energy Summer Institute, June 19 - 24th, Registration OPENS March 12th at 8 am
- Wyoming Energy Camp at Teton Science Schools, June 12 - 17th, Registration OPENS March 19th at 8am
K-12 Energy Literacy Education Program Objectives
- Provide Wyoming teachers professional development opportunities and resources to promote a comprehensive and balanced approach to energy literacy education.
- Develop and pilot interdisciplinary curriculum designed to engage students in relevant and motivating energy resource studies.
- Support learning experiences that enhance students' Career Readiness and 21st Century Skills through UW research experiences and summer energy institutes.
- Build collaborative partnerships with the energy enterprise to promote field experiences, internships, and interactions with energy professionals.
- Establish a sustained funding base to expand the scale and scope of energy education in Wyoming
ENERGY & SOCIETY CURRICULUMA place-based, integrated approach to energy literacy education
DRAFT is available for download. To request online access, please contact Sarah Ramsey-Walters at email@example.com
- Unit 1: Energy in Context - Understanding personal place in the energy conversation
- Unit 2: Why Wyoming? -Why does Wyoming have so many energy resources?
- Unit 3: Human History of Wyoming - Evolution of mining, drilling and production
- Unit 4: Identifying Stakeholders - Exploring multiple perspectives
- Unit 5: Wyoming's Coal - The past and future
- Unit 6: Wyoming's Oil and Natural Gas - Extraction and reclamation
- Unit 7: Wyoming's Wind - How Wyoming is taking advantage of the wind
- Unit 8: What's Next - The future of energy in Wyoming