Teach for our Energy Future is an emerging program being developed through a partnership between WMEAC, Hope College and the Holland BPW. As a pilot project we are working to establish a high-impact middle school curriculum that connects place-based education, learning by inquiry, and research with Holland’s Community Energy Plan goals for energy usage behavior change in the community. The pilot program hopes to increase awareness and understanding of the impacts of energy use, problems associated with storing and accessing energy, and the advancement of renewable energy forms.
We hope to empowered students to seek solutions to these energy problems by embracing efficient and renewable energy use. We also hope to help foster a deeper relationship between Holland area educators, professionals and community leaders, in order to establish a supportive network of knowledge and resources for students, teachers, and their families.