In 2011 NMSEA expanded its educational outreach efforts by creating a series of short audio clips called “SunTalks”.   Written by Gary Vaughn and recorded by James Newton, these SunTalk episodes explore renewable energy related topics & ideas in an interesting & engaging way.  SunTalks are a purely auditory learning experience – like listening to the radio or a short talk on a smart-phone or an i-Pod.

Each SunTalk is accompanied by a PDF text document which you can download & print & use to follow along with the recorded presentation.  The SunTalk documents are written at an 8th grade reading level, but the ideas & concepts that are presented are designed to appeal to “students” of all ages.

In addition to building & deepening a student’s understanding of the basic principles of “Energy” in general, and Solar & Renewable Energy in particular, the SunTalk audio & written materials can be used for:

  • sharpening listening skills
  • sharpening reading skills
  • improving coordination between auditory & visual learning modes
  • ESL  “enrichment”
  • home-schooling resources