Exploring Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore wind is on track to be a major part of the clean energy revolution. As with any new frontier, it is vital to understand how the new reality will affect communities and ecosystems. How are community organizations, conservation non-profits, wind companies, and local, state, and federal government officials working to ensure a just transition to offshore wind for New Yorkers, from the sandy shelf of the Atlantic ocean to the A train?

Connecting Conservation to the Classroom

Hear from a WCS educator about the connections among marine life, climate change, wind energy, and local community.

Standards and Glossary • English | Español

Be a Design Engineer

Take on the role of a design engineer to explore offshore wind turbines, use models for designing innovative floating foundations, and create a prototype of your design to test against environmental variables.

Lesson Plan • English | Español

Be an Environmental Scientist

Take on the role of an environmental scientist as you interpret whale detection data to create a mock environmental mitigation plan for offshore wind energy developers.

Lesson Plan • English | Español

Be a Climate Advocate

Take on the role of Climate Advocate, explore various methods for raising public interest, and select a strategy to educate communities about climate change by designing a public awareness campaign.

Lesson Plan • English | Español

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