A regular component of Blue Planet's public outreach includes presentations to schools, businesses, and local organizations about Hawaii's energy situation, what's at stake, and why and how we can do something to ensure a sustainable energy future.
We do scores of presentations each year, and I asked our staff to share some pics and remarks to give everyone a sense of what we do out there in the community. Our project specialist David Aquino (aka Tamba) went to Nanakuli Intermediate and HS yesterday and spoke with 80-some 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
According to Tamba, "It was neat because the teacher had a mini wind turbine and solar panel lab set up, so the students could see firsthand the basics of how the technology works. It was a dead wind day so the students rigged the solar panel to spin the wind turbine!"