Nebraska Solar Schools is piloting a new project: 100 Solar Energy Kits for 100 Nebraska Schools, made possible through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Nebraska Solar Schools is offering the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Solar Energy Kits to K-12 public and non-public schools throughout Nebraska as an incentive, a convenient and fun way to incorporate more solar energy education into their Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programs.
The initial focus of this pilot project is on public and non-public schools in Nebraska towns and cities that have developed or plan to develop solar projects, including rooftop solar, solar farms or other installations.
Solar communities provide educational opportunities such as classroom presentations and workshops, field trips and project development in collaboration with solar experts at local utilities, solar businesses, and community colleges that offer renewable energy training programs, for example.
All Nebraska K-12 schools are encouraged to participate in the Solar Energy Education & Development Program and to submit a request form for a NEED Solar Energy Kit. If sufficient interest is demonstrated to warrant expanding this pilot project, Nebraska Solar Schools will seek additional funding.
Teacher and student curriculum guides are available for free download and review at www.nebraskasolarschools.org.