Fun in the Sun: Exploring the Power of Solar Energy

Access to sources of clean, abundant, reliable energy influences all of us each and every day, as well as the communities, organizations, and individuals we serve as educators. It is essential that our youth understand energy systems and the basics of how energy influences our quality of life as individuals.  By training the next generation of employees to be STEM literate workers, through solar education, we increase the likelihood that solar energy will be used and introduced across Ohio1.  In 2015 OSU Extension piloted 5 experiential learning activities with 4-H youth ages 10-14 focused on identifying critical energy trends and an introduction to photovoltaic solar energy.  Click the link below to review a poster that describes how you can incorporate a photovoltaic solar activity into existing 4-H camps and after school programs.  Contact Eric Romich for more information at  


1  Educated and Equipped: Motivating Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Leaders. (2014, May 30)