KidWind and Toyota Join Forces to Bring Renewable Energy Education to West Virginia

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Saint Paul, Minn. — The KidWind Project, an international leader in clean energy education, has joined forces with Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Toyota) to increase renewable energy education in West Virginia. Toyota has committed $50,000 for 2023 to expand renewable energy curriculum, specifically in Grant and Mineral counties in West Virginia.

“We are thrilled to work with Toyota and Clearway Energy Group to help bring more awareness about renewable energy to students and future wind energy employees in West Virginia,” said Michael Arquin, founder of KidWind. “This effort will support educators as they learn to incorporate renewable energy activities in their classrooms.”

Educators in West Virginia will have opportunities to participate in local professional development workshops. The workshops will include background on renewable energy and experience with curriculum and activities educators can use in the classroom to engage students in dynamic, hands-on learning. Educators will also have access to free materials through the program.

In addition, Toyota and KidWind are also making available several scholarships for educators to attend the 2023 REcharge Academy. In 2023, the flagship educator professional development program on renewable energy will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey from July 31-August 3.

Promotion and coordination of all these initiatives has been executed in partnership with locally-based Clearway representatives.

To apply for a scholarship to attend the 2023 Recharge Academy, and for more information about KidWind and its partnerships, visit www.kidwind.org.

About the KidWind Project:
The KidWind Project, an international leader in clean energy education, has been working with educators and students to integrate renewable energy into classrooms for over 15 years. Since 2004, KidWind has held more than 800 training events for more than 50,000 teachers all over the world. For more information about our trainings, challenges and curricular materials, visit www.kidwind.org.

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