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- College campuses with solar power plants-AASHE
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education publishes a list of tertiary education sites with solar power installed. Please use the e-mail on the page if your campus is not yet listed.
- Connecticut Science Center, Field Trip Resources
The Connecticut Science Center offers free pre-planning trips for teachers, greeters, live science demonstrations, traveling exhibits, lunch rooms, and exhibit trail guides to visiting groups who reserve in advance.
- CUBE the Center for Understanding the Built Environment
Architects and educators have created lesson plans for school groups to study their built environment. Many of the lessons would be great help to any field trip.
- Denver Federal Center Solar Park
This park in Denver, CO produces 1.6 million kWh of energy each year.
The public is welcome to come to the DFC at your convenience and experience a self-guided solar park tour with on site interpretive signs. That park is located off of North Avenue and Third Street, visible to those driving along 6th Avenue. The DFC is open to the public during the hours of 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Desert Research Institute - Renewable Energy Deployment and Display Facility
Part of our Field Trip Guide.
A showcase of sustainable materials, renewable resources, and efficiency. The REDD is also home to visiting undergraduate and graduate students researching renewable energy, engineering, and more.
- Dickerson Generating Station
Part of our Field Trip Guide.
- Dominion Energy - tours and information
Dominion Energy operates many power plants in the southern United States. This page lists contacts for planning tours of many of their plants.
- Energy Demonstration Center at Northwestern Michigan College
Energy Demonstration Center, at Northwestern Michigan College provides a variety of options for learners interested in energy-related topics:
Non-credit & continuing education classes including Solar PV, BPI, Wind Power. Renewable energy classes for those seeking academic credit or a degree/certificate.
The Energy Demonstration Center also hosts conferences, tours, exhibits, and facilitates partnership programs.
- Field Trip Guide at EnergyTeachers.org
Our guide to energy-related field trips across the USA. You can search by distance from a location, with built-in Google Maps, or by feature.
- Field Trip guide to LEGOLAND California
LEGOLAND California offers a section, for students grades 1-6, about renewable energy.
- Field Trip: COAL MINE
- Four Solaire in Sorède, France
Four Solaire hosts the reconstruction of Father Himalaya's 1900 solar cooker, an impressive array of cylindrical reflectors, said to be the first solar cooker.
- Howard County New Cut Road Landfill/Worthington Elementary School Solar Energy Project
A solar PV project that supplies the electricity needs of neighboring Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City, MD.
- Iowa Energy Center
The Iowa Energy Center supports economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being in Iowa through energy innovation, education, and entrepreneurship. They provide Iowans with reliable, objective information on energy and efficiency options.
There are two sites available for tours.
- Kettle Falls--Biomass electric generation station
An electric plant powered by steam from burning biomass (wood industry waste), in Kettle Falls, WA. Several school-groups of all ages have visited the plant in the past several years.
- Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), 765kV exhibition site
Part of our Field Trip Guide. Educational exhibits and sustainability features.
- Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - Tours
Tours of these labs, many dealing with energy science and engineering, are impressive and inspirational to students.
- Les Amis du Padre Himalaya de Sorede
The Friends of Father Himalaya of Sorède maintain a monument to the first solar cooker, in the eastern Pyrénées. This blog documents their activities since June, 2008.
L’objectif de ce Blog est d’informer les adhérents et les personnes intéressées à l’environnement et aux energies renouvelables dans le cadre du développement durable.
- Nature Is Everywhere: Powering the Planet: Renewable Energy, A Virtual Field Trip
A video field trip with accompanying teacher's guide, standards-alignment, and worksheets. A video visits exotic sites on Palmyra Atoll and in Mojave Desert, where wind and solar are harvested for power.
- Orpheum Children's Science Museum -- Groups
Field trips to Orpheum Children's Science Museum, in Champaign, IL, which, in 2010, includes an exhibit "Mission Smart Grid."
- Our Renewable Nation
One family will travel across the country, documenting their journey in a bio-fuel-powered car, hoping to inspire students and enthusiasts around the country. The family hopes to communicate with classrooms that track the journey. The web site includes many videos about renewable energy.
- Renewable Energy Online Field Trips
Penn State University Erie has created this field trip you can take anytime, including questions, video, bibliographic references, and sustainable living tips.
- REpowering Schools
An organization connecting schools and the renewable power industry to help develop skills for the future U.S. workforce.
REpowering Schools took custody of the Wind for Schools project started by the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, coordinating the installation of wind turbines at school for educational purposes.
- Science Near Me
Find science talks, fairs, exhibits, volunteering, research, conferences, etc.
Searchable by location.
- Target grants for educational field trips
The company Target offers up to $800 to 5000 schools each year for field trips. Registration closes in the early fall.
- techbridge girls field trip guide and other resources
techbridge girls provides an excellent guide to organizing and managing field trips, focused on making them great experiences for girl-oriented STEM groups.
- Texas Energy Museum
Petroleum centered information, offering tours to schools and youth groups.
- The Imaginarium
Part of our Field Trip Guide. The Imaginarium at I-Square in Rochester (Irondequoit area), New York showcases many clean-energy features, including wind and solar electricity, solar hot water, bicycle generators, and a ground source heat pump. Organized and customized tours are available, and the public is welcome from Tuesday to Saturday 9AM to 4PM.
- The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
In Albuquerque, NM, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the nation's only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today's uses of nuclear technology. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field's pioneers.
- Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative at James Madison U.
Field trips, classroom visits, activities, teacher workshops, and more about wind and renewable energy.
- Wind for Schools Portal
The Wind for Schools project, coordinated by REpowering Schools, collects and displays data from power-generating wind turbines installed at schools across USA. You can view a map of projects, download generation-data to analyze.
Teachers can access lesson plans, developed with KidWind and National Energy Education Development.