The AECP Energy Expo, which was held at the Roanoke Civic Center on September 12 and 13, was by all accounts a major success. Over 1,000 people attended the two-day educational event. There were over 40 diverse and interactive exhibits and demonstrations. Almost 400 students and teachers attended the Expo on Friday where they received a special presentation on renewable energy in the Civic Center Auditorium. The presentation was conducted by Jonathan Miles and Matthew Heck representing the Integrated Science and Technology Dept. at James Madison University and the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative respectively. The students and teachers then enjoyed the exhibits in the Exhibit Hall. The sixth grade science classes particularly enjoyed the Energy Cycle, The House of Pressure, Virginia Save Our Streams, and a water conservation demonstration by the City of Roanoke . The high school classes were very interested in the alternative fuel vehicles on display – the hybrid gas-electric Honda Civic, the hybrid hydrogen-electric Ford Explorer, and the all- electric GEO Tracker.
Special thanks to all AECP members – including Lil Weston, John Bodtmann, Bill Beachy , Anthony Cox, Joanne Langford, John Langford and his crew, Chris Heslep and his crew, Bill Craig, Linda Rayner, Tom Daniel, John Saunders, and Melissa Commins for all of their hard work. And many thanks to Gini Cooper, Carol Beachy, and Judy Weitzenfeld for handling registration and door prizes.
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