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Progress Energy & DonorsChoose.org Team Up to Help Durham Elementary Students Learn to Conserve Energy through Art and Science


Students at E.K. Powe Elementary in Durham, NC capped off several weeks of lessons focused on alternative forms of energy at a mural unveiling on Thursday, May 15. Students worked with science teacher Treva Fitts, second grade teacher Meg Goodhand and art teacher Malcolm Goff to explore alternative forms of energy through multiple disciplines while working with local artist Debra Wuliger to create a permanent energy-themed mural.Durham Public Schools Superintendent Carl Harris and Progress Energy representatives were on hand as students showcased what they had learned to parents and staff. The materials for all of the lessons, and the mural itself, were funded as part of a $50,000 grant made by Progress Energy to DonorsChoose.org last year to inspire innovative energy education in Carolina classrooms.Progress Energy has committed $75,000 in funding to support energy education project requests made through DonorsChoose.org next school year. If you are a North or South Carolina teacher interested in learning how your class can participate, please email alex@donorschoose.org.Read more about the mural project at Durham Public Schools North Carolina.


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