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Loyola Biodiesel Program Teaches TEENS to Create Their Own Biodiesel at Chicago Nature Museum
Loyola University Chicago’s Biodiesel Program will be hosting a biodiesel education session for Teenagers Exploring and Explaining Nature and Science (TEENS), an internship program for students offered by the Chicago Nature Museum aimed to promote environmental literacy through hands-on experience, on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The group of students will have the opportunity to learn the steps taken to create their own small supply of biodiesel and the benefit of using it over other sources. The TEENS students will then present the information they learned at the biodiesel education session to the general public on March 18, 2011, which is National Biodiesel Day.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
About the Biodiesel Program
The Biodiesel Program is part of Loyola’s Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy (CUERP), one of Loyola’s interdisciplinary centers of excellence.
In the fall of 2007, the first Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP): Biodiesel class started to explore biodiesel production on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. Student projects continued to build on previous work until spring 2009 when the Biodiesel Program emerged as an education program within CUERP.
The Biodiesel Program now focuses on production, education, and outreach efforts centered around utilizing waste vegetable oil from campus cafeterias to create energy and other products. For more information on the Biodiesel Program, visit the website at LUC.edu/biodiesel/index.html.