We believe energy and water resource education is important. We provide grant funds to local schools, offer tours and presentations and support educational activities in our community.
As a part of our commitment to education, we provide about $500,000 in grant funds to the four school districts in our service area in support of water and energy curriculum and activities.
Each year thousands of students in the following school districts benefit from programs funded through our education grants.
LCC's Energy Management Program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree that prepares students for a career in the energy management field. It's important to us that our community has a skilled workforce that can wisely manage energy use in homes, businesses and industry. We provide LCC with an annual grant of $70,000 to help reach that goal.LCC's Program
Hands-on learning makes a difference. We currently offer the following:
Middle school students challenge their math and science skills as they design and build photovolatic powered cars. Each year hundreds of students spend a Saturday in early June seeing if their creation has what it takes to win first place.
The KidWind Challenge is a recent addition to our education program. Students explore the power of wind by building and testing their own turbines. After participating in a local challenge, the winning team is invited to demonstrate their wind power knowledge and test their turbine in a wind tunnel at regional and national competitions.
We love celebrating public power and we love reading. In the first week of October we combine the two with our Power Readers program. EWEB staff visit kindergarten classrooms to read a book about electricity and talk to kids about indoor and outdoor power safety.
We also invite fifth grade students in the area to participate in an annual poster contest celebrating public power.
Watch for information about both programs in early September.
Giving back to the community is a part of what we do every day. We want to make the greater Eugene area an even better place to live.
See what's happening and join us for an upcoming event. From home shows to the annual Run to Stay Warm, we are out and about quite often.