Last Friday, Wellesley College students volunteering with Solarize Natick visited Lilja to teach a hands-on workshop on solar. After a short presentation about Solarize Mass Natick and a great discussion of the advantages and challenges of renewable energy (these kids are smart!), the Wellesley students went out to Lilja’s outdoor classroom and helped the Lilja students look at the different ways plants and trees are structured to take advantage of sunlight. The 3rd and 4th graders diagrammed how the plants were built, and then drew solar arrays to match. It was a great experience for Solarize Mass Natick, the Wellesley students, and the Lilja 3rd and 4th graders.