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Natural History Museum offers renewable energy event

Mon, 02/10/2014

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum invites the public to shrug off the dreary winter weather and start thinking about sun, wind and water — and the energy they provide. The museum will offer Science Saturday: Renewable Energy from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the museum.

The event will feature several hands-on activities about renewable energy. There will be solar energy demonstrations that show how solar power works — and doesn’t — with different light sources, provided by Cromwell Solar. The Westar Energy Green Team will demonstrate wind energy and share how to make birdhouses from recycled utility poles. About 10 of the birdhouses will be given away during the event.

Plus, School of Engineering faculty and students will share examples of alternative fuel sources for automobiles.

The free event is a part of the museum’s Science Saturday monthly series for children and families. It is made possible by a support from Cromwell Solar.



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