Center for the Environment Partners with the Boy Scouts in Energize North Carolina
Energize North Carolina is a one-of-a-kind STEM program which prepares today’s youth for tomorrow’s North Carolina jobs in renewable energy. The creation of this program has been a partnership between the Center for the Environment and the Central North Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America with support from First Bank and United Way. The modules were developed by the Center for the Environment and cover topics such as thermodynamics, passive solar design, biofuels, conservation practices, and more. Students will explore these through project-based learning activities such as an energy audit for their very own school. These are inquiry-based activities and experiential learning opportunities. The program is now being piloted in schools in this region. Students kicked off their first week of Energize NC learning about conductors and induction. These basic energy concepts will serve as the foundation for a year of exploring renewable and sustainable energy.