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Cultivating Sustainable Futures in the Sonoran Desert: Youth citizen scientists test agrivoltaics at local schools

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Sonoran Photovoltaics Laboratory (SPV Lab), a growing citizen science project for
organizing authentic science with a network of K-12 schools, research institutions, and
community organizations across the Sonoran Desert region of Arizona, U.S. This NSF-funded
network explores how coupling solar energy production with agriculture could address issues
such as inequitable access to healthy foods and clean renewable energy in our local
neighborhoods.

*** K-12 students and teachers explore symbiosis between plants and solar panels. ***

Students maintain twin garden beds on their school campuses, one shaded by solar panels and
the other fully exposed. Working in collaboration with scientists and engineers, they monitor
garden features like soil moisture, air temperature, and plant leaf size as well as the efficiency
and power of solar panels in order to test an innovative approach to growing plants and
generating power.

Join us to hear about this program from local youth scholars engaged in this
citizen science project. Find out how you can support their work!

https://asu.zoom.us/j/3354482271

Jan 26, 2024

From 15:00 to 16:00 - UTC

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Speakers

Michelle Jordan

Associate Professor, Arizona State University - Marie Lou Fulton Teachers College

Michelle Jordan

Sustainable Development Goals

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