Energy Education for Schools
Central Electric Power Cooperative's (CEPC) Education Specialists Keith Mueller and Joe Schmitz offer free safety and efficiency presentations to schools and groups of all ages. The efficiency presentation covers items that we encounter everyday and how much energy we use such as lights, televisions, tablets and computers. Kids today use more electricity and are more familar with electrical devices than other generations. Joe then talks about traditional energy sources (coal, natural gas) and renewable sources (wind, solar, hydropower) that Boone Electric uses. He talks about cooperatives' environmentally friendly practices with clean coal technologies and renewable energy options.
In schools, Keith and Joe both work to align their course to each teacher's curriculum. They want to reinforce what's being taught and incorporate safety in the lessons. Keith teaches third through sixth grades, while Joe teaches fifth through eighth grades. They continually update their programs to have the latest safety, efficiency and power production information. At the end of each school presentation, they let the students tell their stories and questions. They want students to go and share with others what they learned.
To learn more about the programs and for more information, contact:
Keith Mueller (safety) 573-761-2844
Joe Schmitz (efficiency) 573-761-2811