Energy Education

Energy EducationWe have educational programs available for any group or school who would like to take advantage of free material for businesses, students or the community.

All educational programs are free and can be tailored for almost any audience.

K-12 Energy Education Program for teachers (KEEP)

KEEP is a statewide program that increases energy literacy through education. KEEP’s mission is to leverage teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin’s K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings. KEEP is a collaborative effort of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and Wisconsin Utilities.

The program provides multiple ways of engaging teachers and students:

  • One-day professional development workshops with topics such as school building energy efficiency, renewable energy, and place-based learning to increase sustainability.
  • School-to-home programming that includes in-school student training which focuses on utilization of technology for data collection and analysis.
  • Hands-on resources and curriculum that are aligned to state and national standards.
  • Opportunities to learn about careers in the energy industry.
  • Support while participating in Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin.

KEEP is available for all teachers at all grade levels and subjects. Substitute reimbursements may be available for professional development workshops. To learn more, visit

Pedal Power

Pedal Power is a bicycle-powered generator that teaches basic scientific concepts related to the conversion of energy from one form to another and demonstrates the energy needed to power incandescent, CFL, and LED light bulbs, in addition to a hair dryer or radio.  These concepts become tangible as the cyclist literally feels the effort required to power these items and the importance of conserving energy.


This tabletop demonstration is designed to alert the audience to the dangers of high voltage electricity (outdoors) and how to stay safe. The eight-foot PowerTOWN model makes a lasting impression at safety presentations. The crackle of a high voltage electrical arc reinforces electrical safety messages that school-age audiences will not soon forget.