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October is Energy Action Month!
Energy Action Month is a national effort to emphasize how important energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being. The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) invites you to take action and invite your students to take action as well.
 
Make an Energy Pledge
What is your Energy Pledge? We'd really like to know!
Send us a quick video telling us what your energy pledge is. We will compile the video pledges and share them on KEEP's SchoolTube Channel, where you can see staff from the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education making their pledges! Email your video pledges to keep@uwsp.edu.
Or, have your students and colleagues write what their energy pledge is using this template and hang them around your school/workplace.
 
Energy Scavenger Hunt
To bring awareness and appreciation to energy, we've developed an electronic Energy Scavenger Hunt for you and your students. Visit http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/scavengerhunt2013.htm to get started. The first 12 completed Scavenger Hunts received will be eligible to receive a multi-purpose, 2-outlet digital timer. NOTE: Scavenger Hunts must be complete; timers will only be sent to Wisconsin residents.

Completed Scavenger Hunts will also be entered into a drawing for a PicoTurbine Windmill Kit and a Solar Science kit (two separate drawings). The drawing winners will be announced on November 1. If your name is drawn, you will be contacted via email.

Logo for Wednesday night at the labWednesday Nite @ the lab
Come experience science as exploring the unknown every week at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they describe their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. Join the discussion as learners of all ages find out more and share their ideas, questions and insights.

Watch WN@L Live! If you do not live near Madison or are not able to attend WN@L, you can still view each WN@L lecture live through videostream. It is available starting at 7 p.m. Central Time every Wednesday.

To view the lectures, it is recommended that you use latest version of QuickTime. The link is: www.biotech.wisc.edu/webcams/Index.aspx

STARBASE Wisconsin STARBASE logo
STARBASE Wisconsin is an interactive academic outreach program that helps youth increase their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Fifth-grade students are taken on a five-week, 25 hour odyssey into the exciting world of the sciences through hands-on activities, experiments and technology projects. STARBASE serves students in Milwaukee public schools who attend during the school year with their classes.

To learn more about STARBASE Wisconsin visit our website at http://www.starbasewi.org.

POSOH- Contributing to a Sustainable Future
POSOH a new partnership among UW-Madison researchers, the College of Menominee Nation, and educators in northern Wisconsin is forming to help take on the challenge of finding sustainable energy solutions by preparing the next generation of citizens and scientists.

For more information about POSOH please visit their website at www.posoh.fastplants.org.