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2019 Lignite Education Seminar

Attention teachers:  Earn TWO graduate credits by attending free seminar!

Lignite Education Seminar 2019

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Registration is now open for the Lignite Energy Council’s 34th Annual Teacher Education Seminar: Energy, Economics and Environment. The free four-day seminar gives teachers a first-hand look at lignite mining and related energy production. The seminar will be held June 10-13, 2019, at Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence, Bismarck, N.D. Teachers from all grade and subject levels should apply before April 12, 2019.

Teachers who attend and complete a lesson plan can choose from one of three North Dakota institutions from which to receive their graduate credits: University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University and Minot State University. Free lodging, meals and mileage reimbursement are provided.

The seminar provides instruction on history, geology, land reclamation, environmental protection and economics of the lignite industry, the need for more workers, energy conservation and transmission. A tour of a mine, power plant and the Great Plains Synfuels plant are included as part of the seminar. Teachers will take home handouts, videos, coal samples and activities that can be used in the classroom.


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