Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pasco County Energy and Marine Center hosts Energy Open House

The District School Board of Pasco County in partnership with the Pasco Education Foundation has received grant funding from Progress Energy to design and incorporate alternative energy components as a model for the students in Pasco County. The Progress Energy Gives the Power to Protect Alternative Energy Grant provides funding for hands-on interactive learning stations accompanied with working models. Students apply energy concepts as they experiment with human, solar, wind, and geothermal energy and collect data first hand. Direct application of energy concepts deepens the understanding of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and provides opportunities for students to further apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical concepts.

There will be an open house during earth week to showcase the Progress Energy gives the Power to Protect components. It will be held on April 27, 2012 from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. The Energy and Marine Center is located at 9130 Old Post Road in Port Richey.

Please join us as you see working models in the Energy Pavilion and interact with the components in the Energy Lab.

Pasco Environmental Programs mission is to educate the students in the basic concepts of preserving our environment and it’s natural resources.  Students develop a sense of personal and collective responsibility for the protection of Florida’s precious ecosystems.

For more information on Science programs, please contact Laura Hill at lhill@pasco.k12.fl.us or phone (727)7 74-2257.