So much is happening in our schools, we have to blog about it!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
MPUSD solar suitcase builders graduate
MPUSD students who participated in the solar suitcase project had a "graduation" ceremony on May 20 at Spanish Bay, courtesy of the Pebble Beach Co.
"We had a good turnout with many students and parents who participated in the project," writes Alan Jensen, the teacher-coordinator for the program. The highlight of the evening was that Dr. Laura Stachel who started We Care Solar gave a very inspirational and motivational speech. She talked about visiting Africa and seeing that women were dying because they couldn't get adequate maternal care because of the lack of electricity."
Jensen learned about We Care Solar at a conference in Denver, and decided his students would benefit from participating in a project like this. The group built two solar suitcases that have already found homes in Africa.
"We used them as our inspiration for this project," Jensen writes. "For the students to actually meet and hear the story by this incredible woman is something they will remember the rest of their lives. I just saw that the students are pictured with Dr. Laura on the We Care Solar facebook page."