In 2005, Georgia’s EMCs, together with Green Power EMC, developed the SPARK Energy Education Program®, a multi-disciplinary program embracing energy production, conversion and efficient use. Today, SPARK’s primary focus is solar energy.
Now the largest solar education program in Georgia, SPARK provides participating schools with access to data from solar installations across the state and curriculum to study solar energy. To learn about how renewable energy systems perform, students apply analytic and research tools using data from these solar installations.
Biology, Life Science and Environmental Science
SPARK’s standards-based curriculum includes learning modules for middle and high school students, which can be integrated into participating schools’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to provide a unique, hands-on learning experience. To date, the program has more than 200 participating schools, trained approximately 650 teachers and reached more than 10,000 students across Georgia.
If you are a school administrator or teacher and would like more information about how to participate in the SPARK Program, contact your local EMC.
Or, for general program questions, contact Alan Shedd, SPARK Program Manager.