St. Louis – The Electrical Connection and Radio Disney AM 1260 are planning on expanding a highly-charged energy education program for children to St. Louis area communities following a successful two-year run at area schools.
The program represents a creative way to deliver practical applications to STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math. Teaming with Radio Disney AM 1260, the Electrical Connection provides an energized look at the impact of all types of energy on daily lives.
The Electrical Connection is a partnership between IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
Students in the Wentzville, St. Louis, Hazelwood and Mehlville school districts have already participated in the program.
“It’s been a great match to help school districts with their STEM initiatives, and now we’d like to offer it to community and municipal education programs for children,” said Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection.
“We have engaged the students to think about where energy comes from and how they will one day be using STEM subjects to create new and more efficient ways to use energy.”
The program engages students in all types of energy by dividing them into two teams to compete for prizes as they answer questions about energy from the Electrical Connection and Radio Disney AM 1260. Topics include electrical safety, where energy comes from and different types of energy. Students learn about power plants, solar energy, geothermal energy, charging electric vehicles, energy conservation and career paths.
For more information about the program, contact Jim Curran at 314-781-0755.