Co-ops in the Classroom

Energizing local classrooms and communities

East River and its member distribution cooperatives team up to present the Co-ops in the Classroom program to their local schools. Co-ops in the Classroom is designed to help children learn the importance of respecting electricity through hands-on lessons. The program teaches students ways to conserve electricity, how to be safe around electricity, helps them recognize where electricity comes from and also introduces them to the cooperative business model and cooperative principles.

By learning these concepts from an early age, the kids will be better prepared to make wise energy decisions now and be conscientious consumers of energy in the future.

Co-ops in the Classroom is available to schools and organizations within East River’s service territory. Jennifer Gross, East River’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, facilitates the program.

For more information on the program or to request a presentation for your school or community organization, please complete and submit the contact form below.

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