At Smart Energy Education and Watt Watchers of Texas we have worked tirelessly to update our resources and continue to provide the best energy education programs out there. Our goal to help boost energy literacy for K-12 students has remained the same throughout the pandemic and continues to motivate us when creating new resources for our community. And speaking of community, we were thrilled we had the opportunity to safely come together in person and launch a new learning experience in San Antonio with the DoSeum and our sponsor CPS Energy.
The DoSeum, San Antonio Museum for Kids (originally the Children’s Museum of San Antonio), has been around for over 25 years and is one of the leading resources parents and educators in San Antonio have when it comes to exciting, hands-on STEM learning experiences. Offering everything from field trips and exhibits to classes and innovative programs, the DoSeum creates opportunities that bring families together and connect them to their community while introducing children of all ages to everything the amazing world of science and technology has to offer.
When partnering with such an amazing powerhouse it’s important to bring an extraordinary project to the table. That’s why Smart Energy Education and Watt Watchers came together with the DoSeum to develop the “What is Energy?” Passport, a booklet made to help children become expert energy-savers through exciting family activities that center around energy conservation and sustainability. Created with resources from Smart Energy Education and Watt Watchers as well as insight from energy expert Michael E. Webber and others from The University of Texas at Austin, the “What is Energy?” Passport is a one of a kind energy literary experience that creates a unique opportunity for children to understand water and energy in a new, interactive environment.
Launched on November 6th, 2021 as a part of a DoSeum Pop-up activity, and hosted alongside a conservation-themed scavenger hunt, the “What is Energy?” Passport was presented as an interactive activity that families and students could participate in together throughout the DoSeum. Life size versions of Watt Watcher’s classic characters, Lil’ Tex and Ann made an appearance as well, posing to take a picture as they stayed on the lookout for the Wasters Gang!
With such a great turn out, it’s refreshing to see the community come together to learn about such an important topic. Energy is in everything and having the ability to understand the systems that are established to make energy accessible to everyone is vital when looking towards a more sustainable future.
A big thanks to everyone who attended the DoSeum launch, especially those young learners who participated in the “What is Energy?” Passport scavenger hunt. To do your own scavenger hunt at home or at school, please visit Watt Watchers to download the activity materials today.