2022 Science Teacher Workshop Sponsorship Information and Options
DATE TIME: Monday & Tuesday, June 6-7, 2022 | LOCATION: Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV
* Select your sponsorship level online via the form below.
* For additional information call Lori Miller Smith, (304)344-9867.
The goal of the Science Teacher Workshop is to help foster energy education by connecting science education to the energy industry. During the workshop, each of our 40 teachers will receive resource materials, lesson plans, Internet links and activities, plus a few other special surprises! Seven learning stations will include hands-on experiments, background information, industry guest speakers, graphic organizer ideas, Internet activities and career connections. The workshop, free to teachers, includes: overnight accommodations, meals, curriculum, “hands-on” sessions, evening social gathering and much more! Workshop CEU credits may be available, depending on county.
Show your support for the industry and the education of your future employees by becoming a sponsor for this event. We have sponsorship levels from $500 to $10,000.
Monday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Embassy Suites, 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301
REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY
The workshops are limited to the first 40 registrants
DAY ONE OF WORKSHOP
9:30 AM – Arrive at Embassy Suites, 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV to begin day’s activities including technical station presentations and lunch.
4:00 PM – Hotel check-in opens
6:00 PM – Reception at Embassy Suites
7:00 PM – Sit-down dinner will be provided
DAY TWO OF WORKSHOP
7:30 AM – Breakfast (Atrium/Pre-conference Area)
9:00 AM – Hotel check-out
9:00 AM – Board bus and depart for industry location field trip and lunch
1:00 PM – Q & A (Salons D and E)
2:00 PM – Closing Comments (Salons D and E)
2:30 PM – Adjourn
Special industry guest speakers, experiments and Internet activities conducted throughout the day.
- Formation: Are fossil fuels renewable or non-renewable? Experiments show how the earth “cooked” (heat and pressure) ancient plant and animal life to create fossil fuels. Create infographics about geologic time and the rock cycle.
- Migrating & Trapping: Is crude oil and natural gas found in large lakes underneath the earth’s surface? Experiments show how crude oil and natural gas are trapped in porous rocks. Create 2D and 3D rock models to demonstrate porosity and permeability.
- Exploration: How do we find these valuable fossil fuels? Use contour mapping to look below the earth’s surface and “see” rock formations. Create models and calibrate measurements using blank grids.
- Drilling & Well Stimulation: How do we recover crude oil and natural gas? Use engineering design to create two models: a weight-bearing derrick and a working oil well applying principles related to porosity, permeability and flow of fluids to the surface.
- Producing: What happens to crude oil and natural gas once it is produced? How is it transported? Create a model pipeline and pipeline “pig” and apply principles of force, motion, velocity and engineering design.
- Refining: How are crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) transformed into useful products? Use the chemistry distillation procedure to demonstrate the refining process. Follow lab safety procedures, collect data and understand the industry applications.
- Petrochemicals & Products: What other products besides transportation fuels are made from crude oil and natural gas? Explore a few of the 6,000 petroleum-based products. Design and implement a materials test for different petrochemical-based fabrics.
- Sustainability: What performance measures can be used to consider industry impacts to climate change, the environment, health and safety? Consider new technologies and ways to measure impacts to compare and contrast different energy sources.