Attention Teachers: Come Learn About Electricity

Teachers of students in grades four-12 can attend a three-day learning session this summer and add to their curriculum. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the power supplier to 18 of Colorado’s 22 electric co-ops, is providing this program free to all teachers who are electric cooperative members, teach at schools that are co-op members or teach students whose parents are co-op members in Tri-State’s service area. (Educators outside of electric co-op territory are welcome to apply, and funding will be sought on their behalf.)

Those attending the June 18-20 class in Westminster will receive the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, consumption, electricity, efficiency and environmental and economic impacts. Participants leave with the training and a hands-on energy kit for the classroom worth $300.

Thanks to the support of Tri-State’s member cooperatives, there is no cost to educators in the Tri-State service area who participate. Most expenses, including lodging, meals, transportation and conference materials, are provided.

This conference will show teachers how to integrate energy curriculum materials into classrooms at every grade level. Attending teachers receive a full-color workbook with lesson plans, reproducible student activities, fascinating facts about electricity and student packets with pencils, stickers, safety checklists and energy efficiency checklists.

For more information or to apply, contact Wendi Moss at the NEED Project,, or Michelle Pastor at