SunChaser Educational Program
Originally conceived as a van full of solar educational activities and displays:
but later implemented for practical reasons as a trailer full of solar educational activities and displays,
the SunChaser program has definitely been NMSEA's most ambitious education program.
NMSEA's two SunChaser units are still on the road, but now, in an effort to reach a much larger number of students, the program has evolved towards a new approach: Portable kits that actually have better exhibits are much easier to move and maintain, and which can be duplicated in communities all across New Mexico.
ENERGY PATHWAYS CURRICULUM
During a visit, students are led through our specially designed Energy Pathways Curriculum to convey a solid overview of both renewable and nonrenewable energy concepts, with a deep understanding of how both types of energy ultimately depend on the Sun. Other curricular materials, including several energy primers and projects are also available for free on this website.
Larger and smaller donations are accepted, of course!
You can also help us with grant writing and making personal contacts for potential equipment sponsors. Some examples include vehicle manufacturers, car dealers, computer companies, construction trade people, and, of course, solar equipment manufacturers.
If you have an interest in volunteering your time to make contacts, write letters, or build solar aspects of the Sun Chaser 2, please contact NMSEA