Renewable environmental resources topic of workshop

From Staff Reports


   Science teachers from elementary schools in Elizabethton and Carter County recently participated in an "Energy and the Environment" workshop at the Elizabethton Electric System (EES).
   Geared toward students in grades 6-9, the program is jointly sponsored by EES, TVA and Nexus Energy Software of Tempe, Ariz., according to Brent Dugger, EES industrial relations representative.
   The program meets Tennessee curriculum framework. It has been taught to more than 1,000 students in Elizabethton and Carter County schools in the past two years.
   The program is designed to:
   * Help students understand how much energy is used in their household;
   * Help students understand the relationship between energy and the environment; and,
   * Help students become energy conscience and protect the air, land and water resources.
   Approximately 10,000 students in the TVA region are participating in the program. Participating locally are science teachers from T.A. Dugger Junior High School, and elementary schools at Keenburg, Hunter, Happy Valley, Hampton, Central, Range and Unaka.
   At the completion of the one-week class, teachers receive a TVA Certificate of Completion. All workbooks and supplies are furnished by the sponsors.
   This is the third year for the program in Elizabethton and Carter County schools. "The program has been highly successful from the feedback we have received," Dugger said.