Vectren launches program for energy safety education

Thursday, September 20, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) is partnering with the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to bring Energy Safe Kids, an energy safety education program, to area schools.

Based on fourth-grade curriculum, the program will bring interactive, hands-on classroom presentations and take home energy safety booklets to fourth-grade classrooms.

Energy Safe Kids presentations will be Cloverdale Elementary School twice this week, at 1:15 p.m. both Thursday and Friday, and at Central Elementary School at 9:45 a.m. Friday.

Vectren and NEF plan to provide approximately 180 interactive presentations this fall in nearly 150 schools throughout Vectren's Indiana service territories.

Participating students will learn about the basics of natural gas. Each student will receive an Energy Safety booklet encouraging him or her to follow safety precautions at home and at school.

Each participating teacher/classroom will receive materials that include a teacher guide, accompanying CD and energy instructional posters.

"It is important to educate both our customers and our children about natural gas safety," Brandy Spainhoward, Vectren Energy Safe Kids program coordinator, said.

"Through this program, students will learn about natural gas properties, as well as what to do when they notice or suspect a gas leak. It is a fun, memorable way to educate children on serious safety issues."

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