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Energy Education

Energy Education Program
Series for Families
Spring 2009

Coordinated by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education and
Michigan Technological University with funding from the Michigan Energy Office and Upper Peninsula Power Co.

Learn about Renewable Green Energy
6:30 to 8 p.m.,
Monday, March 16,
Portage Lake District Library in Houghton

Wind? Solar? Running water? Biofuels? Find out which renewable energy sources are choices for home heating and electricity.

"Renewable Green Energy in the UP" will be the topic of a family program from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 16, in the community room of the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton.

This is the second program in the Energy Education Series, which is coordinated by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education; Michigan Tech’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach; and the Copper Country and Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts.

TJ Brown, outreach coordinator for Northern Options Energy Center in Marquette, will engage children and adults in learning about renewable energy options. Brown has expertise in residential energy efficiency, energy savings and green home construction.

Following the half-hour presentation, children and adults can investigate alternative energy choices, including making windmills and water wheels, measuring wind speed, comparing solar gain, and designing a well insulated home.

For more information, contact the library at 482-4570 and either Joan Chadde or Lloyd Wescoat at 487-3341. Library events and presentations are free and open to the public.

Funding for the program is provided by the Michigan Energy Office and Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). Find out more at www.wupcenter.mtu.edu .