Who said “It isn’t easy being green?” Well, no offense to the popular Muppet, but the DFW Solar Tour Oct. 3rd would beg to disagree. And one local school is a stop you won’t want to miss.
The da Vinci School is one of the go-to stops for a driving experience you must try: a Tesla Model S. The car is a part of the electric vehicles, so hurry and sign up because advance registration is required.
“We wanted to be able to communicate ways people could create a more sustainable environment and healthier environment for the occupants of buildings,” said founding director of the da Vinci School, Mary Ann Greene.
The da Vinci School, which has been a part of the tour for the past three years, is a science-based preschool and kindergarten program that has been in operation since 1987. Five years ago the program moved to its new facility, which is a LEED Gold certified campus. The school also is registered with the United States Green Building Council to with the intent of it being a teaching tool. Complete with wind turbine, solar panels, and a large rainwater collection system, this school is the first of its kind of be dedicated to early childhood education.
The 6th annual DFW Solar Tour is a one-day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. The tour is free, but make sure you have a list of the different locations so you can plan your visits.