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HPA presents ‘Ohana Night’ with Wiecking (March 14)


Bill Wiecking

WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii— Dr. Bill Wiecking, director of the Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, will be the featured speaker at the next Ohana Night at the Energy Lab at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. The event is free and open to the public.

Wiecking will present Energy In and Out: How to Capture and Conserve Energy in Your Home. Families will bring a list of home appliances to aid in calculations and will take home sketches of home systems.

Wiecking, who was intimately involved with the development and design of the Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, teaches AP Environmental Science and Green Technology II at the school. He is a frequent presenter at Macworld and at conferences focusing on wireless networks and educational technology. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including Apple Distinguished Educator, GTE GIFT Fellow, Tandy Technology Scholar, and the HPA Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award.

‘Ohana Night at the Energy Lab, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, provides hands-on learning opportunities for families in the areas of energy and water conservation, energy generation, water clarification, zero waste, food sovereignty, and green chemistry.

Future ‘Ohana Night at the Energy Lab events will feature:

  • Wednesday, April 11: Angela Kang, Hawaii County Recycling Specialist, will present Zero-Waste Your Home and Office. Families will make an alkaline battery capture bucket or sew a reusable bag.
  • Wednesday, May 9: Deacon “Dr. Beachcomb” Ritterbush, Ph.D., will present Connecting to Nature Through Beachcombing. Participants are encouraged to bring sea treasures for Dr. Beachcomb to identify. Families will create beachcombing art.

For more information, please contact Koh Ming Wei at 808-881-4266 or

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