CDEC In The Classroom
The "Story Behind the Switch" Presentation
Continental Divide Electric Co-op offers a classroom presentation designed to teach youth the following:
- How to be safe around electricity
- How electricity is generated through traditional and renewable resources
- How electricity travels from the power source to the light switches in their homes
- And, how kids can teach their parents to be good stewards of electricity through energy efficiency
The program is available to fourth- through sixth-grade classes throughout CDEC's service territory. The Story Behind the Switch was developed by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and made available through CDEC's power provider Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. It is about an hour long and includes hands-on demonstrations with a Van de Graaff (static electricity) generator, a plasma ball and interactive teaching tools.
With enough advance notice, CDEC can tailor the program to audiences of all ages.