This Saturday, October 6th, Walnut Elementary Education Center, in partnership with the City of Turlock, will be holding their annual Energy Faire, located at 4219 N. Walnut Avenue, in Turlock. The event is free and open to the public.
Walnut Elementary School teachers and students will lead hands on activities for the public to participate in from 10am to 2pm. The community will also have the opportunity to engage in various activities including trying building windmills with K’Nex, racing solar cars, try experiment with solar powered electronics, creating solar art work, learning about recycling, and much more.
The newest activity for the event is a solar oven competition in which students are building solar ovens at home, and will bring their solar ovens to campus for a cookie baking competition in the school quad area.
“We are hoping for lots of ingenious cookies and their ovens!” stated Walnut Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Bret Sutterley.
The event will also feature vendors who will be showcasing energy efficient products for personal or home use.
Pitman High School will also be holding an E-Waste Recycling event on the same day, Saturday, October 6th, from 8am to 1pm, located at 2525 West Christoffersen Parkway. The event is being put on the by the Pitman High School Band and Color Guard.
Also this month, on Friday, October 12th, 5th graders from Brown, Medeiros, and Dennis Earl will be on the Walnut Campus to learn about energy and electricity from their Discovery counterparts. Turlock Irrigation District will also be on the campus that day to demonstrate how power poles are put up, and energy safety.
For more information on the Energy Faire at Walnut Elementary School, visit the Walnut Elementary website or watch this video, http://www.schooltube.com/video/8d452ca1bd9347159f58.