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OUC Takes Conservation, Alternative Sources to School

This school year more than 10,000 fifth grade students in Central Florida will get the opportunity to make an aquifer, build a solar-powered car and test low flow showerheads and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) against traditional fixtures as part of an electric and water conservation and alternative sources educational program.

OUC has partnered with the Orlando Science Center to deliver an interactive curriculum to Orange and Osceola county public school classrooms within OUC’s service territory. The curriculum which meets Common Core Standards, has been taught in nearly 2,000 classes since 2009 – reaching more than 40,000 students.

The program includes two 90-minute classroom workshops for students as well as hands-on labs and pre- and post-classroom activities.