This week SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program hosted its sixth Solar Lab Days for Delta County 8th grade students. Due to weather 3 of the 4 middle schools were able to participate. Over two days 160 students spent the day at SEI’s campus rotating through hands-on energy labs which included lessons and activities in energy efficiency, climate change, solar site analysis, testing properties of a photovoltaic cell, solar art, green building design, and an electric car demonstration.

SEI’s Solar In the Schools (SIS) outreach program reaches out to K-12 students through classroom presentations, teacher trainings, solar lab days, a high school online course paired with lab instruction, a lending library of energy-teaching equipment and a free online renewable energy course. Solar In the Schools has now reached more than 15,000 students and teachers in Western Colorado.  For more information about SEI’s Solar In the Schools click here or contact [email protected].