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College campuses with solar power plants-AASHE
http://www.aashe.org/resources/solar-panels-campus
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education publishes a list of tertiary education sites with solar power installed. Please use the e-mail on the page if your campus is not yet listed.
Desert Research Institute - Renewable Energy Deployment and Display Facility
http://www.dri.edu/redd-green-living
Part of our Field Trip Guide.
A showcase of sustainable materials, renewable resources, and efficiency. The REDD is also home to visiting undergraduate and graduate students researching renewable energy, engineering, and more.
Dickerson Generating Station
http://www.genon.com/company/stations/dickerson.aspx
Part of our Field Trip Guide.
Energy Demonstration Center at Northwestern Michigan College
http://www.nmc.edu/energy
Energy Demonstration Center, at Northwestern Michigan College provides a variety of options for learners interested in energy-related topics:
Non-credit & continuing education classes including Solar PV, BPI, Wind Power. Renewable energy classes for those seeking academic credit or a degree/certificate.
The Energy Demonstration Center also hosts conferences, tours, exhibits, and facilitates partnership programs.
Field Trip Guide at EnergyTeachers.org
http://energyteachers.org/fieldtripguide.php
Our guide to energy-related field trips across the USA. You can search by distance from a location, with built-in Google Maps, or by feature.
Field Trip guide to LEGOLAND California
http://www.legoland.com/groups/education/fieldtrips.htm
LEGOLAND California offers a section, for students grades 1-6, about renewable energy.
Field Trip: COAL MINE
http://www.ket.org/Trips/Coal/index.html
Four Solaire in Sorède, France
http://www.foursolaire.org/
Four Solaire hosts the reconstruction of Father Himalaya's 1900 solar cooker, an impressive array of cylindrical reflectors, said to be the first solar cooker.
Howard County New Cut Road Landfill/Worthington Elementary School Solar Energy Project
http://www.nmwda.org/projects_and_services/howardcountysolar.shtml
A solar PV project that supplies the electricity needs of neighboring Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City, MD.
Iowa Energy Center
http://www.iowaenergycenter.org
The Iowa Energy Center supports economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being in Iowa through energy innovation, education, and entrepreneurship. They provide Iowans with reliable, objective information on energy and efficiency options.
There are two sites available for tours.
Kettle Falls--Biomass electric generation station
http://www.avistautilities.com/inside/resources/kettlefalls/Pages/default.aspx
An electric plant powered by steam from burning biomass (wood industry waste), in Kettle Falls, WA. Several school-groups of all ages have visited the plant in the past several years.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - Tours
http://www.lbl.gov/Community/tours.html
Tours of these labs, many dealing with energy science and engineering, are impressive and inspirational to students.
Les Amis du Padre Himalaya de Sorede
http://himalaya.vefblog.net
The Friends of Father Himalaya of Sorède maintain a monument to the first solar cooker, in the eastern Pyrénées. This blog documents their activities since June, 2008.
L’objectif de ce Blog est d’informer les adhérents et les personnes intéressées à l’environnement et aux energies renouvelables dans le cadre du développement durable.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum -- Groups
http://orpheumkids.com/educators/groups/
Field trips to Orpheum Children's Science Museum, in Champaign, IL, which, in 2010, includes an exhibit "Mission Smart Grid."
Our Renewable Nation
http://www.ourrenewablenation.org
One family will travel across the country, documenting their journey in a bio-fuel-powered car, hoping to inspire students and enthusiasts around the country. The family hopes to communicate with classrooms that track the journey. The web site includes many videos about renewable energy.
Renewable Energy Online Field Trips
http://www.erie.psu.edu/academic/science/degrees/biology/energyfieldtrips/index.htm
Penn State University Erie has created this field trip you can take anytime, including questions, video, bibliographic references, and sustainable living tips.
Rev Up
http://www.rev-up.org/
Books, field trips, projects, speakers, college programs. A lot like EnergyTeachers.org, allowing user input.
Target grants for educational field trips
https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants
The company Target offers up to $800 to 5000 schools each year for field trips. Registration closes in the early fall.
techbridge girls field trip guide and other resources
http://www.techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=29
techbridge girls provides an excellent guide to organizing and managing field trips, focused on making them great experiences for girl-oriented STEM groups.
Texas Energy Museum
http://www.texasenergymuseum.org/
Beaumont, Texas.
Petroleum centered information, offering tours to schools and youth groups.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
http://nuclearmuseum.org/
In Albuquerque, NM, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the nation's only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today's uses of nuclear technology. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field's pioneers.
Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative at James Madison U.
http://vwec.cisat.jmu.edu/k12education.html
Field trips, classroom visits, activities, teacher workshops, and more about wind and renewable energy.

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