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Who am I?

Who are you?

Why are we here?
Q:
How does EE meet the needs
of secondary students as they
prepare for education, careers
    & roles in community?
AGENDA
1. Introductions
2. Why Energy?
3. Youth Energy Summit
4. Energy Education Resources
5. Discussion & Questions
YOUTH ENERGY SUMMIT IS . . .

. . . a team-oriented youth program
         that uses hands-on, experientiallearning
      ...
Why ENERGY?

 Why NOW?
ENERGY:
                     making connections

                      science

       careers
                           ...
ENVIRONMENT:
mining, drilling, processing, transporting, &
              burning fossil fuels
SCARCITY and SECURITY:
By definition, nonrenewable energy
        supplies are limited.
SMART ECONOMICS:
Smart, renewable energy means jobs, investment,
 and a future for OUR kids in OUR communities.
Rural Minnesota isRICH . . .



smart
            wind
people




 soil        sun
Connect to

              opportunities




communities




                      futures
YOUTH ENERGY SUMMIT PROJECT

Educational Events
Energy Action Projects
Awards and Prizes
Extensive Resources
October YES! Summit and Expo
October YES! Summit and Expo
October YES! Summit and Expo
Beginning the Energy Action Projects . . .
YES! Winter Workshop
YES! Winter Workshop
YES! Winter Workshop
Offering tours to local and regional sites
Energy Action Projects
Energy Action Projects
Energy Action Projects
Culminating Event and Awards
REAL IMPACTS
• Energy costs saved
• Reduced waste
• Bringing community
  resources into school
• Recognition from
  media ...
ENERGY EDUCATION RESOURCES

             NEED: www.need.org
      KEEP: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/
           KidWind: ww...
YES! is a team-oriented youth program that uses hands-on,
experiential learning and energy action projects to address
ener...
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Youth Energy Summit Presentation Maee

  1. 1. Who am I? Who are you? Why are we here?
  2. 2. Q: How does EE meet the needs of secondary students as they prepare for education, careers & roles in community?
  3. 3. AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Why Energy? 3. Youth Energy Summit 4. Energy Education Resources 5. Discussion & Questions
  4. 4. YOUTH ENERGY SUMMIT IS . . . . . . a team-oriented youth program that uses hands-on, experientiallearning and energy action projects to address energy opportunities and issues in rural Minnesota communities.  Southwest Initiative Foundation: www.swifoundation.org  Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center: www.prairiewoodselc.org  Prairie Ecology Bus Center: www.ecologybus.org Funded in part by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace: An Alliance for Talent Development. www.youthenergysummit.com
  5. 5. Why ENERGY? Why NOW?
  6. 6. ENERGY: making connections science careers math communications technology community current events
  7. 7. ENVIRONMENT: mining, drilling, processing, transporting, & burning fossil fuels
  8. 8. SCARCITY and SECURITY: By definition, nonrenewable energy supplies are limited.
  9. 9. SMART ECONOMICS: Smart, renewable energy means jobs, investment, and a future for OUR kids in OUR communities.
  10. 10. Rural Minnesota isRICH . . . smart wind people soil sun
  11. 11. Connect to opportunities communities futures
  12. 12. YOUTH ENERGY SUMMIT PROJECT Educational Events Energy Action Projects Awards and Prizes Extensive Resources
  13. 13. October YES! Summit and Expo
  14. 14. October YES! Summit and Expo
  15. 15. October YES! Summit and Expo
  16. 16. Beginning the Energy Action Projects . . .
  17. 17. YES! Winter Workshop
  18. 18. YES! Winter Workshop
  19. 19. YES! Winter Workshop
  20. 20. Offering tours to local and regional sites
  21. 21. Energy Action Projects
  22. 22. Energy Action Projects
  23. 23. Energy Action Projects
  24. 24. Culminating Event and Awards
  25. 25. REAL IMPACTS • Energy costs saved • Reduced waste • Bringing community resources into school • Recognition from media & community
  26. 26. ENERGY EDUCATION RESOURCES NEED: www.need.org KEEP: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/ KidWind: www.kidwind.org WindWise Education: www.windwiseeducation.org Youth Energy Summit: www.youthenergysummit.org
  27. 27. YES! is a team-oriented youth program that uses hands-on, experiential learning and energy action projects to address energy opportunities and issues in rural Minnesota communities. YES! 2009-2010 is administered by the Southwest Initiative Foundation, implemented through partnerships with Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center and Prairie Ecology Bus Center, and funded in part by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace: An Alliance for Talent Development. Say YES! Put energy into our future! Contact us at 1-800-594-9480 sayyes@swifoundation.org www.youthenergysummit.com

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