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Teacher garners $10,000 grant for alternate energy

Posted: June 8, 2008 1:28 a.m.
Updated: August 9, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 

 

A local teacher has also been awarded a $10,000 A+ for Energy grant from BP America.

Wendy Shaner, a special education teacher at Canyon Springs Elementary School, received a grant for a project she developed called Nature's Energy at Work. The project will give students the opportunity to learn about solar, thermal and biomass energy through the creation and maintenance of a solar greenhouse, outdoor solar garden, solar water farm and biomass compost station.

Beginning next year, a farmer's market will be hosted at the Canyon Country school to involve the community in the project.

"Wendy's proposal was one of over 1,400 applications submitted nationwide," said Jane D'Anna, assistant principal. "The students and staff are very excited about the project."

In addition to the grant, Shaner will receive recognition at an awards ceremony June 26 in Long Beach; a scholarship to attend an all-expense paid three-day Energy Educator Training Conference; and energy education materials for her classroom valued at $500.

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