Visiting Educational Institutions in the South Slave Area

Posted 2014-02-11
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Category Community Visits

Last week, Steve Outlet, Arctic Energy Alliance’s (AEA’s) Program Coordinator, visited schools in Fort Providence and Fort Resolution. He visited the Junior High and High School Science classes to add a different perspective to their unit on Energy. The students enjoyed seeing the infrared camera that is a great tool for finding air leaks in building envelopes and measuring remote temperatures. Steve also demonstrated the bio light stove which is a great little one burner camp stove that also converts heat energy to electrical energy, for charging cell or satellite phones, by burning biomass.

In Fort Smith, Steve delivered an oil and a propane fired water heater to the Trades Program at Thebacha Campus of Aurora College to enhance training for students in plumbing and building maintenance trades. Steve spent time with apprenticeship classes in all the various disciplines in attendance at the time with special emphasis on the fourth year carpentry class. These discussions focused on changes to energy efficiency that are coming to their chosen professions that may provide opportunities for them as they are developed and become more mainstream.

The first picture shows an infrared image of the science class at Deh Gah School in Fort Providence and the second one shows the students from the Trades Program at Thebacha Campus of Aurora College.