• School Electric Safety Programs

    BWL electric safety programs available to service area elementary schools

    The Board of Water and Light has been providing educational services for elementary schools in our service area since 1986.

    The safety programs are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during December, January and February. The presentations are appropriate for small groups, approximately 35 students at a time. Each program takes about an hour.

    Once our BWL representatives have set up equipment for a presentation at a school, they are happy to accommodate as many classes as possible during that school day. Two programs are offered, one for 2nd graders and one for 4th and 5th graders. Both programs are FREE of CHARGE.

    The Shocking Truth for grades 4 and 5

    The Shocking Truth Program begins with a 20 minute video geared to older children. The video does an excellent job of explaining electric safety hazards to students, including concepts such as grounding.

    Following the video, our BWL electric safety professional reinforces the electric safety messages identified in the video. He or she will use an energized high line hazard model to demonstrate potential electric hazards in our daily environment. Each student will receive a copy of the Shocking Truth About Electric Safety activity book.

    If you are interested in scheduling safety presentations at your school, please call Dan MacLachlan at 702-6778.

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