2021 Lignite Education Seminar

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Name: 2021 Lignite Education Seminar
Date: June 14, 2021 - June 17, 2021
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

REGISTRATION OPENS Friday, February 12, 2021

General Information:
On June 14-17, 2021, the Lignite Energy Council will conduct an education seminar for approximately 75* elementary and secondary teachers from Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota. The seminar was totally revamped in 2009 and made into a two-credit class which lasts for four days. Participants can receive credit from the University of North Dakota (Teaching & Learning) North Dakota State University (Education), or Minot State University (Science). Educators who have taken the course in the past are eligible to apply and attend again (some restrictions apply).

The seminar, which will be held at Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND, will provide teachers with the information and educational materials they need to teach their students about how lignite is mined and used to produce electricity for homes, farms and businesses in the Upper Midwest. In addition, the seminar covers lignite's economic impact on the region, as well as important environmental issues affecting the lignite industry.

Since 1986, more than 3,400 teachers have attended the Lignite Energy Council's teacher education seminar.

* The Lignite Energy Council has elected to limit the number of teacher participants in light of COVID concerns and restrictions.

Event Media:

National Energy Center of Excellence on the campus of Bismarck State College at 1200 Schafer St, Bismarck, ND.

Most of the Seminar will take place in the Bavendick Room on the 4th floor of the NECE building.

Some travel may be required to other locations within a short distance. For the tour day**, participants will be split into groups and taken by bus to various facility locations in Coal Country.

** Tours may not be able to be offered in 2021

Date/Time Information:
June 14 - 17, 2021
Contact Information:
Kay LaCoe - 701.355.2194
The Lignite Education Seminar is a no-cost seminar for K-12 teachers in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, and Iowa to attend. Teachers may incur transportation costs to and from the Seminar. The Lignite Energy Council provides housing and most meals during the Seminar. Continuing education credits are paid for on behalf of the Lignite Energy Council.

A $60 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the seminar. The deposit will be returned to you during the seminar.  If you should have to cancel after May 1 and your spot is unable to be filled, you will forfeit your deposit.
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