Chicago Wind Council to Meet April 11 at Prairie State College

The United States has the capacity to lead the world in renewable energy generation, with wind power being one of the most promising sources.  But to do so, we must build a foundation of informed public support and educate a workforce to “design, build, operate, maintain, and advance wind power equipment and technology” (US Department of Energy, “20% Wind Energy by 2030,” July 2008).

Chicago Southland Wind Council UPDATEDCHICAGO HEIGHTS—(ENEWSPF)—February 25, 2014. The Chicago Wind Council (CWC) will meet on Friday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights. The meeting will be held in the Heritage Room in the BCEC building.

The guest presenter will be Ms. Asia Ward of The KidWind Project (KidWind Outreach and Product Specialist). 

Since its founding in 2003, KidWind has impacted 600,000 students through classroom curriculum, KidWind Challenges, teacher workshops, and more.  They believe that working with teachers creates long-lasting change at the community level through the students they engage daily.

During the KidWind presentation, you will learn about their various educational programs, and participate in a hands-on activity called “The Instant Blade Challenge.”  During the Challenge, teams will design and build blades in order to generate the most electricity from our tabletop turbines.   The Challenge is a quick sample demonstration on how KidWind engages students around the world using wind education as a lens to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Seating is limited and we are expecting a big crowd so reserve your spot today! RSVP at [email protected]

For additional information about the Chicago Wind Council, visit: www.chicagolandwindcouncil.com