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KSDLW "Green" Programs

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Kansas Distance Learning Week Event Schedule

(All times are listed in CST)


All programs are FREE! Deadline to register (out of state sites) November 2nd.

To register, email audramay@usd358.com with your sites teacher and technical information.


Monday Nov. 9 Tuesday Nov. 10 Wednesday Nov. 11 Thursday Nov. 12
9:00-9:45 Closed session 8:45-9:45 Greentown, USA - Superintendent of Greensburg, KS schools will describe the efforts to rebuild as a green community after the 2007 tornado. 8:45-9:45 Bioenergy for a Greener World - Abengoa's mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of the vehicle fuels market and the bio-based chemicals products market by utilizing biofuels and environmentally friendly technologies that reduce carbon emissions. 8:45-9:45 Wind Energy in Your Schools - Aaron Homburg, Superintendent Paradise-Natoma, and Allaire Homburg, Superintendent Stockton, will be discussing the benefits of having a turbine in your district.
10:00-11:00 Energy in a Green Society - Everywhere you turn energy seems to be a big topic.  Becoming a “green” society is the solution to the impending energy crisis.  This lesson will focus on how energy is converted from one form to another and how that knowledge will help us in the future.  This learning experience includes studying an on-site, functioning wind turbine to show how the wind’s kinetic energy can power our future. 10:00-11:00 Greentown, USA - Superintendent Darin Headrick will describe Greensburg’s effort to rebuild as a green community after the 2007 tornado. 10:00-11:00 Green Quilting (You can use ANY color fabric though!) - Quilts are one of the art forms that originated with recycling. So what other tips, techniques and tools do quilters use that are environmentally friendly?  A group of long-time quilters from Kaw Valley Quilters Guild, in Lawrence, will share tips from their recent “green quilting retreat” – and more!  From t-shirts and jeans quilts to environmentally friendly batting, join in the fun as we explore a true American art form.  10:00-11:00 Green Jayhawks: Personal and Environmental Health at KU - Learn how student-led initiatives are making a difference at KU!  Mary Chappell and her colleagues from the University of Kansas will share how personal health and environmental health are seen as interconnected.  Several eco-friendly initiatives will be explored including those at the student fitness center.  This building is partially powered by the people who exercise there, and it has a garden that is irrigated by rainwater.  Campus programs such as recycling, cleaning green, an electric car, and environmentally friendly winter health ideas will also be discussed.
1:00-2:00 Demonstrating Energy Efficiency - The Southeast of Saline, USD 306, high school Leadership Class will conduct three experiments to demonstrate energy efficiency.  “What’s My Wattage” will compare incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs.  “Value of Insulation” will compare various insulators.  “Checking for Drafts” will demonstrate the importance of eliminating drafts.  The experiments will help students grasp the meaning of energy efficiency. 1:00-2:00 Going Green at School -

Jared Bixby, Education Curator at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo and KACEE board member will explain how going green at school is made easy with the help of the Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE) and the Kansas Green Schools Network!  Learn how your school can join, take advantage of grants to complete projects, and get ideas by hearing about exciting projects accomplished by others.  Great for those interested in becoming members and members who want to hear more! 

2:15-3:15 Careers in the Wind Industry -

Lucas Chavey, Cloud County Community College, will cover the components of a commercial scale wind farm from construction phase to operational phase. The major components of wind turbines will be described as well. He will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of wind turbine technicians as well as the many other people involved in the development, construction, and operation of a wind farm.

  2:15-3:15 4 R's and an S -

Join Amy Strong from Wichita State University’s Fairmount Center to learn about what sustainability means when referring to future energy demands and how we can conserve resources by reducing, reusing, recycling, and recovering.

2:15-3:15 Rock'n Rainforest -

Rainforests rock!  Did you know you can walk for a mile through a tropical rainforest and never see the same plant or animal twice?!!  Tropical rainforests provide the world with amazing diversity and resources.  See for yourself how important these 'stands of trees' are and even explore some not so tropical rainforests.  (Did you know we have one in the US?)




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