GATE Teachers Learn About Solar Energy

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Guam –  Bruce Best of the University of Guam conducted a solar energy workshop for GATE teachers at the Department of Education on August 18. Each teacher was given a kit that contained items to use for a lesson on solar energy.

[Caption: Bruce Best of UOG distributed solar energy kits to DOE GATE teachers on August 18]

“The solar energy kits were distributed to every GATE teacher to provide them with the tools they need to teach young children about solar energy,” said Best. “I also have solar kits and solar pumping systems for DOE kindergarten through fifth grade teachers. Soon we will be doing outreach presentations at each of the schools to increase awareness of how solar energy works.”

“I thank Bruce Best and UOG for setting up the demonstration and for the solar kits,” said Lorelei Nelson, GATE teacher. “My students will be excited about it.”

The solar energy kits were funded through a grant from the Office of Naval Research and the outreach effort is one of many planned under UOG’s Center for Island Sustainability.