The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon is a premier biennial event highlighting solar energy, other renewable energy sources, and energy efficiency. The event attracts more than 250,000 attendees and more than 750 million media impressions. I worked with DOE to design material for “Education Days” at the Solar Decathlon. These included Icons, t-shirts, banners, hats, signs, sunglasses, presentations, e-blasts, trifolds, and a map of the facility. I also designed a student guide which included facts about Solar Decathlon and a quiz the students could take.

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For “Education Days” More than 40,000 students and 134,000 teachers have participated in the Scholar Decathlon School Days.  Middle school students enjoyed all day field trips, including fun workshops highlighting solar and other renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation and touring Solar Decathlon houses. The goal was to make learning fun for middle school students and I think we succeeded.

(Credit: Photos by John De La Rosa/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

(Credit: Photos by John De La Rosa/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

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U.S. Senator from Colorado, Michael Bennett, (below) visits with middle school students during Education Days at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017.