2020 Lignite Education Seminar

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Name: 2020 Lignite Education Seminar
Date: June 8, 2020 - June 11, 2020
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

COVID-19 Update (04/29/2020)
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Lignite Education Seminar for 2020. 
The Lignite Energy Council put in a considerable amount of time considering an online Seminar in the place of the in-person Seminar. And, while early evaluations looked very promising, the logistics just were not able to be worked out for a favorable option.

COVID-19 Update (03/30/2020)

We are monitoring all local and federal government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and are very hopeful that two months will greatly improve the current concerns regarding the virus. Business is continuing as usual and on schedule planning for the Education Seminar to take place June 8 – June 11.  

Should any updates or changes be planned or implemented for the Seminar, I assure you that we will notify all applicants at the soonest possible date.

If you need to cancel your registration for the Teachers Seminar, please do so at the earliest convenience by contacting Kay LaCoe via 701.355.2194 or kay.lacoe@lignite.com

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, February 10, 2020

General Information:
On June 8-11, 2020, the Lignite Energy Council will conduct an education seminar for approximately 130 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). This means that teachers who took the class when it was a one-credit course can take it again if they need a refresher as there is lots of new information.

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.
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.
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. Graduate 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.
In MAY you will receive email instructions for registering for credit and reserving dorm rooms
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