Youth groups from summer programs across the area took part in the Kids Expo along with staff from Environmental ALI. The Energy efficiency crank was getting heavy use as it illustrated the 5 times more work needed to light an old incandescent vs an LED bulb.
Faces lit up with surprise each time a young person switched over to the easy generating LED. Families also took part in the Green Umbrella sponsored outdoor fair. Environmental ALI Director Ginny Frazier gathered contact information for follow up energy efficiency projects.
Students from Oyler School worked with architectural professionals on water quality and stormwater management at their Summer of STEM Green STEM Fair. The Fair provided 6 learning stations including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Oyler students will be participating in follow up Eco-mentoring workshops over the coming weeks. One student remarked, ‘Can I take that (fuel cell) car home with me?!’ The students eagerly gathered round to get involved in the hands-on learning.
Joi Sears conducted the Energy Efficiency electric generator
Thanks so much to our supporters, including, Duke Energy Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, PNC Charitable Trusts, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). OEPA also supplied green STEM career bingo cards. The Ohio State University Environmental Professionals Network provided green STEM career brochures.
Staff member Steve Schumacher worked with about 80 Evanston Academy students this week on fuel cell technology. Steve also facilitated discussions about environmental careers.
Many thanks to Solar Power and Light and Evanston Academy for hosting the event!
Steve Schumacher, Green STEM officer for Environmental ALI took part in a 6 week training program for community leaders presented by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. This was in preparation for beginning an environmental health emphasis within the programs of Environmental ALI. “Tremendous advances in health knowledge are being made due to extensive health information available to community organizations and citizens,” stated Schumacher. “Vulnerable populations and their advocates can work to change adverse health effects based upon this emerging knowledge.”
More details will be posted as program plans are completed.