An energizing performance starring superhero characters taught fourth graders at Bayville Intermediate School and Locust Valley Intermediate School about the importance of conserving energy and offered important tips for doing so as part of an assembly sponsored by PSEG Long Island.

The program featuring the Energized Guyz was performed by actors from the National Theater for Children and focused on defining energy, the uses of energy, how energy is wasted and ways to conserve it. The show was centered around an energy crisis that the superheroes needed to stop. Important lessons on energy conservation methods and tactics to cut down energy waste at home were incorporated into the story. Children learned that turning off lights and computers are vital to energy conservation, as well as using energy efficient light bulbs and conserving water. They also learned about renewable and non-renewable resources.  

“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.”

The fourth-grade curriculum includes a unit on energy, making this presentation timely for the students.