Renewable Energy in Action

Learn about renewable energy technology, your own sustainable energy consumption habits and how energy relates to ecosystem health and climate change. This STEM-focused program will get participants’ brains ticking as they experiment to generate their own micro-solar, water & wind power!

Program Overview

Availability

Year round

Location(s)

Millard Learning Centre

Recommended Grades

Grades 3-12

Curriculum Links

  • Principles of Energy 
  • Electricity, circuits and Ohm’s Law 
  • Solar, wind and water renewable energy technology 
  • Energy sustainability and climate change, nature-based solutions to climate change 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • 7- Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 – Climate Action
  • 15 – Life on Land

Program Highlights

Principles of Energy

Put your pedal to the metal and learn about energy conservation and transformations. Power an electrical disco laser-light show with pedal power alone in our “Generation Station” energy bike shed.

Ohmmmm’s Law

Resistors, transistors and capacitors – “Ohm” my! Build your own electrical circuits, discover how electricity is regulated by resistance, voltage and current, and learn how to measure electrical data with a multimeter.

The Power of the Sun

Race solar cars, generate electricity from solar panels and build a solar S’more oven as you harness the power of electromagnetic radiation.

The Power of Wind & Water

Collaborate with others to build and test the most powerful and efficient wind turbine in a STEM-design challenge. Get busy as a beaver down at Chrystal Creek and build your own hydro dams to power small water turbines.

Nature, Energy & Climate

What is the future of energy in a world facing a climate crisis and how can nature lend us a hand? See how long you can sustain humanity’s present day fossil-fuel focused energy production and Earth’s delicate Carbon cycle through Jenga and slackline balancing games. Empower youth with mindfulness of their own energy consumption habits and with the knowledge of climate-forward, nature-based energy solutions.

Take Home Materials

Take home the solar S’more oven you make. A free digital Renewable Energy Resource Package for teachers and students is available for download below.

Prices

Costs per group for day and overnight programs

FAQs

How to get here, what to bring, how to prepare

Bursaries

We can offer financial help to groups in need

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Testimonials

This program was a great follow up to the electricity curriculum and energy transformations in Grade 9-10 science.

– Heather Coey, Reynolds Secondary School Teacher

I think I’m going to try to convince my parents to get solar panels

– Saryn, Age 16

I liked learning about other ways we can make energy and save the planet earth

– Tavin, Age 14

[I learned that] There is Energy in EVERYTHING

– Seb Age 11

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