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Illinois KidWind Training and KidWind Challenge


This 6-hour, hands-on workshop engages 4th-12th grade educators in meaningful exploration of wind technologies, careers, and connections to real NASA projects exploring wind energy on other planets. Participants will design a wind turbine for the Red Planet in the Challenger Learning Center’s Discovery Lab.

Participants will also get a tour of the energy program at Heartland CC where they train student to be wind techs, solar installers and EV technicians.

Upon completion of the day’s experiences, teachers will receive 5 CEU credits, reimbursement for mileage and substitute teacher costs, and over $100 in STEM equipment for use in their own classroom.

Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, Illinois

Food will be provided.

Join a team of educators helping students creatively explore the science, technology and implications of a world powered by renewable energy using KidWind’s sustainability design and build competition curriculum, which is aligned with NGSS standards.

Intended audience
Teachers, gr. 4-12
Date and time
08:30 AM to 04:00 PM, 2023-02-23
Web link
State or Province

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