Yates Petroleum Corporation and Mack Energy Corporation sponsor program to educate teachersadmin
Two energy companies have sponsored a week-long program to educate 60 teachers about New Mexico’s oil and gas industry.
In exchange for their participation in the seminars and after submitting an approved lesson plan to the organizers using what they learned from the program, the teachers receive 500 dollar stipends.
The program is sponsored by two Artesia companies — Yates Petroleum Corporation and Mack Energy Corporation.
Bruce Lanier of Yates Petroleum says he thinks teachers are the best group to disseminate information about the industry.
The program is hosted by the Center for Energy Education. The center provides teachers with curriculum and teaching materials, including rock samples, seismic logs, oil samples and maps.
Copyright 2006 Associated Press.