Announcing the 2020 Virtual REcharge Academy! August 10th - 12th
Date and Time:
Monday, August 10, 2020, 9:30am to Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 3:00pm
Aug 10, 2020 – Aug 12, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Due to COVID19 related public health concerns, this year’s REcharge Academy from KidWind is moving online. Through a blend of synchronous and self-paced learning sessions held over three days, educators will explore renewable energy concepts and complete activities from the safety of their homes. At the conclusion of the Academy, educators will join the ranks of our vast REcharge Instructor network, committing to bringing renewable energy education to their home communities.
While there is a cost of $500 per participant to attend this virtual learning experience, each participant will receive a box of classroom renewable energy equipment, valued at $300, prior to the event. Please note that scholarships are available.
VIRTUAL RECHARGE ACADEMY GOALS:
EXPLORE the power grid as a complex system while considering the impacts of the electricity we use to power our society and the challenges we face as we increase renewable energy, EVs and storage into this system.
EXAMINE a variety of curricular tools and instruments to help students engage with critical questions and STEM concepts around wind and solar power.
EXPERIENCE how a wind turbine works and is repaired, how a wind farm is planned and constructed, how a solar panel works, and what it takes to bring clean power to our homes.
BUILD knowledge of how to use easily-accessible online resources, such as real-time power grid information, and integrate this data into inquiry oriented instruction.
GAIN a deeper understanding of the careers and opportunities in the rapidly changing clean energy industry.