2017 Lignite Energy Council Teacher Seminar

  • Posted: 11.17.2015

Teachers To Learn "Energy, Economics, and Environment" in Bismarck

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, NIPCO's primary power supplier, and the Lignite Energy Council are sponsoring a teacher seminar entitled "Energy, Economics and Environment" at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the campus of Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND, June 12th-15th 2017. The cost of the seminar and associated travel will be paid by Basin Electric  for Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming teachers within Basin Electric's member service territory.

The seminar provides instruction on these topics and more: history, geology, land reclamation, environmental protection, and economics of the lignite industry, the need for more workers, energy conservation, and transmission. Besides the classroom instruction and the tours, teachers will take home handouts, videos, coal samples, and activities that can be used in the classroom.

Teachers who attend and complete a lesson plan can choose from one of three North Dakota institutions from which to receive two professional graduate credits: University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, and Minot State University.

Teachers from all grade levels are encouraged to apply to the program. Should applications outnumber available spots, preference will be given to earth science, social studies, math teachers and career counselors. Teachers can also find more information and register prior to April 14th, 2017 on the Lignite Energy Council’s website: http://www.lignite.com/teachers. 

Still have questions? Please contact Kay LaCoe with the Lignite Energy Council at 701-355-2194 or 1-800-932-7117.

Teachers who are selected to attend the seminar will be required to send a $60 deposit to the Lignite Energy Council that will be held and returned at registration on the first day of the seminar, June 12th, 2017. Deposits should not be sent until a confirmation to attend has been received.

If you are, or know of, a teacher who would like to attend this summer's seminar, please contact Angela or call NIPCO's office at 712-546-4141.