For Immediate Release: February 14, 2023

SMUD educator workshops and events ramp up

Free classes offered to educators of all types

SMUD’s Community Education & Technology Center lineup of educator workshops and events for Spring 2023 are open for registration.

Held virtually and in-person, the free professional development workshops are open to all educators within SMUD’s service area. The upcoming class, “The Magic of Solar Cells,” will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. Other classes include:

  • Bubbleology (Grades K-12) 
    Tuesday, February 21, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC)
    400 Jibboom St., Sacramento

  • Stomata Imprinting (Grades 5-12)
    Tuesday, March 7, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)
    10474 Mather Blvd., Mather

  • Spring STEM Fling (Grades K-12, Families)
    Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
    California Aerospace Museum
    3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan Park

  • Bristlebot Challenge (Grades 4-12)
    Tuesday, March 14, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., virtual

  • Cars for Sail (Grades 4-12)
    Wednesday, March 15, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    SMUD Customer Service Center
    Rubicon Room 
    6301 S St., Sacramento

SMUD’s Community Education & Technology Center provides instruction and education on a wide variety of energy-related topics, including renewable energy, STEM curriculum development, home energy efficiency, and advanced energy and computing concepts. Education in these areas engage students in concepts and technologies that are central to SMUD’s 2030 Zero Carbon Plan, which will remove carbon emissions from the region’s power supply by 2030.

SMUD also hosts several community events throughout the year, including the upcoming SMUD Solar Car Race at Cosumnes River College, SMUD California Solar Regatta, Back-to-School Launch Party at the Aerospace Museum of California, Youth Energy Summit and Electricity Fair in Folsom, both of which will celebrate their 10th anniversaries this year.

All classes require registration to attend. To learn more about the SMUD’s Community Education & Technology Center and the upcoming events, visit

The complete schedule of courses and events is available.