Teachers get bright ideas for lessons during solar workshop in Camarillo

[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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Solar Fair Harnesses young minds – Glendale 2012

[May 12, 2012] Solar Fair Harnesses young minds
Article in Glendale News Press featuring a Solar Discovery Faire & Family Sized Solar Oven Workshop organized by Rahus/Solar Schoolhouse. Held in Glendale at Keppel Elementary School on May 12th, 2012. Eleven families teamed up to build Solar Ovens that will cook at 250-300F with ability to cook just about anything, with sunshine as fuel. Teachers and students hosted various activities including: build a solar powered whirlyygig, solar fountain building, solar electric experimentation, solar baked clay medallions, solar etching and more. Several vendors and Glendale Water & Power had information about solar for homes.

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