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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The will provide a learning opportunity for 24 middle and high school science teachers on Wednesday and Thursday to address the energy realities of the 21st century and provide hands-on learning strategies to promote energy literacy in classrooms.

Teachers will tour the UNC co-generation plant, the new platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified Education Center at the N.C. Botanical Garden, and the laboratories of scientists involved in the UNC-based Energy Frontier Research Center.

The interdisciplinary center was established at UNC last year under a $17.5 million, five-year grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop solar fuels from next-generation photovoltaic technology.

also supports various programs offered by the institute’s Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Development, including K-12 teacher and public outreach, graduate and faculty fellowships and an upcoming Energy Challenges Symposium.

Workshop activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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