Saturday, March 24, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm OR 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Instructor: Matt Trueman

All welcome. (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

If you were stranded on a desert island how many potatoes would you need to power your phone and call for help?

Nearly every tool and toy in our lives runs on electricity, so what is this mysterious force that lives in our plugs and sockets? The Potato Power workshop explores the sources of electricity and also teaches electronics basics by using potatoes to power a light bulb. Wind, hydroelectric, solar, nuclear, coal, and even potatoes will generate electricity if harnessed correctly. Each of these power sources gets their energy from somewhere else and the Potato Power Workshop will explore the cost of electricity in a hands-on way to learn about sustainability. 

Take action against climate change with a potato! Play with the chemical energy of potatoes and build your own light to take home. Join millions of people around the globe (with your new potato light!) as they switch off their lights for Earth Hour the night of March 24.