By Emily Davies, Brian Dummer
The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is known for its sustainability innovations and programs and on Tuesday, K-12 teachers got a chance to learn new practices and resources they can use to get their kids more energy conscious.
Kevin Jorgenson, a UW-Stevens Point alumnus, is one of 11 teachers who joined in on a two-day hands-on course at UWSP on Tuesday. He's a science teacher at East Junior High in Wisconsin Rapids and though, he's no stranger to teaching sustainability, said there's always more to learn and new ways to teach old knowledge. UWSP's state-of-the-art waste management education facility allows for real-life experiences for students, and this case for teachers.
"One of the beauties of this building is the hands-on use that we get and when I give different tours to different groups such as this one today, the folks are seeing examples of how they can do some hands-on programs for their classes," said UWSP Assistant Professor in Soil Science and Waste Management, Rob Michitsch.