Energy Education

MMPA's Energy Education Program demonstrates the Agency's commitment to provide educational resources about energy for schools in its member communities and project host communities.

The Program's curriculum - which aligns with Minnesota 4th Grade Science Standards - focuses on how energy is generated, transmitted and used. Students learn these concepts through MMPA's Energy Education Workbook, interactive tours and in-school assemblies. 

In addition, our Energy Education Program provides online resources, which include:  Teaching Tools for Educators and live turbine information.

FEP Tour Event

A key component of the Program is the tour at Faribault Energy Park (FEP), MMPA’s 300 MW-capacity natural gas facility. While visiting the facility, students view the control room, steam turbine, as well as the wind turbine.

At FEP, fourth graders rotate through educational stations located throughout the facility and its wetlands park. Each station focuses on a specific energy lesson ranging from the concept of energy and energy sources, to how a power plant, such as FEP, generates electricity and provides power to their homes.

For more information about Faribault Energy Park,  click here.
 

In-School Assembly

For schools not easily accessible to Faribault, an in-school assembly is hosted by MMPA in cooperation with the highly respected Science Museum of Minnesota. Educators from the Science Museum and MMPA representatives provide information about energy production to participating schools.

 

Teaching Tools for Educators