Middle Schoolers Learn Energy Conservation from PSEG LI

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