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Mission

OffshoreWind4Kids is a non-profit organisation based in Belgium. Our goals are to:
 

  1. Inspire girls and boys about engineering, technology and renewable energy

  2. Stimulate innovation in offshore wind

  3. Spread awareness of offshore wind to the general public 

To stimulate gender diversity in STEM, we aim to reach as many girls as boys during our events. We only started in 2021, but due to the large interest, we've already been active in more than 20 countries! In 2024 we aim to inspire 10.000 kids with the project.

Mission
Event types

Event types

Public demo day

A public demo day is normally organised over an afternoon with  2 parallel sessions and 7 times lots of 45 min. In this setup, a total of 14 family groups can participate (min age: 3). In the 45 min, participating groups normally get the following experience:

  • Short intro to offshore wind (5 min)

  • Build the turbine (10 min)

  • Install one fixed structure (10 min)

  • Install one floating structure (10 min)

  • Decommissioning (5 min)

Volunteers help out during the day with setting up, teaching kids, and packing up at the end.

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Outdoor school workshop

The sessions at the beach normally take 2h, during which we do the following:

  • Introduction to offshore wind (10-20 min)

  • Build turbine in groups of 4 (10-20 min)

  • Test fixed support structures (25-35 min)

  • Test floating support structures (25-35 min)

  • Decommissioning (10-15 min)

We can organise up to 3 of the beach sessions in one day. Per session we teach max. 25 kids (age: 8 - 15). Instead of at the beach, the sessions can also be run at a lake, pond, swimming pool, or with a water tank/sand pit.

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Indoor Wind4Kids workshop

Wind4Kids is a global educational program for schools initiated by OffshoreWind4Kids. The program educates kids about the fundamentals of wind energy. We offer school workshops, teacher trainings and gear. All kids learn using the new Wind4Kids turbine with built-in measurement equipment! 💨⚡️

Check it out on the Wind4Kids website!

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We run Offshore Wind Workshops for students or professionals as part of a course or as part of a teambuilding activity! The activities can run as a micro-course across an afternoon up to a full course which extends for multiple days 👷‍♀️🌊

Check it out on the Offshore Wind Workshops page!

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The global Floating Wind Challenge is a challenge initiated by OffshoreWind4Kids. The challenge stimulates young engineers to design and build the best floating wind support structure. During the 2024 edition young engineers will build the best floating wind support structure for a Vevor 400W turbine!  🌊💨

Check it out on the Floating Wind Challenge website!

Advisory board

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Tom Hopkinson

Interim chair | Taylor Hopkinson

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Maritska Aarts

Brunel Foundation

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Isabel Rodrigo Romero

BlueFloat Energy

William Beuckelaers

William Beuckelaers

OffshoreWind.io

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Femke Dijkstra

Brunel Foundation

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Alex Spencer

OPITO

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Delphine De Tavernier

TUDelft

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Lynette Burns

Seaway7

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Kat Mataya

COVE

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Britta Bienen

UWA

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Satsuki Sokol

Atlantic Shores

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Ann Berckmans

Parkwind

Advisory board

Heroes

Our network of 200+ heroes helps us deliver the events across the globe. Here is just a small selection of them. You can register to become a hero using this link.

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Sarah Collmus

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Morgan Mayes

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Elena Sanchez

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Lauren Branch

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Ignacio Gimenez

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Phoebe Lipp

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Erin McLeod

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Alasdair McDonald

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Esmee Thornton

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Kris Wessel Andersen

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Paola Pantoja

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Stijn Lambrix

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Cian Desmont

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Ivandito Herayanditya

Heroes

Places we've been

Places we've been