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Build a Model Solar Car Educator Workshop: The Junior Solar Sprint Experience

Join Southern Finger Lakes Area JSS in collaboration with NESEA on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Dewitt Middle School in Ithaca, NY for a spirited ride in solar education!

The Junior Solar Sprint workshop is designed to prepare teachers and non-formal educators in leading middle school kids through Junior Solar Sprint, a highly engaging and successful program where kids design, build and compete with model solar electric cars. Your young engineers will deepen their understanding about solar energy, math, physical science and craftsmanship. Teams can enter their cars in local design and race competitions with top winners invited to NESEA's annual northeast championship. At the workshop you will receive:

* A basic parts model solar car kit donated by Pitsco and hands-on building practice
* JSS educator resources including lesson plans and area event information
* A chance at door prizes including a model car solar panel
* Professional development points/credits for hours attending workshop

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch if you feel you need it.

Registration is required. To register, go to download a registration form.
Email completed form to or fax to 413-774-6053.
Questions, call Education Director, Arianna Grindrod @ 413-774-6051 x 21
or Science Educator/Workshop Presenter, Susan Reyes @ 413-774-6051 x27.

Southern Finger Lakes Area Coordinator Bob Walters will be presenting and on hand to connect with about this year's upcoming area event.

Want to take a test drive on the JSS experience? Click HERE to learn more about JSS. Check out the video too!

Junior Solar Spring is coordinated by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)and is sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).

Intended audience
Teachers, middle school
Date and time
2011-04-30 to 2011-04-05
Web link
State or Province

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