In 2011 NMSEA expanded its educational outreach efforts by creating a series of short audio clips called “SunTalks”. Written by Gary Vaughn and recorded by James Newton, these SunTalk episodes explore renewable energy related topics & ideas in an interesting & engaging way. SunTalks are a purely auditory learning experience – like listening to the radio or a short talk on a smart-phone or an i-Pod.
Each SunTalk is accompanied by a PDF text document which you can download & print & use to follow along with the recorded presentation. The SunTalk documents are written at an 8th grade reading level, but the ideas & concepts that are presented are designed to appeal to “students” of all ages.
In addition to building & deepening a student’s understanding of the basic principles of “Energy” in general, and Solar & Renewable Energy in particular, the SunTalk audio & written materials can be used for:
sharpening listening skills
sharpening reading skills
improving coordination between auditory & visual learning modes
SunTalk #1 Alternative Energy
SunTalk #2 Renewable Energy
SunTalk #3 Solar Panels
SunTalk #4 Seeing Sunshine
SunTalk #5 Feeling Sunshine