Today with the finiteness of our resources more obvious than ever, it’s imperative to understand our energy usage – how we make it, store it, use it and how we can conserve it.
The students learnt all about renewables, made vegetable batteries and worked with gadgets powered by ‘clean sources’ of energy. They measured the outputs given by solar panels in different conditions to understand how their E-Base works.
Potato batteries were quite a hit with the students and they understood the different sources of energy humans have at their disposal.
Questions ranging from the benefits of solar energy to the usage of solar energy with examples of products that use solar (lanterns, torches, home lighting systems, etc); the kids compared the usage of non renewable sources of energy with renewable sources of energy to individually recognize the impact of energy consumption.
(We started our program of workshops for the students of the forest villages of Tikadi, Paraspani and Sarrah July, 2013. With immense support from the Pench Tiger Reserve staff, we now reach out to over 200 students. Since the students who live more than 30 kilometres away from the E-Base in Turia couldn’t reach us, we decided to reach them. With modified versions of our workshops and carrying all our materials and equipment, we travel close to 19 kilometres through the tiger reserve to meet the students. The eager faces and shy giggles on experiencing our workshops have made it worth the travelling and long days.
Follow us virtually as we travel in a Bolero full to the roof with globes, charts, science experiment materials and the likes to bring to these students the best from the E-Base.)