Guam – Ahead of EARTH DAY 2012 next week, Senator Sam Mabini presented students at Southern High School with a windmill renewable energy kit.
In a release Mabini said she wanted to present the students with a token of appreciation “because of the active participation of Southern High School NHS students during the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Summit last February.”
The release quotes the Senator as saying ““the windmill kit will be adopted into the Physical Science course of Ms. Rose Castro” and she hopes “the kit should help kick-start more awareness of education and careers in renewable energy.”
[Senator Mabini, SHS Principal James Petite, GGC Counselor Gary Hartz, SHS Teacher Rose Castro, with her Southern High School 1st period Physical Science Class and SHS NHS members]
READ Senator Mabini’s release in FULL below:
Senator Mabini presents Southern High School students with renewable energy kit
HAGATNA, Guam —As a lead into the Guahan Earth Day 2012 celebrations, Senator Sam Mabini presented this morning to students at Southern High School (SHS) a “KidWind” windmill renewable energy kit. Because of the active participation of Southern High School NHS students during the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Summit last February, Senator Mabini wanted to present the kit as a token of appreciation.
“I believe the kit should help kick-start more awareness of education and careers in renewable energy,” says Senator Mabini, “the windmill kit will be adopted into the Physical Science course of Ms. Rose Castro.”
Senator Mabini encouraged Principal James Petite, Ms. Rose Castro, and GCC Careeer Counselor Gary Hartz to work with other teachers to develop curriculum projects that bring class work to life—related to the real world. One model to develop is through the Kidwind Project.
“The KidWind Project is a team of teachers, engineers and scientist committed to innovative energy education. Thousands of teachers each year are trained using WindWise education. Teacher trainings are in partnership with developers, wind turbine manufacturers, state agencies, school, universities, museums and environmental organizations. These kits are designed for students to experiment in wind, solar and hydrogen energy. All the kits are designed to use green materials and be experimentally rich, affordable and durable.”
“Our island is a prime for the development of hands-on renewable energy learning, and students were clearly excited to start their KidWind project. I believe we all are acutely aware of the need to be more conscious about the meaning of sustainability on Guam. This includes helping to instill in our youth the importance of sustainability and renewable energy, and what it means for them in the future—like college programs and careers. What better way to educate our youth than to have them engaged in an activity that is not only fun, but highly educational and can lead to successful careers in renewable energy,” says Senator Mabini.
Special thanks to SHS Principal James Petite, Physical Science Teacher Rose Castro, GCC Career & Technical Education Counselor Gary Hartz and most especially the students of Southern High School.