It all started when a man named Bill Dodds called his friends, Tracy and Scott Snowman, with an idea. Bill is a father and grandfather who loves kids and thought it would be a wonderful thing if young people could learn and interact with SOLAR technology. Bill is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Spoon River Electric Cooperative in Canton, IL., a member-owned rural utility company that supplies electric to thousands of homes and businesses. Bill loves being outside and he is a very hard worker. Bill is one of the men who actually helped build the Spoon River Solar Farm Learning Center from the ground up.
Starting in February 2015 Bill has been working with Prairie Power, Inc., to find funds to build this unique interactive site. The folks at Azimuth Energy pitched in and donated the solar panels at the learning center. Other groups donated money to help with the project such as CoBank, NRCO (National Renewables Cooperative Organization), CFC (National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation) and Snowman Studios Inc..
Our PLANET is our FUTURE:
In this site you will find:
Learning how to preserve our planet for tomorrow
This website was created by two teachers who LOVE kids: Scott and Tracy Snowman
(Yes, that really is their last name.)
Scott and Tracy have been teaching for a very long time (for over 60 years combined). They also have two grown-up children of their own: Taylor and Jake. They built this site so that kids of all ages could learn more about GREEN energy and have FUN doing it.
"We give our children and our students the same advice for happy living:
WORK HARD, BE NICE, and KEEP LEARNING.
This includes being NICE to the environment. We must all find ways to do our part to take care of our beautiful planet Earth. We hope you enjoy these free educational resources."