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Work begins on energy curriculum for Wyo. kids

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Work has begun on a curriculum to teach Wyoming youngsters about energy development and natural resources in their state.

The Legislature approved the program last winter. Now the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is working under a $75,000 state contract to begin development.

A report is due to the governor's office next month.

The program will teach children in all grades about Wyoming's coal, oil, gas, uranium and renewable energy industries, as well as about Wyoming's natural resources. Schools will be able to use or not use the program as they see fit.

The alliance recently held meetings around Wyoming to ask parents, teachers and business leaders how they think kids should learn about energy and natural resources.

The University of Wyoming, Chevron Energy Solutions and Teton Science Schools also are involved.

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