Dear Middle and High School Science Teachers,
I’m writing to you to let you know about an exciting educational opportunity for your 7th - 10th grade science class.
At Concordia College and the Language Villages, we have developed a science program which introduces students to energy conservation, CO2 emission issues and alternative energy production from renewable resources. Our hands-on, 1-day science program, Environmental Immersion – Experiencing Alternative Energy, Hands-on, lets students build, design, manipulate, test, analyze, and redesign renewable energy models such as solar hot water and solar photovoltaic systems, hydrogen fuel cell cars and wind generation systems in pursuit of optimizing their performance.
Playful engagement with technologies that are on the verge of becoming part of our daily life, a scientific approach coupled with thoughtful reflection on our interaction with and consumption of the natural resources is the recipe for a stimulating and educational experience for your science students.
All this takes place at the award-winning BioHaus Environmental Living Center, one of the most energy efficient buildings in North America, right here in Bemidji, which your students will be able to explore and experience during their visit. For further information please see the documents below!
What is even better, is the fact that we are able, thanks to a generous grant from Minnesota's NW Regional Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT’s), to offer this field trip without charge to the first 100 students who sign up to participate in the program during the last week of February, in March or April 2008. To register your class, please send me an email with the following information:
Name of school:
Name of middle school science teacher:
Middle school science class grade level:
Number of students in class:
Preferred date option(s):
Estimated travel time to Bemidji:
Which schools and science classes are eligible to receive tuition free program participation? All 7th and 8th grade middle school science classes of schools located in the Northwest Region of Minnesota, which includes the following counties: Clay, Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Beltrami, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Kittson, Roseau and Lake in the Woods. At this point, only one class per school district is eligible.
Beyond the free of charge option, this program will be available to any science class (7th -10th grade) on school days during the school year. Special requests such as 2 day overnight or weekend overnight expanded science programs are also available upon request. For further info or rate inquiries, please contact Edwin Dehler-Seter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-586-8711.
I hope that you will be able to join us with your class at the BioHaus Environmental Living Center for this exciting educational opportunity.
Environmental Education / Natural Resource Management Specialist
Concordia Language Villages