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GWP Offers Free Solar Education Workshops to Glendale Educators

Post Date:10/30/2017 2:00 PM

Contact:
Atineh Haroutunian
Glendale Water & Power
(818) 548-3381
aharoutunian@glendaleca.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2017

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) through its Solar Schoolhouse program, is inviting Glendale educators to attend one or more upcoming solar workshops to learn more about teaching solar to their students:

  1. November 7th, Solar Ovens - participating educators (grades k-12) will learn the art and science of designing solar ovens and the magic of cooking with sunshine. Each participating school will receive a SunOven for their campus, along with curriculum for their classrooms. This session will be at Mountain Ave Elementary School from 3:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  2. November 8th, The Solar Preparedness Charger Workshop – Participating educators (grades 6-12) will learn how utilizing solar energy can provide power for communication, lighting, and emergency needs. Educators attending this workshop will receive a set of Solar Preparedness Charger kits for their classroom, a set of tools for building the chargers, and curriculum. This workshop will be held at Rosemont Middle School from 3:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

These workshops and classroom materials are FREE to all Glendale educators, though an RSVP is required due to limited space. Both workshops are scheduled for after the school day. To learn more and to register visit www.solarschoolhouse.org/glendalef17

The Solar Schoolhouse Glendale program is a GWP Public Benefit Program designed to help teachers and students learn about the benefits of renewable energy. The Glendale Solar Discovery Faire, open to the community, is scheduled for April 18, 2018, to be held at Rosemont Middle School.

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Glendale Water & Power is the City of Glendale’s utility which provides water to 33,744 customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 88,110 residential, commercial, and industrial customers.  www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com.  

Solar Schoolhouse Glendale – Solar Schoolhouse (SSh), a program of non-profit organization The Rahus Institute, works with educators to introduce K12 students to solar and renewable energy. Through a hands-on, project-based approach, students explore and experiment with solar energy, increasing energy literacy and are better prepared to become active participants in shaping a Clean Energy Future. In addition to educator workshops, Solar Schoolhouse organizes events in Glendale such as the annual Solar Discovery Faire.  Learn more at solarschoolhouse.org/Glendale.

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