Elementary schools throughout Florida will be able to educate their students about electricity and energy conservation via unique live theater performances this fall. Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection, a collaboration between Florida Power & Light (FPL) and the National Theatre for Children (NTC) will tour schools this fall.
The comedic play focuses on the following educational points: how electricity and energy are made, the uses of energy, ways energy is wasted and how to conserve energy.
“We’ve brought programs like Men in Plaid into schools for several years, and it’s always a huge success,” said Maureen Wilt, education program manager for FPL. “Energy conservation is becoming increasingly important, and reaching students while they’re young, excited and eager to learn is a precious opportunity.”
Educators also receive access to digital workbooks, teacher guides and digital classroom games and activities that are keyed to the important concepts outlined in the live show. FPL sponsors the performance at each school, making it a cost-free supplement to lessons in science as well as the arts.
During the tour, the professional acting troupe will visit 80 schools, including Elbridge Gale, Equestrian Trails and Wellington elementary schools, and Western Academy Charter School.