Growth Energy, in partnership with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), released a new curriculum aimed at educating high school students on biofuels.
This is the first industry-supported biofuels curriculum that provides students a guided in-classroom experience and offers educators the tools needed to provide students with technical skills and historical knowledge in biofuels.
“Our one-of-a-kind curriculum offers students a glimpse into the innovative world of biofuels,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Every day, the biofuels industry is working alongside the ag community to provide cleaner fuels and products for American drivers and consumers. We are excited for high school students to experience first-hand the role STEM education plays in our nation’s agriculture and energy and learn through our curriculum how the next generation of biofuels are moving rural America into the future. We are proud to offer this curriculum to our nation’s ag educators and help to foster a new generation of biofuels advocates among the leaders of tomorrow.”
The curriculum offers agricultural educators a two-week course with six activities that not only allow students to produce their own biofuel and measure its energy content and emissions, but also give them the technological and historical background to ensure a full understanding of why science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and biofuels are so important to agricultural innovation.
“NAAE’s Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) team was pleased to partner with Growth Energy to develop these instructional resources to teach students, and teachers, the important role of biofuels in meeting energy demands for the twenty-first century,” said Dr. Wm. Jay Jackman, NAAE executive director.
Growth Energy represents producers and supporters of ethanol working to bring consumers better choices at the fuel pump, grow America’s economy and improve the environment for future generations. The organization’s national campaign serves as the leading source of information for consumers seeking cleaner, more affordable fueling options.