Law 48 Approved ‘Energy and Society’ Teachers’ Workshop Planned at Parker Dam State Park –

PENFIELD Every day we are faced with a number of choices regarding the use of energy. Most of them affect us individually, but they also affect society in general.

Integrating energy education into elementary and middle school curricula provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the sources and uses of energy.

Parker Dam State Park has scheduled a Law 48 Approved Educator Workshop focused on kindergarten and eighth grade teachers interested in teaching energy use, to be conducted at the park on Wednesday, August 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This Project Learning Tree: Energy and Society workshop is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for participants to receive Law 48 professional development credit hours (7.5 hours); workshop requires pre-registration and pre-payment ($10 registration fee) at the park.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the program, be guided through its use, and learn about the resources available through Project Learning Tree and the Bureau of State Parks to help implement activities in their classrooms.

Indoor and outdoor activities will be offered throughout the workshop. Participants will receive the Project Learning Tree: Energy & Society Activity Guide, which includes a CD, DVD and posters.

To register for this workshop or for more information, please contact the park office at 814-765-0630, or [email protected] The space for the workshop is limited.

Be prepared to pay the registration fee ($10) for the workshop when you register. Payment can be made in person at the park office (cash, check, credit card, or PA State Parks gift card), by mail to Parker Dam State Park, 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield, PA 15849 (cheque), or by phone at 814-765-0630 (credit card or PA State Parks gift card).

You can follow what’s happening in the park by liking “Parker Dam State Park” on Facebook; and, you can find more information about state park programs and special events by logging on to the Office of State Parks website at www.VisitPAparks.comand clicking on “Events”.

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