For Immediate Release: May 1, 2020
For More Information Contact:
Maggie Downey – 508-737-3774
Cape Light Compact Offers Eight Additional Weeks of Energy Education Lesson Plans for Parents and Teachers
South Yarmouth, MA – Cape Light Compact (Compact), the local Mass Save® Sponsor, is proud to partner with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to offer Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard parents and teachers access to eight new energy education lesson plans. At the beginning of April, the Compact created four lesson plans and made one available on the Monday of each week. In light of Governor Baker’s order that schools remain closed through the end of the school year, the Compact looks to extend this offer with eight new lesson plans. The lesson plans are aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Compact recognizes that the impacts of COVID-19 have caused teachers to find themselves educating students in new ways, and parents are now taking an even more active role in their children’s education as schools will remain closed until the end of the school year. The Compact hopes to continue its support in educating the region’s students about energy through these new lesson plans.
A new lesson plan will be available for use by teachers and parents every Monday, with the final lesson being made available on June 22. Each lesson plan is intended to be taught over the period of a week. The new lesson plans will cover lighting, appliance, HVAC and transportation energy use, solar, wind, and geothermal energy production, and climate science. The four topics made available in April which are still accessible are energy sources, electricity and electricity generation, electricity conservation at home, and measuring your electric consumption.
Each lesson offers grade specific variations broken into grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 specific materials. These lessons will include a short reading activity, a worksheet and additional learning resources.
ABOUT CAPE LIGHT COMPACT JPE
Cape Light Compact JPE, is an award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and Dukes County. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 205,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy and renewable competitive electricity supply. For more information, visit www.capelightcompact.org.