Waukesha County

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Engineering Alternative Energy for a Changing Climate*

Students will participate in programs with Retzer (1.5 hrs.) and the Planetarium (1 hr.).

Explore how energy from the earth can passively heat and cool buildings through geothermal systems, discover how solar energy is captured to create energy, and experience how the earth's interconnected systems shape our climate. See the planetarium show Dynamic Earth that explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system.

*This is a Community Connections, Impacts & Actions Collaborative Curriculum program hosted by Waukesha County. 

Standards: HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-5
Duration: 150 minutes
Fee: Yes
Location options: Retzer Nature Center, Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

Grade 9-12 program listing