WISPIRG's Energy Service Corps Educates Over 2,000 Children
By: Kelly Rickman
Over spring break this year, student volunteers and AmeriCorps members from WISPIRG’s Energy Service Corps taught over 2,000 children about energy and the environment. During the week of March 14, the group took a tour of Wisconsin, visiting schools and after-school programs in Madison, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Racine. Children were able to participate in hands-on lessons about energy, including games of Electric Charades, and a simulation game to explore global consumption of energy resources, energy conservation, and sustainability.
A second group will travel to Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Eau Claire and La Crosse during the week of March 21. That group anticipates working with 1,100 children over the course of the week. WISPIRG Energy Service Corps members Angela Koenig and Emily Merkel were featured on The Sunrise Show on WEAU News in Eau Claire to discuss one of the educational presentations they're planning.