Wind Turbines: What? Why? How?

23 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017

"What do wind turbines do all day?" Here’s your chance to find out....Discovery Planet are excited to announce that they are running an event, generously funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June.

The event will give you the chance, not only to learn all about wind power and sustainable energy, but the role of engineering in everyday life and how exciting, creative and varied it can be. It is timed to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day.

The workshops will consist of short, introductory, hands on sessions delivered by the University of Kent, about electricity generation. Participants will then have the opportunity to spend as long as they like designing, constructing and testing their own wind turbine with the help of friendly engineers from a wide range of different disciplines and at different stages in their careers. Vattenfall and London Array Wind Farm representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about Thanet’s offshore wind-farm, which is the largest in the world.

The event will take place at Cliffs, 172 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 2QN. Sessions on Friday can be booked by schools, but anyone can drop in for free on Saturday, without any need for booking. The electricity workshops will take place on the hour, every hour, from 10am to 3pm (last show 3pm). The junk modelling activity is participant-led so suitable for all ages, and you can take as long as you like over it and test your turbine in a wind tunnel brought along by the University.

Get in touch via the Facebook Page, Discovery Planet Ramsgate, or call 07887614581