By WRAL Tech Wire STEM News

ROXBORO, N.C. – Middle and high school science teachers in the northeastern Piedmont will explore the future of energy and renewable energy sources at a professional development workshop on Friday in Roxboro.

The workshop, for educators from Person and surrounding counties, is hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute for the Environment, in collaboration with the Mayo Park Environmental Education and Community Center in Roxboro.

With funding from the Progress Energy Foundation, the event will provide a learning opportunity for 24 teachers. Local energy experts from Piedmont Community College and UNC will address the energy realities of the 21st century.

Teachers will receive and conduct hands-on learning strategies to promote energy literacy in classrooms. Workshop activities will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mayo Park Environmental Education and Community Center.

Progress Energy’s support of the institute’s center for sustainable energy, environment and economic development includes sponsorship of K-12 teacher and public outreach, graduate and faculty fellowships.

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