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.
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.
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.
Renewable Energy: Planet X – Grades 4-6
This fun, high-energy show, presented by Mad Science, gets kids thinking about the energy supply issues facing our planet, how to differentiate between renewable and non-renewable power sources, and the importance of conserving energy. Book directly with Mad Science by email or at 503-230-8040.
Interactive energy education websites
Create experiments, play science games, watch short videos and more:
- Electrical Safety-SMART
- Switch Labs is a PGE video series of experiments examining energy myths
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.