Middle Schoolers Learn Energy Conservation from PSEG LI

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It’s not every day the words “improvisational comedy” and “energy conservation” are used in the same sentence. Recently, 200 middle school students from Carle Place Middle/High School learned how the two terms are connected when they were treated to a new live-action theater performance to complement their classroom learning on energy and electricity. 

Throughout the month of March, the PSEG Long Island-sponsored “Resource Force” was presented to nearly 12,000 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students and their teachers at 30 middle schools to educate them about energy waste and energy conservation.

“Resource Force” is a 40-minute improvisational comedy show on energy and energy conservation presented by the National Theatre for Children (NTC). The live program features two professional actor-educators performing a series of comedy sketches about energy resources and how they relate to the world. Improvising as they take suggestions from students in the audience, the actor-educators create a unique experience with each show and provide knowledge and practical ideas that students can use to make a difference in their homes and communities.

Seventh-grade science teacher Sherry Ostroff brought the show to Carle Place. “The PSEG Long Island-sponsored program was a fun, interactive, fast-paced experience for all of our students,” she Ms. Ostroff, who along with students was highlighted in a PSEG video about  the program.

In addition to the live performances for students, parents can sign up to receive free energy-efficiency kits that feature electric energy-saving tools and LED lightbulbs. 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. It’s a win-win-win for students and their schools as the three schools that order the most energy efficiency kits will also win up to $1,000. 

Watch PSEG’s coverage of Carle Place Middle/High School’s “Resource Force” assembly at  
https://youtu.be/e6Uj8KXRq9s