KidWind teaches children about wind energy with a fun and hands-on approach


KidWind teaches children about wind energy with a fun and hands-on approach

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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is holding a free KidWind Challenge on April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is designed to have children of any age learn about wind energy  through wind turbine activities and even competitions where they can win prizes.
 
You can read up on the rules for the KidWind wind turbine design competition, and even submit your design online from anywhere in the world!
 
Michael Arquin is the Director and Founder of KidWind and wrote the following on the website:
 
“In the year 2000, when I was a middle school teacher in Monterey, California, I began to dream about how to inspire more teachers and students to learn about clean energy science and technology. I founded KidWind in 2002 out of my apartment basement. A decade later, this dream has blossomed into an international project that has trained over 7000 teachers and impacted more than 500,000 students. Our data shows that we have helped teachers and students build over 50,000 experimental wind turbines…. As I look forward to 2012, I hope our organization’s impact continues to grow as we lead the world to a more responsible energy future.”
 
For any educators who would like to teach the benefits of wind energy to their students, there is a teacher resources section of the KidWind website that has free downloadable curriculums and activities for classrooms and workshops.
 
It’s great to see organizations dedicated to teaching our children about wind energy, and renewable energy resources, to create a more sustainable and healthy future!
 

Posted By Sally on April 18, 2014 | 0 Comment

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