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    Outreach Targets Rural, and Smaller Urban, School Divisions

     

    (Richmond) March 25, 2019 – Virginia Energy Sense (VES), the Commonwealth’s electric energy education initiative from the State Corporation Commission, is distributing a new energy conservation curriculum to elementary school principals in rural, and smaller urban, school divisions. This new curriculum teaches students how to be energy efficient at school and at home. The goal of this targeted outreach is to get these important educational materials into the hands of those teachers who may not have access to the same resources as their peers in larger school divisions.

    This curriculum was developed in a partnership between the State Corporation Commission and the Virginia Department of Education, and it is designed specifically to meet third grade Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements. It will teach young children how to understand energy efficiency with lessons focusing on how to conserve energy at home and at school. VES has given teachers four complete lessons to teach to their students, and everything they need is included within the curriculum.

    “Making these valuable learning tools available to teachers and students across the Commonwealth is important for VES,” said Andy Farmer, the Manager of Virginia Energy Sense. Farmer also states, “Our energy efficiency curriculum has important lessons for students living in rural, suburban and urban communities.”

    The lessons will be fun, and encourage students to take an active role in conserving energy. The VES curriculum also will allow students to make smart decisions about their energy use at home, at school and in their communities. Overall, this curriculum will teach students that saving energy can save money, and ultimately make Virginia a better place to live.

    The lessons are easy-to-implement and include numerous engaging activities, such as: an energy efficiency matching game, crossword puzzles, home and school energy checklists, quizzes, an interactive foldable booklet and poster design plans all focused on energy efficiency.

    School divisions receiving the curriculum:

    Accomack County Public Schools

    Alleghany County Public Schools

    Amelia County Public Schools

    Appomattox County Public Schools

    Bath County Public Schools

    Bland County Public Schools

    Bristol Public Schools

    Brunswick County Public Schools

    Buchanan County Public Schools

    Buckingham County Public Schools

    Buena Vista Public Schools

    Caroline County Public Schools

    Charles City County Public Schools

    Charlotte County Public Schools

    Clarke County Public Schools

    Colonial Beach Public Schools

    Colonial Heights Public Schools

    Covington Public Schools

    Craig County Public Schools

    Cumberland County Public Schools

    Dickenson County Public Schools

    Dinwiddie County Public Schools

    Essex County Public Schools

    Falls Church Public Schools

    Floyd County Public Schools

    Fluvanna County Public Schools

    Franklin Public Schools

    Fredericksburg Public Schools

    Galax Public Schools

    Giles County Public Schools

    Gloucester County Public Schools

    Goochland County Public Schools

    Grayson County Public Schools

    Greene County Public Schools

    Greensville County Public Schools

    Highland County Public Schools

    Hopewell Public Schools

    Isle of Wight County Public Schools

    King and Queen County Public Schools

    King George County Public Schools

    King William County Public Schools

    Lancaster County Public Schools

    Lexington Public Schools

    Louisa County Public Schools

    Lunenburg County Public Schools

    Madison County Public Schools

    Manassas Park Public Schools

    Martinsville Public Schools

    Mathews County Public Schools

    Mecklenburg County Public Schools

    Middlesex County Public Schools

    Nelson County Public Schools

    New Kent County Public Schools

    Northampton County Public Schools

    Northumberland County Public Schools

    Norton Public Schools

    Nottoway County Public Schools

    Page County Public Schools

    Petersburg Public Schools

    Poquoson Public Schools

    Powhatan County Public Schools

    Prince Edward County Public Schools

    Pulaski County Public Schools

    Radford Public Schools

    Rappahannock County Public Schools

    Richmond County Public Schools

    Rockbridge County Public Schools

    Salem Public Schools

    Shenandoah County Public Schools

    Southampton County Public Schools

    Staunton Public Schools

    Surry County Public Schools

    Sussex County Public Schools

    Warren County Public Schools

    Waynesboro Public Schools

    West Point Public Schools

    Westmoreland County Public Schools

    Winchester Public Schools

    Wise County Public Schools

    About Virginia Energy Sense

    Virginia Energy Sense is an integrated statewide consumer education and outreach program under the guidance of the State Corporation Commission that encourages electric energy efficiency and conservation in households, businesses and institutions. Value Your Power is the organization’s energy education initiative, with a goal to help Virginia reduce its electric energy consumption 10 percent by 2022. For more information about VES visit virginiaenergysense.org.

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    FREE FOR TEACHERS

    Get your students energized about responsible energy use! In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, we’ve created fun, multi-day, SOL-compliant lesson plans to help you teach your students how to understand and conserve energy! They’re classroom-ready and free to use!