Electrical Connection and Radio Disney Make Plans to Expand Energy Education Program in St. Louis
Electrical Connection and Radio Disney AM 1260 Make Plans to Expand Energy Education Program in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS – The Electrical Connection and Radio Disney AM 1260 are planning on expanding a highly-charged education in energy for children to St. Louis area communities following a successful two-year run at area schools. The effort is 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. Four school districts in the region have participated in the effort so far.
“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. “The Electrical Connection supplies the ‘know how’ of all types of energy and it’s delivered with the help of an entertaining Radio Disney program. 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 Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
The highly-charged presentation creatively 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, career paths and more.
To date, the Electrical Connection and Radio Disney AM 1260 have teamed on presentations to in the Wentzville R-IV School District, the St. Louis Public School District, Hazelwood School District and Mehlville School District.
For more information about the program, contact Jim Curran at 314-781-0755.
Radio Disney AM 1260 is part of the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Learn more at RadioDisney.com/StLouis.
Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across eastern Missouri. More is online at www.electricalconnection.org.