Summer Island Energy Inquiry workshop to assist educators

Starting June 6, a two-day summer workshop will be held for Maui County educators, grades 5-12, who are interested in teaching energy sustainability using the innovative Island Energy Inquiry science curriculum.

Spearheaded by Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology Project, the Island Energy Inquiry curriculum engages teachers and students in lessons and hands-on activities that explore renewable sources including wind, solar, geothermal and biofuels. Guest speakers, culturally focused themes and abundant teaching resources are all part of the learning experience.

The June 6-7 workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in MEDB’s Malcolm Center at the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei. A $20 fee registration is required, as will be two online follow-up sessions to complete the course.

The curriculum will focus on photovoltaic electricity, wind energy, solar thermal energy and energy efficiency. In addition, educators will have the opportunity to interact with local engineers and other industry representatives who will make presentations on various energy topics.

Participating teachers will receive hands-on kits to take back to the classroom, as well as access to an equipment loan program.

Teachers will receive their choice of three professional development credits or a $200 stipend for full participation and classroom implementation.

Registration can be done at For more information, contact Graham DeVey at or 270-6804.