Know any teachers, students, charter school folks or homeschoolers interested in hands-on learning? Tell them about our Solar Boat Regatta, which helps students learn about solar electricity, boat design and construction, fluid dynamics, wiring and teamwork.
It’s not too early to start planning for the 20th annual MRES Solar Regatta, which is slated for Saturday, May 19, at Lake Phelan in St. Paul. There are advantages to being an early bird: Entrants can borrow a solar panel from MRES on a first-come, first served basis. And a couple of early entrants can even borrow a boat on a first-com, first served basis.
In the regatta, entrants who’ve built or adapted boats powered by solar electricity compete in slalom, speed, endurance and solar-only races. In the past, entrants have competed in three classes: student, adult and experimental. MRES is considering adding two classes in 2012—one for college teams and one for manufactured boats.
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