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Back On Track For Chattanooga Green Prix

A past Green Prix.
Chattanooga Green Prix
A past Green Prix.

(aired Weds 11/10/21)

The race is around the corner for this year’s Chattanooga Green Prix.

Students from local elementary, middle and high schools will compete to design and electric power race cars on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th along the Tennessee Riverfront.

Gabrielle Chevalier is with green|spaces, a sustainability nonprofit in the Chattanooga area, Erin Woodrow is a science teacher for middle and high school students at Baylor School - and Matthew Craig is VW eLab specialist at Red Bank High School.

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