“Can’t wait to be a part of this festival again! Thank you for this amazing opportunity.” -Teacher in North York, Ontario
66 classes across Canada participated virtually in science and technology workshops as part of the Kids’ World of Energy Festival from May 9-20, 2022. This was the second online experience of the festival, which has been taking place in Toronto since 2008.
We doubled the class participation numbers from last year and had over 1800 students in attendance. Hundreds of elementary students learned about environmental and energy topics with Relay Education’s facilitators in online classrooms. The interactive workshops focused on renewable energy, energy conservation, water conservation and electrical safety which is a part of Relay’s mandate to educate youth about the science of energy. The educational content also focused on how energy affects the environments in which we live and play.
Grade 4/5s @mscderango and my Grade 7/8s @deSalesTCDSB were thrilled to see how the motion of the wind turbine generates power to light the bulb! #STEAMDAY @RelayEducation @TCDSB_STEAM pic.twitter.com/GrUZjfKqcu
— Romilla Martin Gomes (@TeachVocation) May 19, 2022
On May 9, Relay held a livestream launch event on Youtube to kick-off the festival and bring hundreds of students together. The event featured demonstrations using solar and wind technology and the opportunity for kids to interact live with the Relay team and one another.
Our students had so much fun building solar powered cars on Monday, then raced them outside. Thanks to Emily at Relay Education for teaching us how!! @NLESDCA @LaurenGregoryNL @Lutheriam @goodridge_mr1 @StephOBrien6 @RelayEducation #KidsEnergyFestival #STEMeducation pic.twitter.com/OYzaitsPdc
— Stella Maris Academy (@SMA_Mystic) May 18, 2022
The Kids’ World of Energy Festival has taken place annually since 2008, and due to COVID-19 is now an online event offered to schools across Canada. New this year, we included our Renewable Energy Design Challenge which all students took part in building model wind turbines or solar cars. The festival took place over two school weeks, including schools in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
MTMS students enjoyed participating in the Kids’ World of Energy Festival hosted by @RelayEducation. The online workshop featured a design challenge, where students learned about renewable energy and electricity while building wind turbines #KidsEnergyFestival #relayeducation pic.twitter.com/oPjgDo1SMP
— Mother Teresa Middle School (MTMS) (@MTMSRegina) May 17, 2022
1828 students in 29 schools across Canada participated in the 14th annual Kids’ World of Energy Festival. Since 2008, the festival has taught over 28,000 kids about how to help to protect our planet through hands-on education.
Map of the participating schools across Canada
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