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Families will be able to explore alternative energy at the next FAB Friday April 11 at Tennessee Tech University’s Millard Oakley STEM Center.

During the free event, children and their families will discover solar, hydro electric, wind, thermal and even human energy and use a variety of devices to measure electricity usage and temperature changes. Participants can build batteries, cook food and heat water, and learn about the importance of energy conservation in a fun, interactive environment.

“We are so excited about the upcoming alternative energy program,” said Anthony Taylor, TTU student and STEM Center student ambassador. “Through a variety of interactive activities, participants will have an opportunity to learn how electricity can be produced and ways to manage it more effectively.”

“The program will feature hands-on activities developed and staffed by TTU volunteers to teach about energy generation and usage,” he said.

FAB Friday programs are appropriate for students in fourth through 12th grade and their families. Younger siblings are welcome to participate. Guests may come and go as their schedules allow but parents or guardians must remain with their children at all times.

The event is free, but registration is required. To reserve a spot, visit For more information, visit or call (931) 372-6573.

The Oakley STEM Center is in TTU’s Ray Morris Hall, 155 West 7th Street, at the corner of 7th Street and Stadium Drive.