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CDEC in the Classroom

The "Story Behind the Switch" Presentation

Did you know Continental Divide Electric now 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.

CDEC also makes the program available to other audiences of all ages. Call Georgia Mathews in CDEC Member Services, for more information!


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

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