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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
February 6, 2006
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (650) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/08/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2006-060
 
To:              All Field Officials
 
From:          Director
 
Subject:       Bureau of Land Management Electronic Fieldtrip: Renewable Energy:  POWERful Choices!
 
It is my pleasure to inform you of an exciting opportunity for local schools to learn about the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  The latest in BLM’s Share the Adventure! series is available on the internet as an electronic fieldtrip entitled “Renewable Energy: POWERful Choices!” Produced by the Environmental Education and Volunteers Group in conjunction with Distance Learning Integrators, this web-based program for middle school students will premiere on
February 13, 2006, and features three segments:
 
·        A “virtual visit” focusing on five major renewable energy resources and the role of public lands in their use and development;
·        An “Ask the Experts” session in which BLM energy specialists answer student questions online; and
·        A student journal, which allows educators to assess student learning.
 
Links to background information and other references are also provided.  The fieldtrip will be available for viewing at www.efieldtrips.org/energy.
 
Through this electronic fieldtrip, students will learn about five major renewable energy resources, including a brief review of how they work and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.  They will also come to understand and appreciate the role of public lands in the use and development of energy resources, including renewable energy.
 
Please inform your local schools of this wonderful, free opportunity and provide them with the necessary information so they can participate.  In particular, remind teachers of the “Ask the Experts” session from February 27-March 1, which will allow students to have their questions answered by BLM energy experts.  Information on the fieldtrip is available on the BLM

Environmental Education website at www.blm.gov/education. States are encouraged to provide a link to this page from State education websites.  To assist you in promoting the program, a colorful advertising flyer, in pdf format, is also attached.
 
I strongly encourage you to solicit as much participation in this e-fieldtrip as possible. Should you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact Mary Tisdale, Manager, BLM Environmental Education & Volunteers Group, at
(202) 452-0365.
 
Signed by:
Authenticated by:
Kathleen Clarke
Robert M. Williams
Director
Policy and Records Group,WO-560
 
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