Published On: Sat, Sep 29th, 2018

Vectren launches annual, fourth-grade energy safety education program

For the eleventh consecutive year, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) plan to bring Energy Safe Kids, an interactive, hands-on safety education program, to area schools. Based on fourth-grade curriculum, the program educates children about natural gas safety through classroom presentations and take-home energy safety booklets.

The Energy Safe Kids presentations will be at the following school next week:

  • Maple Ridge Elementary School – Monday, Oct. 1 at 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

“Energy Safe Kids is an enjoyable program for fourth graders to learn about natural gas safety. While the topic is pretty serious, we use fun and engaging activities to explore the properties of natural gas and talk about what the kids should do if they suspect a natural gas leak,” said Mike Roeder, vice president of government affairs and president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – North.

This fall, Vectren and NEF plan to provide 190 classroom presentations to more than 10,000 students in more than 130 schools throughout Vectren’s Indiana service territories: Vectren North and Vectren South.

Participating students will learn about the basics of natural gas. Each student will receive an Energy Safety booklet that encourages him/her to Live Smart and Take Action by following safety precautions at home and at school. Each participating teacher/classroom will receive teaching materials that include a teacher guide, accompanying CD and energy instructional posters.

About Vectren Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio, primarily in the west central area. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services and energy services. To learn more about Vectren, visit www.vectren.com.

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