Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Outreach Activities

Two young students sitting on grass attach a small solar panel to a buzzer.

Students power buzzers using solar energy.

SERC staff and docents educate the general public and K-12 and university students about energy and electricity basics. Our teaching techniques include interactive lectures, hands-on activities, games, and physical demonstrations tailored to fit the age and focus of the audience. We attend career fairs, speak as guest lecturers in classrooms, and guide tours of our laboratory, the HSU Hydrogen Fueling Station, and the Schatz Solar Hydrogen Project. These facilities provide excellent opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience with renewable energy technologies.

Program Fees

For presentations at a school or at SERC, the fee is $5 per student with a minimum of 10 students.

For tabling events, the fee is $50 per hour for a minimum of two hours.

Please contact us for workshop and/or training fees.

Docent program

SERC docents are motivated Humboldt State University (HSU) students and local community members interested in a renewable energy future. They share a common interest in advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency concepts in the community.

Contact our Outreach Coordinator to find out how you can get involved in our docent program or to bring our education and outreach activities to your classroom, community group, or event.

A crowd is gathered in front of a table for a fuel cell demonstration.

SERC’s Nate Coleman and recording artist/festival organizer Perry Farrell demonstrate SERC’s Stack-in-a-Box® to 2003 Lollapalooza concert-goers in Denver, CO.
Learn more about our Lollapalooza experience.