San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently hosted 70 middle-school teachers from around the world for the fourth annual Honeywell Green Boot Camp event, an interactive workshop focused on best practice instruction methods for teaching energy, sustainability and environmental concepts.
As part of the five-day event, the teachers gathered in San Diego to explore the roots of green technology, sustainable living and environmental awareness by using SDG&E, the California Center for Sustainable Energy, and the Urban Corps of San Diego County as living laboratories.
“At SDG&E, sustainability and education are both essential to our business, and we are honored to have the opportunity to share best practices and insight about renewable energy and environmental stewardship with this select group of teachers,” said Ted Reguly, director of customer programs and assistance at SDG&E.
Smart grid & energy lessons
The event kicked off with a half-day session at SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center, where the teachers learned about the energy industry and smart grid technology, and participated in a series of stations with demonstrations of the facility’s key features including the smart home, professional food service demonstration kitchen, plug-in vehicle charging station, and the produce demonstration garden.
“I’m excited to participate in Green Boot Camp because it’s full of material I need to get my students on the right path toward sustainability — and gives me exposure to teachers from around the globe,” said Zamaria Rocio, sixth-grade math and earth science teacher, Monroe Clark Middle School, San Diego. “I think sustainable jobs are undeniably a part of the future, and I see this opportunity as a way to learn how to inspire my students and get them excited about science, technology, engineering and math. It also allows me to study with teachers from around the world and explore collaborative solutions for all of us.”
The Honeywell Green Boot Camp event brought 70 middle-school teachers from around the world to San Diego, where they were hosted for a half-day session at SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center.