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Coastal Electric Cooperative Partners with Discovery CHANNEL School to Help Middle School Students "Get Charged!" About Electricity
Middle schools in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties have been selected to take part in a new educational initiative sponsored by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives®, in partnership with Coastal Electric Cooperative and Discovery Channel School, provider of educational materials to schools nationwide.
The Get Charged! program - which provides basic information about electricity, how it works and how to use it - was administered through Coastal Electric Cooperative, part of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.
Middle school students throughout the area have access to the program, which provides a variety of educational tools - including videos, CD-ROMs, a Teachers Resource Guide, student activity books and other collateral materials - all at no charge - to augment the existing curriculum.
In support of its ongoing commitment to community service, Coastal Electric Cooperative launched the Get Charged! program to give students a real-world understanding of power, the purpose of electricity, and the important role electric cooperatives play in delivering the "juice" that runs their everyday lives.
Discovery Channel School products have been developed by the world's most respected brand for television quality and recognized by leading educational groups for their excellence. Drawing on Discovery's award-winning programming for much of its content, the curriculum and materials used in the Get Charged! program were developed specifically by Discovery Channel School for classroom use and comply with National Science Education Standards. The Get Charged! program represents a first-time partnership for Discovery with a non-educational entity to provide content directly to schools.
"Lots of kids are still in the dark about electricity," said Paul Thomas, vice president, Discovery Education. "We're delighted to partner with the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to help get kids energized about power."
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