Classroom Support

Free programs for schools

Safety education

It’s only natural that we’re committed to educating kids about using electricity safely and wisely.

Schools in the PGE service area can take advantage of a wide selection of free curriculum materials and programs that will engage, inform and inspire students.

Curriculum materials

Each fall, we send local educators information on the free curriculum materials available from PGE on electricity and electrical safety, energy efficiency, renewable energy and more.

All materials align with Oregon state education standards and include:

  • Age-appropriate books filled with stories, games and experiments
  • Comprehensive teacher’s guides
  • Easy online ordering — a few clicks and it’s delivered free to your classroom.

Live performances

Each year, PGE provides hundreds of live performances for kindergarten through sixth grade schools on electrical safety and energy education.

Sign up for one of our two newest shows:

Safety: Pedro’s Path to Power – Grades K-3

PGE and Oregon Children’s Theatre offer this lively, interactive, bi-lingual musical that teaches kids to make smart, safe choices. Watch a video preview. Book this show directly through Oregon Children’s Theatre.

Using energy wisely and STEM: On the Grid – Grades 4-6

This high-energy show, presented by Mad Science, teaches students about energy supply issues facing our planet and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers associated with future energy needs. To schedule, call Mad Science at 503-230-8040.

View a list of all live presentations.

Interactive energy education websites

Create experiments, play science games, watch short videos and more:

Speakers and hydro plant tours

PGE speakers can come to your class to talk to students about how power is created and distributed and how they can use energy wisely.

We can also help you arrange a tour of our Clackamas River hydropower plants.

Interested in scheduling a speaker or tour? Use our online request form.