Catch the Wind
Introducing elementary students to wind energy.
Catch the Sun
Introducing elementary students to solar energy.
Midwest Book Award for Catch the Sun Children’s Book
Catch the Sun children's book was nominated as finalist and won the 24th Annual Midwest Book Award for the Education and Learning category.
We can build a better future for the next generation and encourage their interest in construction and in science by passing on our own experience. With the help of educators in 2008, Mortenson Construction’s Renewable Energy Groups developed the award-winning book Catch the Wind. In 2013 we expanded our Discover Renewables Series through the creation of Catch the Sun.
Catch the Wind and Catch the Sun teach children about wind and solar energy, introduce them to careers in construction, and provide Mortenson teams with a unique opportunity to build relationships within the communities in which we work.
Within the pages of our books, you will discover wind and solar energy with Mortenson Construction and an inquisitive boy named Nels. Catch the Wind and Catch the Sun tie into grade-appropriate science curriculum through exploring renewable energy.
This series is a nonprofit effort courtesy of Mortenson Construction. Proceeds will be donated to nonprofit entities promoting the development and use of renewable energies.