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October is National Energy Awareness Month

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 7th 2010 11:05 am
In recognition of National Energy Awareness Month in October, the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Vista has organized a Saturday series of free educational programs to promote the importance of a clean energy economy.

The programs are designed to educate and inform children on the importance of conserving energy and the small changes they can make to help make their communities more sustainable.

Upcoming programs include:

  • Oct. 9 -- Electrical Safety, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

"Timon and Pumbaa" and "Louie the Lightning Bug" teach children about electrical safety in these short entertaining films, followed by a presentation on the "Basics of Electricity."

  • Oct. 16 -- Natural Energy, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

"Bill Nye the Science Guy" tackles the topic of renewable energy in two films, followed by a presentation on hydropower.

  • Oct. 23 -- Energy Conservation, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

"Timon and Pumbaa" team up again to teach young children about energy conservation, followed by a presentation on the "Basics of Electricity."

For more information on National Energy Awareness Month, visit the U.S. Department of Energy website at http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/services/energy_aware.html.

For more information on the NYPA presentations, call 286-6661 or 1-866-NYPA-FUN, or visit www.nypa.gov.

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