Matt Olson

Students blown away by alternative energy project

Middle school teacher Matt Olson used his NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grant to help provide his students with knowledge and skills they’ll need for the green jobs of the future. Students conducted research, designed and built solar cars and wind turbines, and investigated other possible solutions for the current energy crisis. Grant funding also helped build a wind turbine, which was used as both a learning tool and to help power the school.