Today’s youngest citizens are growing up in a changing world as society shifts away from dirty fossil fuels toward clean, renewable sources of energy. Participants became environmental scientists studying renewable energy, explored the burgeoning clean energy industry in the region and collaborated on ways to bring this learning into our classrooms. We asked and answered: What kind of technologies will we need to transition to 100% clean energy sources by 2050?
We experimented with solar, hydroelectric, wind, and biomass technologies to understand how renewable sources can be used to produce clean energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Through hands-on, minds-on activities we learned how to generate alternative energy and applied our learning to our roles as teachers, learners, and citizen scientists. Together, we collaborated on ways to infuse engineering design into renewable energy projects with our students.
Partners: Flying Cloud Institute (Lead Institution), Trustees of Reservations, Center for EcoTechnology