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Register for the Teachers Seminar
June 14-16, 2005 - We still have openings!
Bismarck State College
Bismarck, ND
 

LIGNITE Our Regional Resource:
ENERGY, ECONOMICS, & ENVIRONMENT
 


General Information:    DETAILED AGENDA
On June 14-16, 2005, the Lignite Energy Council will conduct an education seminar for 130 elementary and secondary teachers from Minnesota,  Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota.

The seminar, which will be held at Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND, will provide teachers with the information and educational materials they need to teach their students about how lignite is mined and used to produce electricity for homes, farms and businesses in the Upper Midwest. In addition, the seminar covers lignite's economic impact on the region, as well as important environmental issues affecting the lignite industry.

Since 1986, more than 1,900 teachers have attended the Lignite Energy Council’s teacher education seminar.

Sponsors:
The teacher education seminar is sponsored by the Lignite Energy Council and The American Coal Foundation, in cooperation with Bismarck State College and The Center for Economic Education at the University of North Dakota.

Speakers & Tours:
During the
seminar, teachers hear presentations by educators, researchers and lignite industry representatives. One day is devoted to touring mining operations, reclamation sites and coal conversion facilities. Question and answer sessions in the classroom and on the tour give teachers the opportunity to find out what they need to know for their individual classroom needs.

Graduate Credit:
One graduate credit (economics) is available through the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. To receive the credit, teachers must attend all portions of the seminar and prepare lesson plans demonstrating how they will use the seminar information and materials in their classrooms.

Materials Available:
Teachers attending the seminar will receive lecture outlines on each presentation, examples of lesson plans, classroom exercises, coal and ash samples, audiovisual materials, and information on the facilities they tour. In addition, they also receive resource guides listing publications and audiovisual materials available for energy education.

Lodging, Meals & Transportation:
Free lodging is provided in a Bismarck State College dormitory (two people per room). Meals will be provided. Also, transportation will be provided by the Lignite Energy Council for the tour of a mine, power plant and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

 
 

Application Information for Teachers from
NORTH DAKOTA

The Lignite Energy Council will pay the $60 registration fee for all teachers from North Dakota (the fee includes the cost of the graduate credit).  However, applications will only be accepted with a $60 check (deposit) written out to the Lignite Energy Council and mailed to: Renee Walz, Lignite Energy Council, PO Box 2277, Bismarck, ND 58502.  Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the seminar is full.  If you send an application with a $60 deposit after the 130 openings have been filled, we will return the deposit promptly and notify you that you have not been selected to attend the 2005 seminar.  For those selected to attend the seminar, we will hold your $60 deposit and return it to you when you register for the seminar on June 14, 2005.  Please enter the information as requested below, print the page, and mail it with the $60 check to the above address.  If for some reason you are unable to attend, you must forfeit your deposit.  However, you will be eligible to attend our seminar in a future year (2006 and beyond) without putting down an additional deposit. 
 
     
 

Application Information for Teachers from
MONTANA, SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA

Sponsorships are available for transportation to and from the seminar and for the $60 registration fee for teachers outside North Dakota. Those sponsorships will be arranged by the utilities and cooperatives serving those states.  If you would like a contact name at a utility or cooperative to find out more about a sponsorship to attend this seminar, please call Renee Walz at 800-932-7117.  Applications will be accepted until the seminar is full.  Teachers that are selected to attend the seminar will be notified by letter within two weeks after the application deadline.  Those selected will then be required to send in a $60 deposit.  We will hold your check and return it to you when you register for the seminar on June 14, 2005.  If for some reason you are unable to attend, you must forfeit your deposit.  However, you will be eligible to attend our seminar in a future year (2006 and beyond) without putting down an additional deposit. 
 
     
 
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An e-mail will be sent to you confirming your application.

For more information on the seminar, contact Renee Walz at the Lignite Energy Council. Phone: (800) 932-7117 or Email:


 

 

1016 E. Owens Avenue, PO Box 2277, Bismarck, ND 58502 i (701) 258-7117 or 1-800-932-7117 i Fax: (701) 258-2755