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NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.


September 2016


Youngsters charge up with renewable energy An excited bunch of youngsters learned about renewable energy during the 2016 Watts Up Kids


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Students attending Watts Up Kids Camp made s’mores and heated them up using a pizza box solar oven and sun power. The campers couldn’t wait to eat them.


n excited group of youngsters attended NWEC’s annual Watts Up Kids Camp on Aug.


3. The camp provides fun activities and facts about the basics—what is electricity, the need to respect its power and how to avoid electrical accidents.


After watching a video about how electricity is made, the campers participated in activities covering solar and wind power. They used solar garden lights and mason jars to make nighlights and heated up some s’mores using a pizza box solar oven. To learn about wind power, they constructed their own wind turbines (pinwheels) from paper and


Camp. This year’s attendees were (back row) Blake Huckaby, Clara Zapata, Reece Hensley, Jackson Crotts, Carson Medina, Dycen Hensley, Adin Taylor, Sky Eckenrode, (middle row) Jase Wyrick, James Case, Emma Case, Laura Bradt, Tate Dewald, Joshua Crotts, Kevyn Medina, (seated) Xander Nielsen, Savannah Pierce, Lexi Blevins, Brecken Burson, Madison Lawther and Mackenzie McIlvain.


pencils. The highlight of the morn- ing had to be when the s’mores were finally ready to eat.


They watched a safety demonstra- tion covering potential hazards like climbing trees or flying kites near power lines and playing hide-and- seek near the big metal electrical boxes. (5156002) Tanner Loomis demonstrated the various tools he uses on the job as a lineman and answered some interest- ing questions from the campers. Teaching children about electric- ity and safety is important. Watts Up Kids Camp provides a fun environ- ment in which they can learn about safety and have a great time doing it.


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