The Virginia Center for Wind Energy will host the Virginia Wind Festival on Saturday, March 16th
9am - 4pm at Thomas Harrison Middle School in Harrisonburg. The Festival will be an informal, fun day with lots of wind activities for kids and opportunities for the community to learn more about wind energy in Virginia and the region. Exhibits.
The goal of the Festival is to inform Virginia residents about the possibilities of wind energy, with a focus on the following:
•what wind turbines are and how they work;
•there are different scales of wind energy suitable for a range of uses;
•the Virginia Center for Wind Energy is a resource for credible wind energy information;
•anyone can help to advance the development of wind energy in Virginia;
•learning about wind energy is fun!
The 2013 KidWind Challenge will be featured during the Festival. This competition is a great example of how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education can be applied to real world issues, such as wind energy generation.
Teams of students from across the state will:
• construct wind turbines with the goal of generating the most power
•learn about the advantages and challenges of wind energy
• present their designs to a panel of judges who will award a score based on the students’design process, quality of construction, and knowledge of wind energy.
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