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USA: SANYO North America Corporation aims to expand Panasonic kids school Eco Learning Program

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SANYO North America(SNA) continues to provide quality Environmental Education Programs to help inspire the next generation to make a better tomorrow.

On October 18th 2011, an environmental class featuring "Energy creation and Energy Storage to Change Our Future" was held at Isbell Elementary school in Frisco, Texas. Over 120 students from Isbell Elementary's 4th grade class attended as a part of their science curriculum. On the same week, on October 22nd, 2011, another set of classes was held in Japanese at Minato Gakuen, a Japanese language Saturday school in San Diego California, where 167 bilingual Japanese students were in attendance.

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"While our students learn about the different ways to store energy, they usually never get the opportunity to see the technology we speak of. When SANYO/Panasonic's Eco Education Program entered the classroom the students were immediately engaged, and they finally were able to see the real technologies how SANYO/Panasonic are revolutionizing the way we create, store and use energy," commented Ms. Julia Perry, one of Isbell's 4th grade teachers. She added, "They had never seen anything like this class before, and I am sure the experience and knowledge will remain in their memory for a long time to come." The Panasonic Kids School classes conducted by SNA provided a focus on clean energy generation sources, such as the company's solar panels, and storing energy via rechargeable batteries for a positive impact on future environmental issues. The classes featured hands-on experiments for the students including the first Panasonic "solar model car race", the use of a portable solar charger to recharge batteries that were used to power toy trains, and the human battery experiment.

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"We must make kids aware of environmental challenges we face today, and at the same time, educate them on where the technologies are taking us, because they are the leaders of tomorrow," stated Megumi Marsh, the planner and instructor for SNA's Eco Education Program. "It is rewarding to hear students' bright ideas and suggestions to make a better tomorrow. I hope to expand the program so we can inspire more students."