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She implements the AK EnergySmart and Wind for Schools curriculum.
"The opportunity with wind for schools is not only to educate tomorrow's leaders about energy and the environment, but also to gain real savings that can translate to teacher positions, arts programs, facility improvements, and even other renewable energy projects," noted Michael J.
The curriculum is under development but is being modeled after the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind for Schools program.
Wind for Schools is installing small wind turbines at rural elementary and secondary schools and helping to develop K-12 curriculum for local schools.
Department of Energy's Wind for Schools program, which brings turbines to rural schools.
states have at least one school with a wind turbine through Wind for Schools and similar programs.
Just two years ago, wind energy provided less than 1 percent of the country's electricity, but by 2030, it's expected to provide 20 percent, according to Colorado Wind for Schools.
"Absolutely," says Dan Nagengast, the Kansas facilitator of the Wind for Schools project, a federal pilot program that's helping to install wind turbines in five Great Plains states.
Department of Energy's (DOE's) Wind Powering America program (based at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) sponsors the Wind for Schools Project to raise awareness in rural America about the benefits of wind energy while simultaneously educating college seniors regarding wind energy applications.
The Kodiak Island School District installed the state's seventh school-based wind turbine as part of the Wind for Schools program.
To tap into this energy source, five school districts in the Sunflower State are erecting wind turbines this spring to kick off the new Kansas Wind for Schools program.
Toward the center's goal of developing additional workforce opportunities and training, its Alaska Wind for Schools Program, formed in partnership with the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, is designed to pique students' curiosity about innovations in energy technology by "bringing in schools on the Railbelt and rural Alaska and getting them excited about wind and wind energy technology," says Meyers.