Robinson students toured the Puget Sound Energy Wild Horses Wind & Solar Facility, a renewable energy enter in without even setting foot in it.
Yesterday, a group of Seniors from the Environmental and Society class participated in a Skype virtual field trip from 12:00 pm to 12:55 pm. Mikaela Nickolds, an anthropology major at Ellensburg’s Central Washington University, enthusiastically took Robinson students on the tour and shared his knowledge by teaching our students about alternative, renewable energy sources.
Hurricane María hit a month ago and 90% of the island is still without electricity. The lack of power in Puerto Rico makes vital tasks difficult – from refrigerating food and important medications (like insulin) to running oxygen tanks. Even simple daily activities, like running a fan to keep mosquitos away and get some relief from the tropical heat, become luxuries. Robinson students applied the experience of having no electricity in Puerto Rico to their virtual visit with the Puget Sound Wind & Solar Facility. This activity was part of a problem-based learning activity with Upper School Environmental Systems and Societies teacher, Mrs. Ángeles Fernández.
Post-María Puerto Rico – A View from Space
Students had to analyze the current situation, consider different energy solutions and determine whether or not they are applicable in Puerto Rico. #TheRobinsonWay is always looking forward and renewable energy is the future! Adversity leads to innovation. After all, “necessity is the mother of invention.”