U.S. Department of Energy
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Energy is largely taken for granted within our society, but that perception is changing as the economic and environmental impacts of our current energy structure are more widely understood. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Powering America program sponsors the Wind for Schools Project to raise awareness in rural America about the benefits of wind energy while simultaneously developing a wind energy knowledge base in the United States to educate future leaders of our communities, states, and nation about the importance of renewable energy.
The three primary project goals of the Wind for Schools Project are to:
• Engage rural school teachers and students in wind energy education
• Equip college students in wind energy applications and education to provide interested and equipped engineers for the growing U.S. wind industry
• Introduce wind energy to rural communities, initiating a discussion of wind energy’s benefits and challenges.
Renewable energy education; Wind energy education; Wind turbines
Oil, Gas, and Energy | Science and Mathematics Education
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wind for schools: A wind powering America project.
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