2017 Energy Education Camp and Workshop Participant Feedback

Pickwick Camp 

“I thoroughly enjoyed the camp and felt that the information and activities will be beneficial in facilitating the learning of my students and in helping me personally better understand science and energy in my daily world. I was able to meet and work with other educators, increasing my learning community.   Was able to develop concepts and ideas to better meet the needs of my students. I am excited about sharing what I learned with other educators. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end.” Alyson Gunster, LaVergne Lake Elementary

“Wow!  I had no idea how fun it could be learning about ENERGY! I loved all the hands on activities.  I have learned so many ideas I can take back to help my students.  I met so many kind, helpful teachers from all over TN. The setting at Pickwick State Park was amazing.” Chris King, Smyrna Primary School

“Energy Camp was awesome.  Starting from the great ice breaker introduction to the final energy house competition.  The hands on activities were excellent and I loved walking away with materials I can use in my classroom.  I learned a lot about energy types and sources of energy.  I will encourage others at my school to attend.” –Malcolm Sanders, Millington Middle School

“Energy Camp 2017 was amazing and I must say that energy makes more sense.  I feel better equipped to teach what was shared, use the resources, and I also have a greater appreciation for natural resources.” –Catina Mack Roberts, Peabody Elementary

“I really enjoyed the energy camp! The presenters did an excellent job. I think the format and pacing was better than at any other workshop I've attended. I also appreciate that the activities presented came with a lesson plan and that they could be used with a variety of grade levels and topics. Mr. Basconi's kit book is one of a kind. I really wish there were other science concepts explained as simply and as thoroughly with a hand's on approach as he's done in his book. You've really created a workshop that can be applied in the classroom.” – Amy Steinbrink, Munford Middle School

“This was my first experience with Energy Camp.  I was extremely impressed. I enjoyed the new ideas that I will be able to take back to my classroom.  I also appreciate the materials I will be able to take back to my classroom and use with my students. The teaching staff  was very helpful and friendly. Thank you for your hard work” –Amy Martin, McNairy Elementary School

Montgomery Bell Camp

“Thank you so much for inviting us to your camp again this year!  I always enjoy working with you, your team members and those wonderful teachers.  You and your small staff do such a great job with these camps.” –Ed Basconi, KitBook creator and instructor

“I thoroughly enjoyed Energy Camp. I learned so many new things from the presenters and the other teachers in my group. I will definitely recommend this opportunity to other teachers in my school and county.”  -Kim Simmons, Westview High School

“The camp was amazing, educational and fun. I have walked away with a multitude of hands on activities.” – Tara Smith, St. Joseph School

“I thoroughly enjoyed Energy Camp,  This is an awesome collaborative & team building camp for all educators.” – Tiffany Robertson, North Stewart Elementary

“Great job. Opened my mind to alternative sources of energy as well as how to use energy more efficiently.” -Debra Gann, McKissack Middle  School

“This has been the BEST PD I have ever participated in.  The activities were great and I can’t wait to try them in my classroom.  The fellowship with other science teachers has been inspiring and enlightening.”  -Leanne Shell, Etowah City School

“Accommodations - awesome, activities - great, pace -fantastic and the chance to collaborate was incredible! Super positive, comfortable-best I’ve been to on several levels in years.” –Brandy Helms, Covington Academy

“This camp was awesome.” –Levan Gardner, Booker T. Washington State Park Manager