Summit Students Become Energy Experts
Summit Lane Elementary School students learned the importance of being energy efficient with the help of the National Theatre for Children and PSEG Long Island's show, The Energized Guyz on Nov. 17.
Classes gathered to watch the program, which has traveled to 160 elementary schools across Long Island since September. The show focused on what energy is, the uses of energy, how energy is wasted and ways to conserve energy through the story of Nikki Neutron, a junior superhero who must defeat the Sneaker, who is wasting energy around the city.
Students cheered and laughed as characters were brought to life on stage through performers JP Zippi and CarlyeMessman. Student volunteers were encouraged to participate in the performance and received their own superhero mask for their help in defeating the Sneaker.
"It's really important that we educate and help children and their families understand the importance of our natural resources and using energy wisely," said George Coburn, customer experience manager for PSEG Long Island. "Even young students can understand that they have energy choices. The younger they begin learning, the more likely they will retain these concepts throughout their life."