Earn Teaching Credits While Learning About the Energy Industry

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Popular Nuclear Energy Seminar for Teachers course is scheduled for July 28 - Aug. 1

PPL Susquehanna
04-17-2014

Teachers can obtain the professional development credits they need while enjoying a fact-filled program about energy topics this summer at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center in Berwick, Pa. The Nuclear Energy Seminar for Teachers will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1.

This popular 5-day course provides teachers of grades K-12 with objective, up-to-date information about energy-related issues, the safe and secure operation of PPL’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant and the use of nuclear isotopes in other industries.

Experts from the Susquehanna power plant, Bloomsburg University and other organizations provide hands-on activities and experiments that can be easily transferred to your classroom. Field trips to various venues like Susquehanna’s control room simulator, emergency operations center and environmental lab demonstrate the real-life use of the concepts covered.

“Our course provides up-to-date information on a variety of energy-related topics that past NEST graduates have told us has helped them educate and guide their students,” said Mimi Mylin, senior information specialist for PPL. “We encourage teachers to take advantage of the seminar and join an alumni network of more than 1,200 NEST graduates.”

David Simpson, associate professor from Bloomsburg University, will help teach much of the course. Participants in the course also will meet a number of industry experts including David Allard, the director of the state Bureau of Radiation Protection, which is part of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Educators will earn three continuing professional development credits, processed through the Northeast Intermediate Unit for a fee of $60. The course itself is free.

Register by calling the Energy Information Center at 1-866-832-3312. Seating is limited so register now.

Other free summer educational opportunities are available to teachers. To find out more about programs for all teachers, visit www.pplpreserves.com and view the calendar of events.

The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.

PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates. PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States and sells energy in key U.S. markets. More information is available at www.pplsusquehanna.com and www.pplweb.com.

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