For Teachers & Kids

 For Teachers & Kids 


Who is Captain Mercaptan?

BGE’s New Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge


In conjunction with the BGE’s electric safety contest, the Wires Down Video Challenge, the company has launched a new gas safety competition for elementary schools in its service area. The “Who is Captain Mercaptan?” Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge encourages public and private elementary school students (grades K-5) to create drawings of BGE’s new gas safety hero, Captain Mercaptan for a chance to earn money for their school.
Schools have the chance to win up to $10,000 for creating the best drawing of what they think Captain Mercaptan should look like. Additionally, the winning image will be used in a kids-focused ad for natural gas safety! The downloadable entry kit, available at, includes a brief lesson on natural gas and outlines the details of the contest.
Entries are accepted from February 17-April 14, 2014 and online public voting for the best drawings will occur from April 21-May 5, 2014. Winning schools will be announced at the end of May. Visit for more information.

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.  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:

Classroom Presentations:

We believe it’s never too early to start educating students about how energy works and its importance in our everyday life. To request a BGE speaker for your next curriculum topic, please complete the “Request a Classroom Presentation” form.

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.