We have educational programs available for any group or school who would like to take advantage of free material for businesses, students or the community.
All educational programs are free and can be tailored for almost any audience.
National Theatre for Children
Every year, we sponsor numerous live theatre shows presented by the Minneapolis-based National Theatre for Children! (NTC). NTC tours the United States presenting lively, interactive educational half-hour shows. NTC dedicates itself to educating young people on important and timely energy-related topics. Coined with printed curriculum materials and teacher guides, these imaginative and customized presentations effectively reach the students, teachers, and parents. NTC is offered to all schools each year at no cost.
Telling kids to turn off lights and unplug unused devices only goes so far. To help get the message across, Westby Electric and Water Utility and WPPI Energy sponsored a live performance from National Theatre for Children of “Energy Endgame” at Westby Elementary School on February 14th.
In this 25-minute play, GameCo's top designer whiz, Hieronyma Tru, has created a cool new video game that's supposed to come out later today ... but there's one small glitch. The company computers aren't working, all the lights are off -- and nobody can figure out why! The irksome Internet Troll may be to blame. Students are able to actively participate and help Hieronyma venture into the grid to resolve the technical difficulties.
Pedal Power is a bicycle-powered generator that teaches basic scientific concepts related to the conversion of energy from one form to another and demonstrates the energy needed to power incandescent, CFL, and LED light bulbs, in addition to a hair dryer or radio. These concepts become tangible as the cyclist literally feels the effort required to power these items and the importance of conserving energy.
This tabletop demonstration is designed to alert the audience to the dangers of high voltage electricity (outdoors) and how to stay safe. The eight-foot PowerTOWN model makes a lasting impression at safety presentations. The crackle of a high voltage electrical arc reinforces electrical safety messages that school-age audiences will not soon forget.
Watts Up! Meter
A Watts Up! meter is available for loan to Westby Utilities customers from the public library. It measures voltage, amperage and the cost of appliances or other equipment operating at 110 VAC (e.g. refrigerators, televisions, etc.). You can find out how much energy your appliances are costing you, or compare your current appliances to new energy efficient models.
If you are interested in any of these programs, call our office to schedule! We'd love to help!