POWER UP: SOLAR PANELS

Did you know that your recycling could generate renewable energy? In this special workshop, we will learn all about sustainability by constructing a real solar panel made almost entirely out of empty aluminum cans! During this workshop we will also take a field trip to the SIMS recycling plant to see what Brooklyn is doing to make the city greener.

Once we construct our “heat collector”, we will install it on the roof of Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn where it will act as both an exhibit and a way to heat the gallery during the winter months.

Your child will experience both the science and the art of building as well as the satisfaction of helping the environment and seeing their creation put to use!

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Example of homemade solar panel

(Update: this workshop is currently sold out)