Education & Outreach
School Power … NaturallySM (NYSERDA)
The School Power…Naturally program is an innovative program from the New York State
Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) that is designed to educate
New Yorkers about energy, and, in particular, the role solar electric power – photovoltaics,
or PV – can play in providing clean energy for our homes, schools and workplaces.
IAGT is working with NYSERDA, Hannibal School District and ESRI to expand the School
Power…Naturally program by using geospatial technologies to create statewide and
regional educational activities that will help students understand solar and wind
energies as power producers.
Geospatially-enabled energy lessons will be developed that utilize photovoltaic
and wind power data collected from schools in the School Power…Naturally
and other geospatial datasets along with GIS software to allow teachers to cover
concepts of solar and wind energies as continuous phenomena. The lessons developed
will focus on the environmental and human characteristics influencing and impacting
wind power and power produced through photovoltaic cells.
Upon completion of the geospatially-enabled energy educational activities, regional
workshops will be conducted across New York State to provide instruction for teachers
to understand geospatial technologies and their use in the classroom as well as
explore the lessons developed in this project.
School Power…Naturally: www.powernaturally.org/programs/SchoolPowerNaturally/default.asp?i=9