Virginia Energy Sense Distributes Third Grade Curriculum to Schools Statewide

Virginia Energy Sense Distributes Third Grade Curriculum to Schools Statewide

CONTACT:

Andy Poarch
Virginia Energy Sense Media Contact
(804) 648-6299 x 1002
Aandy@alliancegroupltd.com

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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