We have educational programs available for any group or school who would like to take advantage of free material for businesses, students or the community.
All educational programs are free and can be tailored for almost any audience.
K-12 Energy Education Program for teachers (KEEP)
KEEP is a statewide program that increases energy literacy through education. KEEP’s mission is to leverage teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin’s K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings. KEEP is a collaborative effort of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and Wisconsin Utilities.
The program provides multiple ways of engaging teachers and students:
- One-day professional development workshops with topics such as school building energy efficiency, renewable energy, and place-based learning to increase sustainability.
- School-to-home programming that includes in-school student training which focuses on utilization of technology for data collection and analysis.
- Hands-on resources and curriculum that are aligned to state and national standards.
- Opportunities to learn about careers in the energy industry.
- Support while participating in Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin.
KEEP is available for all teachers at all grade levels and subjects. Substitute reimbursements may be available for professional development workshops.
National Theatre for Children
Every year, we sponsor numerous live theatre shows presented by the Minneapolis-based National Theatre for Children! (NTC). NTC tours the United States presenting lively, interactive educational half-hour shows. NTC dedicates itself to educating young people on important and timely energy-related topics. Coined with printed curriculum materials and teacher guides, these imaginative and customized presentations effectively reach the students, teachers, and parents. NTC is offered to all schools each year at no cost.
Pedal Power is a bicycle-powered generator that teaches basic scientific concepts related to the conversion of energy from one form to another and demonstrates the energy needed to power incandescent, CFL, and LED light bulbs, in addition to a hair dryer or radio. These concepts become tangible as the cyclist literally feels the effort required to power these items and the importance of conserving energy.
This tabletop demonstration is designed to alert the audience to the dangers of high voltage electricity (outdoors) and how to stay safe. The eight-foot PowerTOWN model makes a lasting impression at safety presentations. The crackle of a high voltage electrical arc reinforces electrical safety messages that school-age audiences will not soon forget.
Watts Up! Meter
A Watts Up! meter is available for loan to City Utilities customers from the City Utilities Office. It measures voltage, amperage and the cost of appliances or other equipment operating at 110 VAC (e.g. refrigerators, televisions, etc.). You can find out how much energy your appliances are costing you, or compare your current appliances to new energy efficient models.