Educational Programs

The Center for Energy Education (C4EE) is a hub for the renewable energy industry and a destination for students, families, teachers, public officials, and community members to learn about renewable energy resources. To learn more about our programs, check out the descriptions below!

Additionally, the Center’s main campus has fun, educational opportunities for all ages to learn about renewable energy, discuss current climate topics, and explore healthy living options in an innovative and relaxed indoor/outdoor learning space.

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Online Learning

Learn from anywhere with C4EE’s Online Learning. C4EE’s Online Learning page has all kinds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and renewable energy topics to choose from including climate change, careers in the renewable energy industry, and activities for K-12 students. The Online Learning videos provide educational opportunities, hands-on activities, online quizzes, and more! The classes are taught by school teachers and industry experts.

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Solar Workshops for Public Officials

The Utility-Scale Solar Workshop for Public Officials provides the latest information and updates on topics related to solar farms from industry experts, academia, and county officials. The featured topics for this workshop include Solar Industry Updates, State and Local Permitting, Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Technology, Legal Considerations for Landowners and Officials, and Tax Treatment and Revenue Impacts.

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Solar 101: Community Education

C4EE’s Solar 101 Workshops offer a space for the community to come and learn more about the renewable energy industry, solar project developments in their community, and the work that C4EE is doing. The workshops feature guest speakers and offer participants the chance to ask questions.

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Renewable Energy Teacher Training

C4EE offers Renewable Energy Teacher Training for K-12 teachers over the course of two days in the summer. The training provides information and resources to integrate renewable energy into the classroom.  The training is aligned with common-core curriculum standards and provides hands on activities to help teachers lead energy activities in the classroom. Upon completion, teachers are provided with a certificate, a stipend, and a resource tool kit. The workshop is free to active schoolteachers.

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Renewable Energy K-12 Summer Camps

C4EE’s Renewable Energy Summer Camp is a four-day program for school students designed to explore renewable energy sources, energy efficiency measures at home and learn new career opportunities. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based camp is highly interactive and encourages students to use their creative, problem- solving skills to make projects and crafts from everyday items while also learning about energy. Healthy living activities are built into the summer camps with meals and outdoor activities. Camps are led by STEM teachers and are free to students.

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STEM in the Park

STEM in the Park is designed to expand the accessibility of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning opportunities to K-12 students who may have limited internet access. This open-air learning opportunity provides teachers with application-based activities that build upon students’ critical thinking skills. Classroom teachers will deliver lessons using materials we provide in an outdoor, distraction-free environment.

K-12 Customized School Programs

C4EE is a popular field trip destination for K-12 students. Each hands-on and interactive lesson has been designed by schoolteachers and follows the Common Core Curriculum guidelines. Schools may select from a variety of projects that focus on Renewable Energy, Environmental Stewardship, Climate Change, and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) topics.

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The C4EE Mobile Classroom

The C4EE Mobile Classroom is designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities for schools, community organizations and the public. The Mobile Classroom is equipped for workforce development programs, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs and community events.

Driven by the C4EE Education and Training Manager, the vehicle is stocked with micro-grid displays, classroom lab aid kits and all the necessities for an educational experience about solar energy. If you or your organization is interested in having the C4EE Mobile Classroom at your school or community event, contact the C4EE office via email at contact@center4ee.org