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The Florida Solar Energy Center offers opportunities for teachers to explore renewable energy and environmental topics through hands-on learning. Offerings range from one-day workshops to intensive two-week institutes.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Date
Topic (click to register)
Location
Jan. 24, 2015 Energy Innovations workshop FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Feb. 7, 2015 Solar Cooking workshop FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Mar. 7, 2015 Hydrogen Challenge workshop FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

 

Workshops

Students racing model solar cars.Junior Solar Sprint
The Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a program that challenges students to design, build and race model-sized, solar-powered vehicles. Learn strategies that veteran JSS teachers and mentors have used over the years to create winning teams. In service credits are available.
Picture of student generating hydrogen on their race car.Hydrogen Challenge workshop
This workshop is offered for teachers who wish to implement the Hydrogen Challenge competition in their curriculum.   Fuel cells, energy transfers, Rube-Goldberg type machines, and techniques to inspire hands-on learning will be explored. In service credits are available.
Hydrogen storage tank and the Kennedy Space Center.Our Hydrogen Future
Our Hydrogen Future covers the historical aspects of hydrogen, safety, basic properties and emerging technologies. Facilitators model an inquiry-based approach to learning. All participants receive materials and access to hands-on equipment for use in their classrooms. In service credits are available.
Picture of a teacher and a student using a solar cooker.Solar Cooker workshop
This workshop sponsored by Bright House Networks provides teachers with hands-on experiences and tools to implement solar cooker design projects in their own classrooms. Workshops attendance is limited to two teachers per school. In service credits are available.
Picture of a photovoltaic array at a school.SunSmart
Would you like to bring the science of solar energy into your classroom? Explore the basics of photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies through hands-on learning during this workshop. In service credits are available.
Picture of a student project involving PV.Energy Innovations
This workshop is offered for teachers who wish to implement full scale photovoltaic design and construction projects in their curriculum.  Topics include DC electric fundamentals, multi-meter usage, electrical safety, and photovoltaics in the classroom. In service credits are available.