Sharp Solar Academy for Kids comes to the Historic Artchurch Studio (301 Whittington Avenue) in downtown Hot Springs, Saturday, October 2 from 1–3:30 p.m.
Sharp Solar Manufacturing Company, located in Memphis, Tennessee, began the Solar Academy for Kids a year ago as an educational outreach program to introduce children in grades 3 through 6 to the wonders of Solar Powered Electricity. This past May, Sharp Solar Manufacturing helped co-sponsor Hot Springs Earth Day Celebration, exhibiting Sharp Solar Panels for the first time in Arkansas.
Sharp Solar Academy is an interactive seminar that includes hands-on activities such as miniature solar-powered racing cars, robots, and mechanical bugs. Kate Collier, Sharp Solar’s Strategic Communications Manager, leads the class, presented to over 300 children to date, and has designed an interactive exhibit for the Children’s Museum of Memphis.
There will be a break from 2-2:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided. Class size is limited to 24 children, with a suggested donation of $5 to the Artchurch for use of the facilities.
This educational “Green” event is co-sponsored by Hot Springs Area Community Gardens.
To register your child for the class or find out more about Sharp Solar Academy for Kids, contact Denise Parkinson at (501) 802-1003 or visit the Artchurch website at www.artchurch.org.
Check out the Sharp Solar site at www.sharpsolaracademy.com.