Every student should know how to use energy safely and responsibly. Explore ways to make energy lessons easy, effective and fun.
At BGE, maintaining a safe and reliable electric and natural gas system and educating our customers about living and working safely around electric wires and natural gas is our first priority.
The contest features top awards of $10,000, $5,000, three $3,000 awards and up to nine $1,000 awards for the top video from each participating county.
The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan®, a BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge is an annual contest offered every fall and is open to all public and private elementary schools in BGE's service area.
Visit BGE's Safety Central for contest deadlines, entry kit and rules and to see submissions from past winners.
For many families with children, the public library offers free educational and cultural enrichment activities in the summer. This summer BGE is supporting local libraries’ summer reading initiatives with sponsorship and energy savings learning materials.
The Summer Reading Challenge features a variety of events and programs to encourage participants of all ages to explore, learn, create and connect through books, programs and activities. To support this challenge and spread the word about energy efficiency, BGE has created a few activities that parents can print at home and have their children complete to learn about fun ways to help save energy! Join Lumi℠, your virtual energy coach, on an energy saving adventure and let’s help educate children to become the next generation of super energy savers!
Visit BGE's Safety Central for more information on how to register and to download the energy savings learning materials.
BGE sponsors virtual learning robots, through the Digital Classroom 2.0 program.
Through the program and the guidance of the county
school system’s Home and Hospital Teaching team, a
virtual learning robot can be offered to a student who is expected to be out of
school for at least two months or who is going to be out of school
several times each week due to a medical condition or treatment. Grant
funding is available for one virtual learning robot per county within BGE’s
service area. Interested education foundation representatives should visit BGE.com/Giving to
The grants help to expand innovative ideas for academic enhancement and workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and environmental disciplines.
BGE provides tools and resources to help educators in our service area teach children about energy conservation and safety.
Classroom resources can be found at http://energysafekids.org/bge/. The website contains the latest information presented through interactive online technologies with portals specifically for teachers, students and parents. Educational benefits include: