Resources for Educators
Need for Energy Education in our Schools
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 18 percent of US high school seniors are proficient in science and a mere 5 percent of current US college graduates earn science, engineering, or technology degrees. In order for kids today to be able to solve the growing energy crisis they will inherit as adults, we must improve the scientific and technical literacy through education and exposure to fields in renewable energy.
Solar Oregon works to create a new generation of informed citizens about energy issues by teaching kids about energy consumption and renewable energy technologies. It aims to instill a new level of knowledge about renewable energy among the next generation of energy consumers and excite kids about energy technology as a career.