The Recharge Academy is a four-day Academy in partnership with University of Rhode Island Coastal Resource Center, the GEMSnet Program, WINDWINRI, RealJobsRI and the North Kingstown RI Chamber. The Academy focuses on wind power, specifically the future of offshore wind. You can plan on packed days learning about the politics, technologies and economics of wind energy coupled with a range of engaging activities you can use with your students around wind energy. The last day includes a trip on the RI Fast Ferry to visit America’s first wind farm off of Block Island, RI. Scholarships are being announced on a rolling basis – it’s never to early to sign up! Read more about the program below or sign up on the Register page.
Now in its 11th year, the REcharge Academy is our flagship educator training program focused around renewable energy. The intensive training blends lectures from experts and tours of energy facilities with replicable hands-on K-12 lessons to give educators content as well as context. A REcharge Academy combines materials from REcharge Labs, WindWise, KidWind, NEED, WhiteBox Learning and Vernier, as well as many other materials we find applicable and useful in the classroom.