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Earth Friendly Fridays – “TEAM Off the Grid” 2017 National KidWind Champions
November 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TEAM Off the Grid,
The 2017 National KidWind Champions
Nov. 10, 2017 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00
KidWind team, Off the Grid, from Botetourt County, earned 1st place and the Judges’ Award in the high school division at the SW VA Regional KidWind Challenge in the spring of 2017. As a result, the team was invited to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Convention and National KidWind Challenge in Anaheim, CA, to compete with teams from all over the United States.
When teams participate, they discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology through an engineering design process. Fifty-six teams competed at the national level, and team Off the Grid earned first place in the high school division to become the country’s KidWind champions.
Beginning in November 2016, this team of five met weekly to learn more about renewable energy, and to design and engineer a small-scale wind turbine model. Their prototype ultimately set new records for energy production at all levels of the KidWind competition.
In cooperation with the Sierra Club. Social: 6:30pm, Program: 7:00pm