The Dominion Educational Grants Partnership Program
This post is the third post in our series featuring schools across Virginia and their efforts to become more energy efficient. Click to read Part 2.
The Dominion Educational Grants Partnership Program: Dominion Power’s educational grants are helping Virginia schools make their buildings more efficient – and to help educate students about sustainability and energy conservation. The grants, made possible by The Dominion Foundation, emphasize the importance of science education and aim to prepare the next generation of energy industry leaders and conscious consumers to meet the challenges of energy demand.
Thanks to these grants, schools like Belvedere Elementary School, in Fairfax, constructed a discovery garden, nature trails and implement a composting program. Others, like Henrico County Public Schools, proposed the development of energy-based lesson plans geared toward teaching students more about renewable and non-renewable energy resources. While Central High School in Shenandoah County is focusing on renewable energy – specifically a “Wind for Schools” project that seeks to install a small wind turbine on school grounds and help educate students about the energy benefits of wind power.
For more information on Dominion’s educational programs, including the Dominion Educational Grants Partnership Program, visit www.dom.com; keyword: education.