Episode 408: Inventive Teens

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 19, 2012 - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, July 22, 2013 - Sunday, July 28, 2013

Over 70% of the Earth is covered with water...and sunlight is abundant! In this episode Eco Company found a San Jose, CA, high school whose student Invention Team has an idea to combine the two to create a new kind of renewal power! They got a grant from the Lemelson-MIT Foundation to build a prototype to prove their theory. We paid them a visit to see what it is all about.

Then it's on to Goodwin Technical High School in Connecticut where students are getting prepared for green jobs! They're gaining valuable experience by constructing a green building from the ground up including solar panels that provide the electrical power! These guys are getting great hands-on experience and many will have jobs waiting when they graduate.

Then is on to Menlo Park, CA, and an amazing school that is doing it right when it comes to helping the planet. Sacred Heart Preparatory in not has a large student operated organic garden, but they boast a brand new, LEED Platinum-rated science and multi-use building with state-of-the-art resource monitoring. Here you will find sustainability both inside and out the classroom.

Finally we find a high school class testing the waters...we mean really testing the waters...of local lakes & streams. They take their class outdoors to conduct tests on the water in a local pond that eventually flows into the ocean. Making sure the watershed is safe for wildlife as well as a safe source for drinking water is what it's all about.