UGI Utilities, Inc. has launched a new section on its website, “Energy Safe Kids,” aimed at providing natural gas safety information to school-age children. The section is available at www.ugi.com/kidssafety.
A highlight of the site is an interactive game called “Gas Dash,” which is designed to teach important safety tips in the context of a familiar online game-setting. The site also includes children’s activities such as a word search game, crossword puzzle and a solve-it puzzle.
In addition, the site offers information on natural gas safety, carbon monoxide safety, call before you dig and other information in language written at an appropriate grade level for children.
Another section of “Energy Safe Kids” provides content for teachers, including classroom activities and presentations. Teacher resources integrate the content and skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In addition, the site provides a topical matrix that correlates activities with STEM skills and behaviors.
The site was developed in conjunction with the National Energy Foundation (NEF). NEF is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of educational science materials, programs, products and services. NEF implements a variety of innovative science-related educational opportunities including teacher training, student programs and adult employee training and programs.
UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 660,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers interested in additional information visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities; and Instagram at @ugiutilities.