Henrietta Lacks Health & Bioscience High School
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The Evergreen School District (ESD) has fully adopted and embraced sustainability throughout their campuses.
As a Renewable School, Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 11-kilowatt PV system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Energy monitoring provided to the school has connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes.
In 2013, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website. To optimize integration of renewable energy science and technology content, every aspect of the support provided by Solar 4R Schools was customized to fit the unique focus of the school community, including topics covered in the teacher training as well as our recommendations for activities and science kit materials to make integration of this new content as efficient as possible.
A touchscreen kiosk located within the facility allows school visitors, parents, students and teachers to interact with the system's live performance data while learning about the science and benefits of renewable energy.