Jason Lee Elementary School
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Through generous funding by ecological charity concert series Ecopalooza; Gunderson, a Greenbrier Company; and Pacific Power's Blue Sky renewable energy program, Jason Lee School in Portland, Oregon can now bring renewable energy topics to life in their classrooms. As a Renewable School, Jason Lee Elementary School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 3.08-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool.
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 allowed 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.