CLEAN Interactive Webinar for Secondary Level Educators

Making informed choices about energy and sustainability

May 15, 2012

by Dr. John Turner*, Scientist, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
and Kristen Record*, Educator

Turner slides Webinar 9 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.5MB May16 12)
Record slides Webinar 9 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.8MB May16 12)
iwebinar 9 Energy and Sustainability recording (MP4 Video 183.1MB May30 12)

This interactive webinar is designed to help secondary school teachers teach about energy resources. The focus of this session is on the kinds of decisions, innovations, and efficiencies that will need to be in place in order to develop a global sustainable energy supply, which is part of the Climate Literacy Principles.


Goal - To examine the roles of science and society in making informed energy choices.

Time - 4-6 pm Pacific | 5-7 pm Mountain | 6-8 pm Central | 7-9 pm Eastern

Duration - 2 hours: Presentation by Dr. Turner, followed by Kristen Record highlighting teaching resources from the CLEAN collection that teachers can use to help students understand some of the issues involved in developing sustainable supplies of energy to fuel the planet. Question and answer opportunities and discussion follow the presentations.

Format - Blackboard Collaborate platform and teleconference line

Registration - There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Because space is limited, please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before the webinar, whichever comes first. The registration form is available below.

Contact - For questions contact Marian Grogan at TERC (marian_grogan AT

About the Speakers:

*Dr. John Turner is a Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. John is recognized as a world–class scientist and international spokesperson for hydrogen energy and for his contribution in hydrogen production via photoelectrochemical splitting of water and in the development of fuel cells. He received the DOE Office of Science Outstanding Mentor Award and has co–authored more than 100 technical publications.

*Kristen Record teaches Physics at Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT. In 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and was the 2011 Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Kristen has spent several summers at NREL conducting hydrogen fuel cell and hydrogen production research in John Turner's lab.

Additional Resources

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Data and Tools

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