WILLIAMSPORT - The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers of grades four through eight, administrators and building managers to a training workshop on the Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP), to be held in State College Thursday, March 6. The purpose of the workshop is to teach and track energy efficiency in school buildings and homes.

The workshop is free and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn State University's Sackett Building, Room 309, on West College Avenue.

Workshop participants will learn about and explore energy issues, including fundamentals and impacts, electricity generation, transportation fuels, careers, energy conservation, student teams and school building energy benchmarking through presentations, tours and hands-on activities.

The workshops are based on Pennsylvania's Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors for environment and ecology, science and technology and engineering education. Participating teachers will receive background information, standards-based curricular materials and energy conservation material kits.

Participating teachers will also be eligible for seven Act 48 credit hours.

Space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact KEEP coordinator Susan Gove at 412-431-1010, or at sgove@gove.org.