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10-10-2011 - Education Outreach Program Report 1 - Katherine

Aurora kicked off the World Solar Challenge Outreach Program at Katherine in the Northern Territory today along with members of RiAus and Discovery Channel presenter Zoz Brooks.

Aurora spent the morning at Katherine High School educating students from years 7-11 about sustainable mobility, as well as providing some driving demos in Southern Aurora.

Aurora Education Outreach leader Martin Brook said that he and fellow Aurora teammate Nick Grant were introduced to the world of solar car racing through competitions they entered as high school students.

“Its important to get out there and educate the future generations about solar cars and sustainable mobility,” he said.

“These students we talk to today are the future and so we try and make a positive impression and demonstrate what can be achieved with technology available today.”

The afternoon saw Aurora and Riaus presenting to the general community at Ryan Park. The event afforded Aurora more chances to spread the word of sustainable mobility to a wider public.

Martin and Nick fielded questions from all walks of life within the community ranging from how fast Southern Aurora can go to what education you had to have to be apart of a solar car racing team.

The Outreach Program moves on to Tennant Creek on Wednesday for more solar car fun. In the meantime check out the Aurora facebook page as well as the World Solar Challenge page for pictures and status updates.

Aurora’s Andris Samsons shares a ‘Day in the life of a World Solar Challenge driver’ with Riaus here .

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