Fall 2015
Education Trends
MGE Community Energy Conversations

MGE Community Energy Conversations

MGE has collaborated with the Minneapolis-based Great Plains Institute to create a discussion guide that's being used in MGE's Community Energy Conversations, which launched this summer. Building a Community Energy Company for the Future explores some of the complex issues, such as rapidly changing technology, facing MGE and other utilities nationwide. The guide is designed to encourage an informed, deliberate exchange of information and feedback during the conversations.

Learn more about Community Energy Conversations here.

 

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'Hazard Hamlet' and electric safety in your classroom

This school year, take the fear out of electricity with "Switch to Safety," MGE's electric safety education classroom program for fourth-grade students. The centerpiece of the presentation is, "Hazard Hamlet," a tabletop simulator that demonstrates many unsafe outdoor scenes involving high-voltage electricity.

Learn how to get this presentation for your classroom.

2016 WEEB grant applications available now

2016 WEEB grant applications available now

The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board will continue its successful environmental education grant program for 2016. A total of $90,000 is available for general environmental education, $90,000 for Forestry Education and $90,000 for School Forest Implementation projects.

Get more information about the grant here.

Dr. Ken Walz of Madison College named 2015 Higher Education Energy Educator of the Year

Dr. Ken Walz of Madison College named 2015 Higher Education Energy Educator of the Year

The WI K-12 Energy Education Program is pleased to announce that Ken Walz is the recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Energy Educator of the Year Award. Ken teaches a wide variety of renewable energy technologies in a hands-on way at Madison.

Read more about Ken Walz here.

Put MaGicEnergy in your school!

Put MaGicEnergy in your school!

Why not put a little magic, that is, MaGicEnergy in your school this year! If you are looking for a fun and interactive "live" energy and environment program for your school, act quickly to schedule MGE's MaGicEnergy show.

Find more information about MaGicEnergy here.

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2015 Earth Day Every Day video contest winners

2015 Earth Day Every Day video contest winners

A recent MGE Green View story captured the 2015 winners in MGE's annual Earth Day Every Day student video contest. Two first place prizes of $500 each were awarded to Sandburg Elementary School 4-5th graders and Country View Elementary School 4th graders. Winning classes celebrated with a class field trip and lunch at Madison Children's Museum.

Watch the story here.

Fall KEEP courses for teachers

Fall KEEP courses for teachers

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) was created to promote energy education in Wisconsin schools. KEEP leverages teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin's K-12 schools.

Find information about upcoming KEEP courses here.

MEEC set for Oct. 21-24 at Monona Terrace

Mark your calendars for Careers in Energy Week, October 12-18

Careers in Energy Week is focused on raising awareness about energy careers available in Wisconsin. As an educator, you play a critical role in introducing students to possible career paths. The Get Into Energy website has career profiles, videos and skills tests related to energy careers.

Mark your calendars for Careers in Energy Week, October 12-18

MEEC set for Oct. 21-24 at Monona Terrace

MEEC set for Oct. 21-24 at Monona Terrace

The Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MEEC) will be held Oct. 21-24, 2015, at Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. Main tracks include sustainable foods, education on climate change, reaching underserved audiences, and reduce, renew, refresh: celebrating our success stories.

Find more information about the upcoming MEEC here.

MGE peregrine falcons

MGE peregrine falcons

Four peregrine falcon chicks hatched this spring high atop the MGE Blount Generating Station in downtown Madison. The chicks, Barrymore, Bartell, Majestic and Orpheum, were named after Madison's famous theaters. Since 2009, 23 chicks have hatched at the Blount Station.

Read more about the falcons here.