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Energy Educators Institute
Each July, Santee Cooper sponsors the Energy Educators Institute, a graduate-level course for certified South Carolina K-12 teachers and administrators accredited through Charleston Southern University.
Participants explore the scientific concepts of energy, its sources, and use and impact on the environment, economy and society. A real-world understanding of the power and purpose of electricity is learned through presentations by energy experts, discussions, field experiences and hands-on activities. Teachers complete the institute armed with materials relevant to the curriculum and correlated to state standards.
This three-week, interactive and interdisciplinary course requires a four-day residential stay at Santee Cooper's Wampee Conference Center on Lake Moultrie in Pinopolis. Although a tranquil setting, it proves to be the perfect place to build professional relationships and participate in a diverse learning experience. During the first and third week of the institute, participants will interact and complete assignments online. The second week of the course is spent onsite at Santee Cooper's Wampee Conference Center.
The 2024 Energy Educators Institute tentative dates are:
- July 1-19, with the required four-day residential stay at Wampee from July 9-12
- July 8-26, with the required four-day residential stay at Wampee from July 16-19
- July 15-August, with the required four-day residential stay at Wampee from July 23-26
Each year, Santee Cooper and electrical utility partners hold the Lineworkers Rodeo to showcase line technicians' skills and promote camaraderie among participants.
When: October 27-28
October 27 - Apprentice Written Test / Vendor Show
October 28 - Rodeo at 8 a.m.
Where: Horry Georgetown Technical College, Conway Campus, 2050 US-501, Conway, SC 29526