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Call for Proposals for Presentations: National Energy Extension Summit

Land-grant universities are increasingly tasked with offering community education on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Although not a new subject for many Extension Services, energy education presents challenges for educators to develop research-based programming for a new, rapidly evolving subject matter. Energy education’s reemphasis is also creating new opportunities for interstate collaboration. The inaugural National Energy Extension Summit will bring together both long-term and novice energy educators within Extension to discuss these challenges and opportunities.

The Summit will provide a glimpse into how energy programming is being developed and delivered across the country for diverse audiences, including:

Families and consumers
Agricultural producers
Youth/4-H
Volunteers

Although current research related to renewable energy and efficiency will be discussed, the Summit will focus on educational programming and techniques related to energy efficiency, small-scale renewables (e.g. geothermal, solar, small wind), and community-scale projects (e.g. biomass, hydro, large wind).

For more details, visit the National Energy Extension Summit webpage.