Welcome to BGE’s Educational Initiatives
At BGE we know that educators play a critical role in teaching elementary and middle school students to take positive action in the areas of energy conservation and electrical and natural gas safety. BGE provides educators in our service area with practical tools they can use in the classroom to teach children and young adults these important lessons.
Building off of the success of the first ever Wires Down Video Challenge, BGE is launching the 2013 Wires Down Video Challenge. Open to all public and private schools in BGE’s electric service area, this video challenge presents an opportunity for educators to teach students the importance of electric safety in a fun and innovative way while also building school spirit. Elementary schools are encouraged to submit their own version of BGE’s iconic “Wires Down” commercial
by November 18, 2013 for a chance to win up to $10,000 to fund a school enrichment project. After schools submit their entries, they will compete in a two-week online voting period from November 26 – December 6, 2013 and the top videos will advance to the final round of judging where a panel of judges will review the videos and select the winners in each category. All winners will be announced in January 2014.
BGE values safety not only for our employees, but for all of our customers. Our goal in the second year of this video challenge is to encourage electric safety education and teach children to be aware of potential hazards surrounding electricity while also giving back to the communities in which we operate.
To learn more, visit the 2013 Wires Down Video Challenge site here
BGE sponsors the following BGE Educational Initiatives:
Curriculum-based materials for the classrooms: BGE is offering teachers and students various age-appropriate educational booklets, as well as a newsletter. The booklets were developed with the assistance of utility efficiency and safety experts, teachers, parents, and curriculum specialists. The materials meet state and national educational standards for science, health and safety.
Learn more about our program and order your booklets today by going to: www.bge-education.com.
Our education program is now e-Smart! Visit us to see the new website for students, parents and educators called e-Smartkids. e-Smartkids is an online meeting place for ongoing energy education, including electrical and natural gas safety, energy efficiency and environmental awareness. It contains the latest information presented through fun and interactive online technologies.
- Safety World video
- Electrical & Natural Gas Safety World website
- Energy Efficiency World website
- Downloadable inspection worksheets
- Downloadable teacher guides for each booklet
- Downloadable pre-post tests for each booklet
- Downloadable current and past newsletters
If you are a teacher or administrator with a comment or question, please contact us.