The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has always recognized that today’s students hold the key to our future. Their ideas, opinions, and preferences can help to shape positive environmental change and to foster the success of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in the years to come.
That’s why students serve as a major audience for National AFV Day Odyssey.
In 2012, more than 6,600 seventh through twelfth grade students from forty-one schools participated in National AFV Day Odyssey events held in twenty-one U.S. states.
Many of these events included a presentation of the 2012 Odyssey video, a question-and-answer session, and distribution of Odyssey water bottles and tote bags to all student attendees. Several events had alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles on display. Others offered supplementary presentations, hands-on activities such as touring automotive shops and alternative fuel stations, building and racing solar cars, and creating 3D-rendered model vehicles. Some of the events also highlighted additional environmentally friendly practices and tips.
This year, the NAFTC is inviting all secondary schools to participate in Odyssey 2017, scheduled for April 20. Participating schools will receive free event planning tips, lesson plans, and handouts with information on alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles
If your school would like to host an Odyssey 2017 event, please click here.