Teachers learn about energy council at seminar in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND (KXNET) — Teachers and administrators at elementary and secondary schools are switching roles for a few days.

According to a news release, they will become the students during an educational seminar hosted by the Lignite Energy Council from June 10-13 at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.

The seminar is titled “2023 Lignite Education Seminar: Energy, Economics, and Environment,” and it will provide teachers with information and educational materials that are needed to teach kids about how lignite is mined and used to produce energy.

The seminar will also cover lignite’s economic impact and the important environmental issues that are affecting the lignite industry.

Teachers will get to tour a coal mine, a power plant, and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant. They will also hear from over a dozen experts on topics like the History of Lignite, From Earth to Rebirth: Coal Mining and Land Reclamation, Energy and C02 Management, and Transmission, Markets, and Power Pools.

Teachers who attend and complete a lesson plan can choose to get two professional-level graduate credits between the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, and Minot State University.

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