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Smithsonian Science Education Center
https://ssec.si.edu/
The Smithsonian Science Education Center holds in-depth professional development for K-12 educators, often a summer week focused on energy production and use.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
https://www.glbrc.org
GLBRC offers workshops, classroom materials, and other resources to educators.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
http://www.nuclearmuseum.org/for-families/for-teachers/teacher-workshops/
The museum offer workshops locally and through their outreach program to New Mexico K-12 teachers. Three perennial subjects are robotics; radiation and nuclear energy; and the Manhattan Project, the Cold War, and beyond.
U N. Iowa STORM project
http://www.uni.edu/storm/
This meteorology program offers professional development to teachers, not just in Iowa. Topics include air quality.
Northeast Solar Heating Cooling Instr. Training ME
http://www.kvcc.me.edu/NESolar/
At Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, ME, this program trains the trainers for solar heating and cooling installation. Instructors from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont are invited to professional development activities as part of their program.
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.
Edison Challenge, Southern California Edison
http://www.sce.com/CommunityandRecreation/Education/EdisonChallenge/
From their web site: "Student-teacher teams will be challenged to create projects focusing on an area of environmental science to compete for great prizes. Participating teachers are also invited to attend a series of science curriculum workshops for professional development.
Projects topics must be based on the theme of 'Energy and the Environment' and should include certain project components."
ATEEC Energy Resource Center
http://ateec.org/store/catalog/Energy-17-1.html
Curricula, activities, programs in the US, workshop materials, online discussions, workforce training information, and links for energy education.
Center for Energy & Environmental Education U. N. Iowa
http://www.ceee.uni.edu/
Organizes workshops, research, and events for energy and environmentalism education in Iowa. Programs include equipment lending, Iowa Energy Center Poster Contest, Iowa Junior Solar Sprint, Electrathon, Teacher Training Workshops, Environmental Issues Instruction, Waste Reduction, Energy Resources, Local Foods Planning, On-Farm Energy, UNI Student Energy! Project, School Energy Efficiency Project, and more.
Natl Ctr for Atmos Research courses for teachers
http://ecourses.ncar.ucar.edu/
Climate Discovery is a series of six- and seven-week courses for middle and high school educators. The course offerings include:
CD501: Introduction to Earth's Climate
CD502: Earth System Science: A Climate Change Perspective
CD503: Understanding Climate Change Today
Solar San Antonio
http://www.solarsanantonio.org/
Local organization in San Antonio, Texas, organizes annual solar fair, energy smart schools conference, and workshops for teachers and the public; SSA works with many other local organizations.
Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx CC
https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/InstitutionalDevelopment/CSE/index.cfm
The mission of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College is to promote the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities through education, training, workforce development, research, and project facilitation.
Grupo Fenix
http://www.grupofenix.org/
This technological and social program in Nicaragua studies solar and other renewable energy, developing the manufacturing, training, and use of various solar technologies for the local community and for internatinal education. The group has created a model community in Totogalpa, Nicaragua that develops appropriate technology and offers international workshops.
Earthways Center, Missouri Botanical Garden
http://www.earthwayscenter.org/
The Earthways Center is a demonstration site for sustainable projects in science and technology. The Center hosts tours, workshops, and summer day-camps for students about sustainable topics. The Center also offers courses for St. Louis area students about energy and recycling.
New England Biodiesel
http://newenglandbiodiesel.net
Biodiesel equipment and supplies, experience with schools and safe installations. Offers workshops.
JR.TECH Workshops + Mentoring
http://www.juniortech.org
Offers workshops to students in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. 2007 workshops include KidWInd and Renewable Energy workshops.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
http://www.the-mrea.org
Sponsors lectures and hands-on workshops about renewable energy, sustainable construction, and sustainable transportation.
KidWind Project, The
http://kidwind.org/
The KidWind Project trains middle school teachers to generate meaningful curriculum around designing and building effective, tabletop, electric wind turbines. KidWind offers workshops, kits, information, and ideas for teaching about wind energy. Its curriculum is excellent for teaching engineering design. KidWind can help you think of ways to get much of the materials donated from local hardware stores.
The Rahus Institute
http://www.rahus.org/
Sells educational materials for solar energy. Runs Schoolhouse Institute, a workshop for educators, exploring solar resources and tools. HQ: Martinez, CA.
Solar Energy International
http://www.solarenergy.org/
Workshops on installing solar PV, solar thermal, wind, micro-hydro, and renewable fuels, and a special workshop on renewable energy for educators. This nonprofit offers training online and at over 20 locations around the world.
Solar Schoolhouse
http://www.solarschoolhouse.org/ssh.html
California-based workshops on renewable energy.

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