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Published June 15, 2010, 05:50 PM

Energy is Blowing in the Wind

Several area teachers were the students today as they took part in a wind energy seminar at the University of North Dakota.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Several area teachers were the students today as they took part in a wind energy seminar at the University of North Dakota.

Presented by the Kidwind project they learned ways to teach their students about wind energy.

By using PVC pipes and wood or paper blades, participants saw first hand how changing variables can affect wind energy.

Kidwind founder Michael Arquin says it is the students who will benefit.

"What we're tying to do is make them smarter about wind energy and also bring things into the classroom like different activities they can use with their students," said Arquin. Crookston science teacher Brian Follette thinks getting kids interested in alternative energy now is a good investment.

"Alternative energies are obviously a very important part to our world and in this area especially we have a lot of wind so things that involve energy are good industries to be look at for the future."

The seminar was sponsored by the Dakota Resource Council and the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

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