Join Future Energy Systems’ Outreach Coordinator, Valerie Miller, in exploring “true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet” in Heroes of the Environment: Chapter 4 Bringing Solar Power to Indigenous Communities by Harriet Rohmer and illustrated by Julie McLaughlin (read with permission from Chronicle Books under their COVID guidelines). Through this book, we explore the story of Debby Tewa, a solar electrician from the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. Check out these extension activities to further explore:
Grade 3 and under https://www.futureenergysystems.ca/public/download/files/114211
Grades 4 to 6 https://www.futureenergysystems.ca/public/download/files/114205
Grade 7 and up https://www.futureenergysystems.ca/public/download/files/114208
Check out the related Future Energy Systems research: https://www.futureenergysystems.ca/news/post/there-s-more-than-enough-solar-power-to-meet-our-energy-needs-the-problem-is-storing-it
Heroes of the Environment is available at Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Heroes-Environment-Stories-Helping-Protect/dp/081186779X), Chapters (https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/heroes-of-the-environment-true/9780811867795-item.html?ikwid=science+books+for+kids&ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=3#algoliaQueryId=48bc34a637815ec40dcfeb23003f2a25) , Chronicle Books (https://www.chroniclebooks.com/products/heroes-of-the-environment) and many other sellers.
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