Exploring Animal Waste-to-Energy in Eastern NC

A FREE workshop for NC middle and high school science and technology teachers & informal STEM educators*
Tuesday May 21st, 2019
9:00AM to 4:00PM
James Sprunt Community College, Kenansville, NC
Full Day Substitute Reimbursement is available!

Register Online

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Note: Upon registering, a $25 deposit will be required in order to complete your registration; details will be emailed upon registration.


During this day-long workshop, participants will:

  • Tour Optima KV, a swine waste to energy facility
  • Tour Prestage AgEnergy, a poultry waste to energy facility
  • Learn about the future of animal waste-to-energy in eastern NC from representatives of the utility and agricultural sectors
  • Evaluate economic, environmental and social impacts of bioenergy facilities in Eastern NC
  • Have the opportunity to receive 1 CEU credit (6 contact hours and 4 hours of homework to be completed by 12/15/2019) and up to 10 hours of Criteria III credit towards the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program


*This free professional development opportunity is open to middle and high school science and technology teachers /informal STEM educators who are employed by schools/organizations in the following counties: Bladen, Duplin, Greene, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, and Wayne counties.


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


This workshop is sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment with funding provided by the Duke Energy Foundation.



Dana Brown Haine

K-12 Science Education Manager | UNC Institute for the Environment

CB#1105, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(919) 843-5735

(919) 966-9920 (fax)


UNC Institute for the Environment

www.ie.unc.edu | @UNC_IE