PTA

Still Time to Join Gr. 4-8 Wind Turbine Program


The Wynantskill PTA has organized a 2020 KidWind Challenge for grades 4-8 students this year.

This free, afterschool program runs on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. starting Jan. 23.

Students will meet for 12 weeks designing and constructing small wind turbines for a competition on Apr. 24

If your child would be interested in the program and/or you would like to volunteer to help the PTA, please email Suada Garcia at garciais84@yahoo.com the following information.

  1. Name of student
  2. Grade
  3. Parent contact (Name, email & phone #)
  4. If interested in being a volunteer for this after school program

What is the KidWind Challenge?

The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on design competition that engages students in STEM through the lens of wind and solar energy. Student teams design and construct small wind turbines that they test, and then meet with a panel of judges to present their design process and demonstrate their contextual knowledge of renewable energy. Teams also engage in a variety of Instant Challenges to gauge their on the-spot teamwork and problem-solving skills. The KidWind Challenge is a team effort of teachers, students, engineers, and practitioners, all working to make wind energy education and other renewable energy education accessible in classrooms around the world. Additional information can be found on KidWind.org/Challenge

There is no cost to join the KidWind Challenge and GE will provide mentorship program if necessary.

Posted in District, Elementary School, Middle School.