Students to learn about green energy
- Grade 9 students are soon going to learn more about Nova Scotia's renewable resources.
The departments of education and energy are working on a program to help students learn about renewable energy and the role it plays in the province's electricity and environmental sectors.
A small number of teachers from across the province gathered in Halifax on Wednesday to learn about the pilot program, called The Energy Around Us.
"Nova Scotia is moving away from coal-based electricity and is going to generate more green energy," said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. "By 2015, we want to generate 25 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources. As we move toward that future, it is important that we encourage students to learn more about renewables and the role they will play in our province."
Estabrooks, a former teacher, said the pilot program will encourage students to learn more about renewable resources and their role on a social, economic and environmental level.
Education Minister Marilyn More said the hands-on program will use outcomes from within the Grade 9 curricula and focus on renewable resources within Nova Scotia.