Teacher Professional Development

Since 2009, over 850 North Carolina teachers have participated in energy-related professional development workshops made possible with funding from the Progress Energy Foundation (2009-2013) and the Duke Energy Foundation (2014 to present).

2018 Energy Literacy Fellows Program

This year-long professional development program will showcase current energy science, technologies and careers to enhance Energy Literacy Fellows’ ability to deliver energy-related content, conduct STEM-based activities and promote STEM career opportunities to students. Fellows will interact with diverse scientists, engineers and industry representatives to receive up-to-date, curriculum-relevant content and engage in hands-on, inquiry-based activities designed to support learning about the science of energy.

Visit the Energy Workshops page to view other energy related opportunities offered by ERP or contact Dana Haine at dhaine@unc.edu or 919-843-5735.

Student Science Enrichment

Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program

The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program (Energy LEAP) is a FREE, week-long summer institute for high school students that will take place on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill from July 31st – August 4th, 2017. During this program students will conduct hands-on and minds-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to examine society’s current use of energy and the technological solutions that will support a low-carbon future. Programming will include a mixture of hands-on activities, presentations and field trips! For more information about Energy LEAP contact Grant Parkins at parkins@unc.edu or 919-966-9802.