Local teachers receive RE-charge Lab training

Mike ErwinJournal-Capital

Pawhuska educators Christina and Sarah Kendrick were awarded scholarships to attend a teacher training called the REcharge Academy in Pittsburgh, Pa., starting Wednesday.

The academy provides teachers with the information and skills to help them incorporate renewable energy concepts and activities into their classrooms. Their scholarships were funded by Enel Green Power.

“We are recruiting educators with a passion to learn and help others learn about renewable energy,” said Asia Ward, co-director of REcharge Labs.

REcharge Labs generates resources for learners to creatively explore wind and solar power. REcharge seeks to engage and inspire today’s students to become the innovative renewable energy leaders of tomorrow by offering effective hands-on learning activities and kits, teacher professional development, online engineering design challenges, and curricula. The Labs also provides community outreach to partnering companies, energy developers, museums, state agencies, and more. For more information, visit rechargelabs.org.