Energy Education Classroom Program

 

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Each winter as part of Stearns Electric Association’s commitment to safety and community, the Cooperative presents a one hour Energy Efficiency and Safety presentation to local 4th grade classrooms throughout our service territory. Our creative program is designed to teach children the potential dangers of contacting a power line.

 

Students see firsthand the safety equipment used by electrical line workers and they also get a close-up look at various conductors and components of the electrical distribution system and gain an understanding of how the distribution system operates. Students also learn the importance of taking simple energy saving steps, like turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, in addition to the electrical safety portion of the presentation. The highlight of the demonstration is a “live” electric home and farm model, in which students are shown firsthand what to do in case of contact with a power line.

 

Providing this safety demonstration in our community is a great way for youth to learn valuable information that may save a life. The presentation is provided at no charge to participating schools in the months of January and February. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your classroom, please fill out and submit the form below.

 

Are you interested in arranging a presentation for your classroom?

Stearns Electric Association is pleased to offer your school its award-winning Energy Education Program. Over the years, thousands of fourth-graders have enjoyed and learned from this program and we are excited to visit your school!

Our creative one hour program is designed to teach children about the electric distribution system, energy conservation, and the potential dangers of electricity. The highlight of the presentation is a “live” electric home and farm model, in which students are shown firsthand the effects of contact with a power line. Students will also see the safety equipment used by electrical line workers, learn about the electrical distribution system, and discuss the importance of taking simple energy saving steps in addition to the electrical safety portion of the presentation. The program’s message is reinforced with handouts given to each student to take home and share with their families.

We encourage you to incorporate this presentation into your annual classroom lesson on energy. If you are interested, resources to help develop curriculum can be found at:

 

https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/KEEP/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.eia.gov/KIDS/energy.cfm?page=6

 

Sign up to schedule a presentation below:

 

Completing the form below does not confirm or guarantee a presentation. The Stearns Electric Association Education Coordinator will contact you with details upon completing this form.

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For Questions Contact:

Stearns Electric Education Coordinator

Phone: (320) 363-4630 or Toll-free: (800) 448-1737

Fax: (320) 363-4631