The Tape and Scissors Project, as part of the Stanford Solar and Wind Energy Project, participated in the 9th annual Sustainable Design Expo held by the US Environmental Protection Agency. At two day expo, held on the National Mall in Washington DC, Tape and Scissors team members demonstrated the five renewable energy related lesson plans and hands on kits they created over the previous two years with financial assistance from a Phase 2 "P3" grant awarded in 2011 by the EPA. Participation in the expo succeeded in advancing the Stanford brand as a leader in sustainability as well as generating positive interest in renewable energy education. The Tape and Scissors Project hopes to capitalize on the connections developed at the expo and continue to disseminate their curriculum and materials to classrooms across the state of California as well as the nation.
Interested in education? What about hands-on experience with clean energy? The Stanford Wind Energy Project is looking for help bringing renewable energy and energy efficiency education to students and communities in the Salinas Valley!
We’re partnering with an entrepreneur in Palo Alto and the schools in the Soledad School District to teach young students about the importance of saving energy, and to show how clean energy can help schools save money. And we’re working with local high schools to teach skills for the emerging green economy. Soledad is a low-income district that otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to include renewable energy and efficiency in their curriculum. Your presence could make all the difference.
We’re particularly interested in students who are passionate about education to help shape our curriculum and work with K-12 students. Familiarity with Spanish is also very helpful. If you’re interested, send an email to Mariana Brito at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Thomas at email@example.com.
Below, SWEP members Emily Thomas, Mariana de Brito, Lindsay Willman, and Peter McDonough participated in the 9th annual Sustainable Design Expo held by the US Environmental Protection Agency on April 24, 2013.
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