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Alternative Energy Exhibit Coming to Campus, Open to the Public

3/10/2011 —

DuBois – A mobile exhibit loaded with information on the oil and gas drilling industries, as well as other forms of energy, will make a stop at Penn State DuBois in April.  The Drake Well Museum’s Mobile Energy Education and Training Unit’s 44 foot long rolling exhibit features hands-on activities such as videos, artifacts, and interactive experiments designed to educate participants about various forms of energy including oil, gas, coal, wind, and solar.


Local youth and educators have been invited to view the exhibit, and a period of time has been blocked off for members of the public to visit it as well. 


Penn State DuBois Continuing Education Representative Jeannine Hanes said the exhibit will help to educate area students and residents about the Marcellus Shale industry that is now a hot topic throughout the state.


"The Marcellus Shale industry is becoming very important in north central Pennsylvania. It is imperative to introduce youth and educators to this rapidly growing industry, new to our region," Hanes said.


The exhibit will be open to the public from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. 


The rolling exhibit's visit to the campus is co-sponsored by the campus Engineering Club and Continuing Education at Penn State DuBois. Continuing Education received funding from the North Central Workforce Investment Board’s Youth Council/Regional Career Education Partnership to offer professional development for teachers as well as introduce youth to the oil and gas industry. 


For more information, contact Jeannine Hanes at (814) 375-4836. 

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