Nearly 1,000 Southland High School Students to Compete in Nation’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition
Three-day Solar Cup™ competition of more than 600 of the region’s brightest students from 38 high school teams racing solar-powered boats they built. The event is the culmination of a year-long education program sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in which students learn about water conservation, alternative energy, engineering, math and science.
Note: Student teams are putting the final touches on their boats and will test them in the water in various locations this weekend and next week. See attached sheet for details and call to arrange interviews/video/photo coverage before May 13.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 13-15
Lake Skinner, Temecula Valley. Take Interstate 15 to Rancho California Road at Temecula, go 10 miles northeast to main gate, following signs to site.
Each day features students, many in coordinated team colors, working on, launching and racing solar-powered boats. Competition includes student-produced, 60-second water conservation videos and social media campaigns. Media boat is available to take reporters, photographers and television/cable crews onto lake for close-up footage. B-roll footage is available via FTP site.