Perry County Tribune. Science and geology teachers representing 35 Ohio counties, including Perry County teacher, Jeffrey Baker, from the ALPHA School began the school year ready to share exciting new experiments and science-based educational materials with their students thanks to a series of energy workshops. The free summer workshops, facilitated by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP), provided teachers with innovative applications of STEM and geology lesson plans and activities. The workshops also helped teachers connect Ohio science-based educational requirements to an energy industry that has a prolific impact to the state. OOGEEP’s STEM workshops featured curriculum that is adaptable to grades K-12. The OOGEEP Geology workshop provided lesson plans and hands-on activities based on the new Physical Geology Standards that until recently had been removed from K-12 required curriculum. All participating Ohio teachers received lesson plans, classroom lab supplies, geological maps, digital resources, rock and mineral kits, videos and lots of other educational materials. Teachers also qualified for continuing education unit (CEU) credits and an optional graduate credit from Ashland University.

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