[HCCN] Fwd: energy and climate change interns available for MS and HS teachers

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Mon Nov 2 08:34:00 EST 2009

Dear Teachers and those interested in teaching area citizens (particularly  
students) about energy and climate change -
 I know this is late for this Fall, but I just got this and thought it  
might be a good 
opportunity for Winter-Spring semesters
Pam Person
In a message dated 11/2/2009 7:18:48 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
Debbie.J.Avalone-King at maine.gov writes:

Seeking MS and  HS science, social studies and math teachers and/or school  
EcoTeams who might  be interested in participating in local service 
learning projects.  These  projects are designed to reduce air pollution that 
contributes to climate  change. 
This year we can provide you with a  College Intern to assist with your 
service learning  projects in: 
School or  Home Energy focused projects  promoting energy efficiency, and 
Clean  Air Zone no-idling  projects to promote no idling in the  school 
DEP and the Maine Energy Education  Program (MEEP) offer free introductory 
classroom workshop  sessions to introduce the issues of concern (climate  
change and health effects) and help you get started on collecting, graphing  
and analyzing data; as well as identifying, researching and measuring  
increments of progress.  As part of the service learning project,  students are 
asked to communicate their findings to a target audience in some  way. The “
communications” element provides a chance for creative design of  messaging 
and media/communication tools. 
This  year we also are offering: 
    1.  Tool  Kits & Mini-grants  to teams doing school energy efficiency 
studies that  would like to undertake a retrofit of some sort.  (MEEP also 
offers the  Vending Miser Challenge to these schools who’d like to earn a 
vending miser  to save electricity.)  
    2.  Subsidized  fees for home energy efficiency projects who  
incorporate the online New England Carbon Challenge estimator into a  community 
education effort, (We cover the fee so you can  get data from the NECC calculator 
on how many people use it in your  community and what they agreed to do)  
    3.  Free  parking signs, magnets decals and pledge cards to  Clean Air 
Zone project teams  as well as some financial assistant for media tools. 
DEP currently has Interns already waiting to help out  in your  classrooms 
in the following locations:  Lewiston, Portland, and Waterville. Please call 
now  to sign up for an Intern or to do a project on your  own. 
We are currently seeking 2 Interns to help out with a Clean  Air Zone 
project in Kennebunk.  The city has adopted  a no-idling policy for the community 
and wants to educate the community on the  policy. 
FMI Contact: Deb Avalone-King, Maine DEP Air  Bureau 
207-287-7028; _Debbie.j.avalone-king at maine.gov_ 
(mailto:Debbie.j.avalone-king at maine.gov)  

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