The Wisconsin Energy Institute and Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) are excited to bring the KidWind Educator Workshop back to Milwaukee! Join us to explore the power of wind at Ingeteam USA, a world-class facility where wind turbine generators are built and repaired!
Learn how to explore the power of wind with your students! 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 curriculum.
Participants also learn about the Wisconsin KidWind Challenge that takes place in spring each year and gain tips for coaching student teams through the process of designing and constructing small-scale turbines. 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 $130, too)!
You'll also get to tour Ingeteams' facilities and take a short walk across the Milwaukee River to tour Escuela Verde, a US Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Please wear steel-toe shoes for facility tour. For those who do not have steel-toe shoes, Ingeteam has several loaner pairs of boots. Be sure to bring your own socks!
Number of attendees is limited.
(Registration is done through the WI K-12 Energy Education Program website.)
Workshop Cost: $15
Substitute reimbursements to school districts up to $150/teacher may be available. Certificates of attendance will be provided upon request.
Time: 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Workshops are open to formal and non-formal educators.
Can't wait to learn more? Check out this Clean Energy Works Profile of Ingeteam Employee, Akinlana Abdallah