Here you will find everything you wanted to know about School-gen. Why we do what we do and who powers us, as well as some frequently asked questions.
Energy Innovators Of The Future
- What’s an old pizza box got to do with the power of the sun?
- What’s an inclinometer, anyway? School-gen aims to get young New Zealanders interested in science, engineering, technology and maths while learning cool stuff about energy – how it’s made, how it works and how it can be managed. We want to encourage the energy innovators of the future by helping them build the skills and knowledge they need for the jobs of the future – whatever they will be. READ MORE TEXT HERE
In Schools For More Than 11 Years
We’ve been providing free educational resources to schools across New Zealand for more than 11 years.92 schools are already involved in and are using the data generated by the solar panels on their classrooms to help their students learn about energy and energy efficiency.
Powered by Genesis
School-gen is a Genesis Energy initiative. We want to inspire the next generation of energy innovators.
Marc England, chief executive of Genesis, says we have responsibility to encourage "imagination and curiosity" among New Zealand's young minds - especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. School-gen is one way we're applying our expertise to do this.
It's not our only initiative that aims to ‘energise young minds’. We have developed partnerships with Whioforever, the Young Enterprise Scheme, the Space and Science Festival and Duffy Books in Homes. Check out our other School-gen Community Initiatives. READ MORE TEXT HERE
What Do You Think?
We want to keep School-gen fresh and fun so we can reach as many young minds as possible. If you've got feedback about our site or suggestions about what we could do better, please get in touch: Contact Us
About Genesis Energy
Genesis sells electricity, natural gas and LPG through our retail brands. We generate electricity, nearly half of which is from renewable sources. We also trade electricity and natural gas, through our Generation and Wholesale business. We have a 46% interest in the Kupe Joint Venture which owns the Kupe oil and gas field. We care about energising young minds and helping all New Zealanders understand how energy works.
School-gen Frequently Asked Questions
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Are School-gen educational resources free?
Are School-gen resources linked to the NZ curriculum?
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