Brookhaven National Laboratory in partnership with UVI's Caribbean Green Technology Center, the National Park Service and the USVI Department of Education-St. Thomas/St. John School District will conduct the second annual environmental education workshop - the Open Space Stewardship Workshop - for St. Thomas secondary public school teachers. Fifteen teachers participated in the first workshop in September 2011. "The feedback was wonderful," said CGTC Director Wayne Archibald. "Both trainers and teachers were pleased with the outcomes and that led us to expanding and improving on the previous workshop.
The University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) and the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP); funded by United Electronics in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, is actively involved to facilitate the transition toward cleaner and more sustainable energy in the Virgin Islands. The OAS and the CGTC are co-hosting the delivery a training session that will be conducted as follows: Two-day workshop to introduce teachers to the science behind renewable energy, and to give educators the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to effectively incorporate renewable energy science into their classroom curricula. Our research indicates that over 80% of participating teachers successfully bring renewable energy science into their classrooms! Carolina Pena of OAS and Keith Etheridge of Kidwind will be leading the workshop. KidWind is an internationally recognized leader in wind energy science curriculum development and teacher training.
Over the past 7 years, they have held hundreds of teacher workshops in over 40 states, Canada, Europe, and Central and South America.