Vectren launches annual, fourth-grade energy safety education program


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For the 11th 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 safety through classroom presentations and take-home energy safety booklets.

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

• Greenville Elementary School: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

• Tri-Village Elementary School: 8:30 a.m. Thursday

• St. Mary’s Catholic School: 1 p.m. Thursday

“Energy Safe Kids is an enjoyable program for fourth graders to learn about natural gas safety. While the topic is pretty serious, we use fun and engaging activities to explore the properties of natural gas and talk about what the kids should do if they suspect a natural gas leak,” said Colleen Ryan, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio.

This fall, Vectren and NEF plan to provide nearly 60 classroom presentations to more than 3,000 students in nearly 40 schools throughout Vectren’s Ohio service territory.

Participating students will learn about the basics of natural gas. All students will receive an energy safety booklet that encourages them 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.