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FREE Energy Teacher Workshop!!

December 16th, 2011

Mark your calendars!!!

MEEC is hosting a FREE TEACHER WORKSHOP, sponsored by the High Desert Power Project on Thursday, January 26, 2012, 3:45-6:30PM. The “Let’s Get Physic-al: The Basics of Energy” is a two-hour workshop focusing on how energy is generated and stored. Share in the fun of learning about the physics and basics of energy! To download a flyer, click HDPP Workshop 2012“Workshop Flyer”.

Energy is defined as the ability to do Work, and Work is defined as the transfer of Energy. Energy exists in several forms such as heat, kinetic or mechanical energy, light, potential energy, electrical, or other forms. Two billiard balls colliding, for example, may come to rest with the resulting energy becoming sound and perhaps a bit of heat at the point of impact! Participants will receive resource tools and activities to help students in grades K-12 learn about their relationship with energy and investigating the environmental issues related to energy’s role in society.

High Desert Power Project (HDPP) is an 840-megawatt (enough electricity to serve more than 800,000 households in the region) power plant project that uses three gas combustion turbines and a 323-megawatt steam turbine. The zero-liquid discharge system allows the facility to use 58,000 gallons of water per minute from the California aqueduct for steam generation. The wastewater is then treated, and about 2,600- acre-feet of water is returned to the aquifer beneath the facility each year. The water goes through four processes: pretreatment, cooling tower blow-down, zero-liquid discharge and aquifer banking.

Participants of the workshop will receive FREE STANDARDS-BASED ENERGY CURRICULUM, DINNER and a private tour of the power project.
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2012
TIME: 3:45PM—6:30PM
WHERE: High Desert Power Project
19000 Perimeter Rd, Victorville (located at the Southern Calif. Logistics Airport)
Reserve your spot today! Deadline to Register: January 19, 2012
Call Christie Robinson, MEEC Program Specialist at: (760) 245-1661 x 6101 or email at: christier@mdaqmd.ca.gov