That's a big windmill!

by: Brad Dayton

On Thursday, October 21, Mr. Dayton and his Exploring Technology 1 students went on a tour of the wind farm at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. Rick McPherson of Edison Mission, the company that owns and operates the windmills, was our tour guide. He came to the Spanish Junior High in the morning and taught us the basics of wind power. Student volunteers got to try on the harnesses and equipment that they use to maintain the windmills.

At the windmills, the students were able to go inside two of the windmills and have a look around. They are an awe inspiring sight! The trip was fun and educational.