Day Camp Wind & Solar workshops for kids

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Vancouver Museum's Making Tracks transportation event

Kids and parents had great fun under the Solar Roadshow tent at this outdoor festival commemorating advances in transportation. Future cars (model solar powered vehicles) and other solar devices were built by kids and parents. After building them, people raced their electric cars on the wooden table in the foreground.

Presented by Rob Matthies, contact (604) 7 3 9 - 7 7 1 7.

Photos of Perpetual Motion Inventors & Gadgeteers meet up at Ariel Cafe, Vancouver, BC

Some of Vancouver's amateur inventors at Ariel Cafe for the gadget nutz meet. Rob has a propeller on his forehead. The black bag is a makeshift, instant cyclist's rain-cape invented by Rob in a brainstorm during an unexpected rain shower.
Reed has a power device on his ring finger. He won it at the meeting.
Ron is firing (guess what it is) a device at Reed.
Ron is lighting a $5 24-LED 120V lightbulb seemingly in his ear. His shirt is a Mensa puzzle. Do you have the answer?

Photos of outdoor solar car workshops at North Vancouver Museum's Making Tracks transportation event

Kids and parents had great fun under the Solar Roadshow tent at this outdoor festival commemorating advances in transportation. Future cars (model solar powered vehicles) and other solar devices were built by kids and parents. After building them, people raced their electric cars on the wooden table in the foreground.

Presented by Rob Matthies, contact (604) 7 3 9 - 7 7 1 7.

Sustainable energy, sustainable transportation, sustainability in education is the subtle message from the Solar Power Roadshow's fun activities for schools, community centres, festivals, and even birthday parties and church fundraisers, in greater Vancouver and other BC municipalities, including Vancouver Island. Its non-formal and free form workshops allow kids from 6 to 76 to play with renewable energy devices and models, for a sustainable future world and post-carbon environment. Climate change is a growing problem that compels every community to learn more, and educate its members, about sustainability.