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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

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May 15, 2014 Solar (Sunsense) Workshop for Teachers Lealman Intermediate School
4900 28th Street
St. Petersburg, FL  33714

 

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. All participants receive materials and have access to hands-on equipment for use in their classrooms. In service credits are available.
Picture of student generating hydrogen on their race car.Hands-on-Hydrogen Workshop
The HoH program challenges students to design, build and race model-sized, fuel cell-powered vehicles. Learn strategies that veteran HoH teachers and mentors have used over the years to create winning fuel cell vehicles. All participants receive materials and have access to hands-on equipment for use in their classrooms. 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 six hour 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 and each participant receives a $50 stipend. Lunch is provided.
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.