Back to School: Feds Tell Teachers To Push Renewable Energy in Class — Kids Can ‘Save the Planet’


Teachers heading back to the classroom will be adding renewable energy to the curriculum to mold future “energy leaders to save the planet,” thanks to a summer training program run by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers.


“By teaching the teacher, events like this one make a powerful impact on public understanding of America’s energy needs,” states a back-to-school announcement posted on the DOE website earlier this month.


“This year’s academy has just graduated a pool of motivated teachers, ready to arm the next generation of energy leaders to save the planet!” said the DOE.


“August means ‘back to school’ for students, but for many teachers it’s a time to apply what they’ve learned over the summer in training and professional development courses,” the announcement said. “The Energy Department teamed up with the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers this year to promote an understanding of renewable energy resources in the classroom.”