KidWind Educator Workshop - Cleveland, WI

The Wisconsin Energy Institute and Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) are excited to bring the KidWind Educator Workshop to Cleveland! Join us at Lakeshore Technical College and learn how to explore the power of wind with your students!

Workshop Description:

In this workshop you will review energy and electricity basics, design and test blades in a wind tunnel, explore related KEEP energy education resources, and preview ready-to-use renewable energy lessons.  We will tour Lakeshore Technical College's renewable energy facilities and hop in our vehicles for a short drive to a nearby wind farm to see the technology in action.

Participants will also learn about the Wisconsin KidWind Challenge and gain tips for coaching student teams through the process of designing and constructing small-scale turbines or solar devices. Educators will leave with the resources and confidence to use renewable energy as a lens into hands-on science, technology, and engineering exploration in the classroom. (And you'll get some free gear valued over $170, too!)  


  • 8am – 1:30pm Interactive Workshop
  • 2pm – 3:30pm Tour of Shirley Wind Farm

Who should attend: Recommended for teachers of grades 4-12. Workshops are open to formal and non-formal educators. 

Register today to save your spot

(Registration is done through the WI K-12 Energy Education Program website.) Number of attendees is limited.

Workshop Cost: $25 - Register by August 8 for the $10 Early Bird Discount!

  • Lunch will be provided!
  • Substitute reimbursements to school districts up to $150/teacher are available.
  • Certificates of attendance will be provided upon request.
  • $150 stipend available for the first 15 participants!
  • Hotel reimbursement for 1 night at state rate for first 15 participans ($100/night)

Support for this workshop is provided through the NSF. 

Image of a brick building with solar in front and a wind turbine in back. This workshop will be hosted by Lakeshore Technical College. Together, Lakeshore's wind and solar installations produce a total of 197,500 kWh per year—enough energy to power more than 17 average American homes for one year. Justin Barrett

This is one of three KidWind Educator workshops happening Aug-October 2024. Check out the other dates & locations.

Nierode Building, Lakeshore Technical College
1290 N Ave. Cleveland WI 53015
Cleveland, WI 53015