Solar Schoolhouse Summer Institute for Educators 2009

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Teachers will learn how to fit these exercises into your curriculum, participants will walk away with practical knowledge that they can apply in their own lives. Integrating solar energy education into your curriculum can provide an element of excitement and hope for the future.

Educators attending this summer seminar will learn about the science and history of heating, cooling and powering our homes with the Sun. Participants will build solar cookers, model passive solar homes, solar electric cars/fountains, and conduct energy audits. We will visit a local organic diary& farm powered with alternative energy sources. In addition to learning the science of proper building design (e.g. thermodynamics, electricity, seasonal changes) and how to fit these exercises into your curriculum, participants will walk away with practical knowledge that they can apply in their own lives. Integrating solar energy education into your curriculum can provide an element of excitement and hope for the future.

Where: Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA
When: July 12-17, 2009
Who should attend?: Educators grades 3–12
CSUS Extension Credit available.
Description: Teachers attending this summer seminar will learn about the science and history of heating, cooling and
powering our homes with the Sun. Participants will build solar cookers, model passive solar homes, solar electric cars/fountains, and conduct energy audits. We will visit several local low-energy, solar buildings to see these designs in practice. In addition to learning the science of proper
building design (e.g. thermodynamics, electricity, seasonal changes) and how to fit these exercises into your curriculum, participants will walk away with practical knowledge (and solar equipment!) that they can apply in their own lives. Integrating solar energy education into your curriculum can provide an element of excitement and hope for the future.

Cost: $1200 includes instruction, lodging, food & materials. Sponsorships available.

Questions: Please contact Dena at 925-408-7208 or send inquiries to sie2009@rahus.org.

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