Greenlawn Elementary Students Get Lesson In Energy Conservation

The Energized Guyz live theater performance was offered by PSEG Long Island.

Students at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School in Greenlawn are “energy wise”, thanks to PSEG Long Island and The National Theatre for Children (NTC). Students enjoyed interacting with the NTC performers during the live Energized Guyz theater performance, which taught them about energy and how to save it.

PSEG Long Island brings shows to local schools throughout the year to help kids learn at a young age how and why it is important to save energy. Thomas J. Lahey’s students are among the 40,000 students in Long Island and the Rockaways to see the Conservation Caper this fall. This is the sixth season the program has been offered by PSEG Long Island to area schools free of charge. From September through December, kindergarten through sixth-grade students at 100 schools will be entertained by the show.

The Conservation Caper focuses on four key takeaways and is meant to spark conversations in the classroom on energy efficiency. During the twenty-minute performance, students learn:

• What energy is;
• The uses of energy;
• How energy is wasted; and
• Ways to conserve energy.

In addition to live performances, the program includes student playbooks (print and online versions), teacher guides, e-books and digital games and activities that align with the important concepts outlined in the live shows. PSEG Long Island sponsors every aspect of the program, making the performances and materials a cost-free supplement to lessons in science, literacy and the arts.

“We sponsor these energy conservation performances because students, their teachers, and administrators have told us it’s an effective way to open the conversation about reducing energy consumption in a fun and interactive way,” said Suzanne Brienza, director of customer experience and utility marketing, PSEG Long Island. “Along with presenting the program, we offer families free energy efficiency kits and the opportunity for their schools to vie for hundreds of dollars in incentives for going greener.”

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