PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: April 6, 2020
For More Information Contact:
Maggie Downey – 508-737-3774
mdowney@capelightcompact.org

Cape Light Compact Offers Energy Education Resources 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 energy education 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 continue to be closed in the coming weeks. 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 in April. Each lesson plan is intended to be taught over the period of a week. If schools are closed beyond May 4th, additional lessons will be added for each week that schools are closed. The four topics currently covered 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.

The lesson plans can be found at www.capelightcompact.org/parentteacherresources. Additional lessons and activities can be found at www.NEED.org.

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.
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