Make Solar Decathlon on the National Mall Part of Your School’s Summer Program

DC-Area Middle Schools and Summer Programs are invited to “Solar Decathlon Education Days”

Attention teachers and administrators: Do you have students interested in STEM? Solar Decathlon Education Days, presented by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with D+R International, is a one-of-a-kind event for students to learn about sustainable energy use and building science.

This summer, Solar Decathlon is returning to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative homes powered by renewable energy. These homes are exhibited on the National Mall and open to the public to visit.

During the Education Days on June 24, June 25, June 30, July 1, and July 2, middle school and summer programs may participate in all-day field trips that include visiting the Solar Decathlon homes and interacting with the students who designed and built them. There will be workshops and time for lunch. Students, teachers, and chaperones will also have the opportunity to win prizes.

Best of all, grants will be available to help offset the costs of all-day field trips. More details on funding opportunities will be announced. 

Solar Decathlon has established a worldwide reputation as a successful educational program and workforce development opportunity for thousands of students. More than 40,000 students and 3,400 teachers participated in “Education Days” related events.

To learn more about the event, grant opportunities or to schedule your field trip, please contact us by filling out the form below.


Solar Decathlon Education Days

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