Community engagement is important for the success of the WindNest project. We actively engage in dialogue with the public, educate communities about renewable energy technologies and the potential beauty that exists in our future energy landscapes, and solicit and respond to feedback from stakeholders and the general public.

As a part of the WindNest educational outreach LAGI is holding workshops for all ages throughout Pittsburgh during 2015 and 2016. Below is a list of organizations that we are working with to make these workshops a success.


  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Assemble
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Lab
  • Citizen Science Lab
  • Friendship Community Group
  • Homewood Renaissance Association
  • Manchester Youth Development Center
  • Mattress Factory
  • Millvale Community Library
  • Remake Learning
  • YMCA Hilltop
  • YWCA STEM Stars


Please visit the Educational Outreach section of the LAGI website to learn more about our free educational content, 2016 Youth Design Prize, and more.


Contact us if you would like to have LAGI visit your school or organization!



Workshop Learning Objectives

1. Gain an understanding of art outside of the gallery

2. Increase energy literacy and awareness of how energy is generated and consumed

3. Learn about different types of energy generation technologies and the different ways that energy can be harnessed from natural and renewable resources

4. Understand the difference between peak (nameplate) capacity and productive output for different renewable energy technologies

5. Understand past LAGI submissions and the ideas behind their designs in relation to technology, art, engineering concepts

6. Design artistic forms which integrate renewable energy technologies







Heinz Endowments*

Henry Hillman Foundation*

Horne Family Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

*The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.

*The Hillman Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania.