Now booking for 2012-2013 visits by the GLEEP's Mobile Energy Lab which provides energy programs for schools and youth groups.
Our program includes multi-media presentations, displays, and a variety of props to spark interest and educate children about efficiency and renewable energy. Contact us for more details or complete registration form attached.
Mobile Energy Lab Visit
Our Mobile Energy Lab is designed for engagement and exploration in renewable energies and energy efficiency. What makes this mobile classroom special is that students manipulate real working renewable energy equipment. Students learn about solar photovoltaic processes, solar water heating, wind turbines, lighting, energy efficiency, and more. To learn more about our mobile lab tour, contact us at 517.669.5389 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To reserve your mobile energy lab visit, simply complete the Mobile Energy LabTour Request Form.
Lab cost averages $5.00 per student and varies depending on location and services provided. School districts spend an average of $4.07 per mile to take kids to and from school. Our mileage rate is $2.00 per mile and the loss of instruction time is minimal compared to other field trips where students are transported to and from other field trip locations.
Before your Tour Begins!
To help ensure your students get the most out of the mobile energy lab experience, please make sure you have informed your staff of our visit in advance so they can prepare students of what to expect.
We have found that it is very helpful to have someone familiar with the students and their daily schedule to assist us during our visit. If possible, please secure a volunteer or helper for our education staff so that your students receive the best possible experience. The helper can be a parent, responsible student, teacher’s aide, or other volunteer of your choosing (one person all day or many throughout the day).
When We Arrive!
In order for your experience to go smoothly, please be mindful of the following visit requirements:
A typical guideline for scheduling students is outlined below.
|Number of students||Up to 400 students||400 or more students
(booked in 2 day sets)
|Time allotted||30 minutes per group||30 minutes per group|
|Education||7-10 minutes||10-15 minutes|
|Exploration||20-23 minutes||15-20 minutes|
For groups of students 125 or less, we offer an alternative learning experience.
We will provide up to 5 one hour sessions that cover a topic of your choosing. See the lesson option page for details. The remaining portion of the day may be offered to other groups of students who would like a short introduction to renewable energy and a brief time in the mobile classroom with accompanying learning stations.
We also offer workshop sessions for individual classrooms that encompass a short lecture and a 1 to 3 hour lesson and activity. (This must be prearranged in advance and the added lesson extension is fee based.)
Mobile Energy Lab Unit Requirements:
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To learn more about the lab visit contact us at 517.669.5389. To request a price quote complete the Mobile Energy Lab Tour Request Form.
GLEEP is now scheduling tours in Michigan and beyond in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Science and Energy Camps
If you are looking for exciting ways to educate students in your classroom, summer camp ideas, short workshops, after school programs or parks and recreations programs, give us a call at (517) 669-5389 for information on how we can help. We offer the classes outlined below but can create a custom curriculum to fit your needs. Schedule us for a few hours or for a whole week of renewable energy courses and experiments. Fees start as low as $15.00 per participant.
Energy Efficient Fund Raiser for Groups
The Great Lakes Energy Education Program has developedg to coordinate a fundraiser that is profitable, educational, fun, and good for the environment. Students, youth groups, and schools can use money raised to improve program activities, have the mobile renewable energy classrrom visit, support community members in need, fund student field trips or other projects. GLEEP is proud to offer a fundraiser that helps students and schools achieve their goals while helping to improve the environment and educating citizens about energy efficiency. For more details visit our fundraising page.
Contact us at (517) 669-5389 or email@example.com for information on how to host a group energy fundraiser.
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