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Vectren bringing electric safety to kids with 'Energy Safe Kids'

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For the sixth consecutive year, Vectren Energy Delivery and the National Energy Foundation plan to bring Energy Safe Kids, an interactive, hands-on safety education program, to area schools. 

Based on fourth-grade curriculum, the program educates children about natural gas and electric safety through classroom presentations and take home energy safety booklets.

As a follow-up lesson, teachers are encouraged to schedule a Live Wire demonstration. The outdoor activity teaches children about electrical safety while a trained Vectren line specialist demonstrates the power of a live electrical line and perches above the crowd in a bucket truck.

Energy Safe Kids presentations will be at the following schools this week:

  • Evans School – Monday, September 30 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Dexter Elementary School – Thursday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Vogel Elementary School – Thursday, October 3 at 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.
  • Delaware Elementary School – Friday, October 4 at 12:15 p.m.

"While Energy Safe Kids covers serious safety issues, we present this information in a fun, memorable way," said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren South. "After all of the presentations are complete, we invite the teachers and students to participate in a video contest using what they learn from the safety education program to teach other kids to be energy safe."

This fall, Vectren and NEF plan to provide approximately 180 classroom presentations to more than 10,000 students in nearly 150 schools throughout Vectren's Indiana service territories: Vectren North and Vectren South.

Participating students will learn about the basics of natural gas and/or electricity.  Each student will receive an Energy Safety booklet that encourages him/her to Live Smart and Take Action by following safety precautions at home and at school.  Each participating teacher/classroom will receive teaching materials that include a teacher guide, accompanying CD and energy instructional posters.

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