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Solar Energy teacher training

October 22, 2013 · 4:29 PM

Teachers with their spectroscopes. / Contributed photo

Fifteen local educators from Orcas, Waldron and Friday Harbor participated in a solar energy teacher training this past weekend.

The teacher workshop was led by renewable energy curriculum expert Emily Barrett of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and was offered as part of the Orcas Montessori School’s solar energy and education project, which is supported by BEF, OPALCO and community members.

In addition to learning about the basics of energy, solar power and next generation science standards for elementary students, workshop participants completed multiple hands-on activities including the construction of spectroscopes, solar ovens and solar cars.

For more info on the Orcas Montessori School’s renewable school efforts, visit www.orcasmontessori.org.


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