Solar car visits Alice Springs ahead of World Solar Race

Desert Knowledge Precinct, South Stuart Highway

Tuesday 26th September

Alice Springs school students and community members will have the opportunity to view a solar electric car, meet past Bridgestone World Solar Challenge participants and take part in solar and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning activities this Tuesday 26th September.

Four local schools are participating in the school outreach day at the Desert Knowledge Precinct, which is being organised by the Arid Lands Environment Centre, as part of an Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Program.

The solar car will also be open to the general public from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday 26th September, with opportunities for Q&A with past participants and solar educators.

“This event aims to engage local students in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (8th - 15th October), where university students and engineers from around the world have built and will be racing solar-powered electric vehicles from Darwin to Adelaide,” said Rachel O’Leary, Science Engagement Project Officer from the Arid Lands Environment Centre.

“We encourage community members to come out to the Desert Knowledge Precinct next Tuesday and see the solar car for themselves. It is inspiring to see the solar cars as they challenge the norm and will be bringing some of the world’s most innovative engineering teams to the Northern Territory,” said Rachel O’Leary.

The schools outreach event is proudly supported by Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, Inspiring Australia, Desert Knowledge Australia, Ekistica and the Arid Lands Environment Centre.

More information on the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge can be found at https://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/

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