Erika Schneider- Sundance - Conservation Education 1-23-2012
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  • 1. What are our kids learning about sustainability? Energy Education Outreach Green Monday - January 23, 2012
  • 2. Sundance Vision Sundance Power Systems is committed to participating in the healing of the planet and to creating a sustainable quality of life for humanity through the introduction of renewable energy into society at large.
  • 3. Why Sundance Does What We Do Data Source: Earth Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL) / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) http://co2now.org / The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is increasing at an accelerating rate from burning fossil fuels. Our best hope for reversing this trend is through the swift adoption of energy efficiency and clean energy technologies.
  • 4. Community Outreach Recognizing the importance of education in facilitating the integration of renewable energy technologies into our society, Sundance employs a full-time Outreach Coordinator for community engagement.  With a M.A. in Education and Sciences from Western Carolina University, Erika Schneider is a NC Certified 9-12 Science Teacher and has been trained in the National Energy Educators Development (NEED) curriculum.
  • 5. School Programming Upon request, energy education programs are held in the schools to support the grade levels standard course of study.
  • 6. The Solar Quest Station This interactive game uses an Energy Catch Ball to engage students in a wide variety of discussion points concerning energy and its impacts. It is ideal for Conservation Field Days and for kid’s activities at community events.
  • 7. Tours of Sundance’s Operations School groups will often come to our office to see our operations in Renewable Energy. This provides a great opportunity for career exposure.
  • 8. Mobile Array Events We power many community events and festivals, and kids enjoy interacting with kids in informal and fun settings with our mobile solar generator.