Thursday, December 9, 2010

Agriculture and Energy Education

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) has an online resource for integrating energy into agriculture lessons. The site includes activities, connections to career paths, and more. Check it out at:

This site is dedicated to strengthening the connection between agriculture education and energy. In today's world, energy is becoming more and more important for students to understand. As fuel prices rise and energy resource reserves decline, our students need to be prepared for a future of new technologies and innovations in energy. Hydrogen filling stations, wind farms, and low emission coal generation facilities will all factor in to tomorrow's energy. Our students may be working, living, and consuming energy in a drastically different world.
 How can we prepare our students for tomorrow? By creating through our students a more energy-literate, energy-wise population! The choices they will make in the future will have an impact on the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. Together we can ensure that the impact our students have will be positive.

More about KEEP
The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) was created to promote energy education in Wisconsin. KEEP is the product of an innovative public private partnership between educators and energy professionals. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) launched this effort in 1995.

KEEP receives its primary funding through the Focus on Energy Residential, Business, and Renewable Energy Programs. Focus on Energy is a public-private partnership offering energy information and services to energy utility customers throughout Wisconsin. These services are delivered by a group of firms contracted by the Wisconsin Department of Administration's Division of Energy. The goals of this program are to encourage energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, enhance the environment, and ensure the future supply of energy for Wisconsin. For information about Focus on Energy services and programs, call 800.762.7077 or visit online at Focus on Energy funds for KEEP are administered through the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC).