Wednesday, March 3, 2010

And so(lar), it goes!

Question: Where are the coolest solar and electric cars being built in the Hudson Valley?

BZZZZ: Sorry, you're wrong. Not in some big manufacturing facility up or down Valley.

Correct Answer: They're made at the Newburgh Free Academy, by the NFA Solar Racing Team under the guidance of teacher and Advisor Christopher W. Eachus.

Question: Where can you see those cars up close and personal?

You know the answer to this, right?
Correct! On April 24th and 25th, only at the Hudson Valley 40th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration!

Yup. Built by high schoolers, raced by those teenagers, and explained to you, by those same young people. This is a don't-miss-it opportunity to be dazzled. These are A-mazing kids, who are smart, articulate and ready to show the Hudson Valley their work. I've met some of them before, but when I last saw the group, they only had room to display one of their solar cars. This time, they'll be bringing a number of them, and electric cars and racers, too.

We hope to be able to have the group run the cars, not just display them.
Of course, that requires a sunny weekend!
(For those of you who go back that far, think the Woodstock chant: "No rain. No rain. No rain." The rest of you, just send out thoughts for clear weather...)

No matter what Mother Nature deals out that weekend, you've gotta see this.

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