[April 6, 2013] Solar Discovery Faire. [Glendale Community College – Glendale, CA]
Scenes from the Solar Discovery Faire hosted by Solar Schoolhouse.  Student volunteers from Crescenta Valley High School CSF club, along with local teachers, helped make this a successful community event with over 400 attendees.  The event was sponsored by Glendale Water & Power.

[March 30, 2013] Community Solar Oven workshop in Sebastopol. [Analy High School – Makerspace]
Scenes from the workshop… The new design is lighter and includes a reflector that doubles as a lid.

[December 2012] Cool Tools for Learning. A lunchbox? A solar charger? A teaching device?
The Solar Schoolhouse has a learning tool that’s too cool.
Article in Home Power Magazine The Solar Schoolhouse’s Solar Power Lunchbox packs a little power punch that’s helping schoolkids learn about solar electricity. The lunchbox is the brainchild of the folks at the Solar Schoolhouse, a nonprofit program of The Rahus Institute in Sebastopol, California (solarschoolhouse.net). The program has hosted seminars and workshops to help educators teach solar concepts to students of all ages. The lunchbox kit is the latest teaching tool offered for $90 through the Schoolhouse’s catalog—which includes DIY solar projects like a PV cell classroom set and a solar fountain kit. “There is a growing interest at K-12 schools in learning about solar energy,…[READ MORE]

 

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[November 18, 2012] Teachers get bright ideas for lessons during solar workshop in Camarillo.
(Article in Ventura County Star) Twenty teachers from across Ventura County learned at a Saturday workshop about solar energy concepts they can bring to their classrooms to inspire students. Funded by a $10,000 grant from Edison International to the Sustainability Council of Ventura County, the workshop was offered for teacher professional development in the area of energy and the environment. It was held at Camarillo’s Conference and Educational Services Center. “In order to provide a great program for students, we have to provide the support for teachers,” said Debby West, the Oak Park Unified School District’s science enrichment specialist. “Edison International gets that.” Tor Allen, with Solar Schoolhouse, led the workshop, which included video and hands-on projects the teachers will bring back to their students. “We work with teachers to bring solar energy into….[READ MORE]

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