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CDEC in the Classroom

The "Story Behind the Switch" Presentation

Continental Divide Electric Co-op offers a classroom presentation designed to teach youth the following:

  • How to be safe around electricity
  • How electricity is generated through traditional and renewable resources
  • How electricity travels from the power source to the light switches in their homes
  • And, how kids can teach their parents to be good stewards of electricity through energy efficiency

The program is available to fourth- through sixth-grade classes throughout CDEC's service territory. The Story Behind the Switch was developed by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and made available through CDEC's power provider Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. It is about an hour long and includes hands-on demonstrations with a Van de Graaff (static electricity) generator, a plasma ball and interactive teaching tools.

With enough advance notice, CDEC can tailor the program to audiences of all ages. Call Mac Juarez or Georgia Mathews in CDEC's Member Services Department, for more information!


200 E. High St., P.O. Box 1087, Grants, NM 87020 • (505) 285-6656

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