1/26/2006
Louie The Lightning Bug Buzzes Into Catoosa With Live Electrical Safety

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is bringing its electrical safety education efforts into the classroom through an innovative, interactive educational touring theatre show that actively engages local school children in learning.
 
The Further Adventures of Louie the Lightning Bug is a fast-paced, action-packed live learning program that involves kids in the subject matter, presents lessons in a way that kids enjoy and helps children remember what they learned about electrical safety long after the show is over.
 
PSO is sponsoring The Further Adventures of Louie the Lightning Bug in area elementary schools at no charge. The program will be at Helen Paul Learning Center in Catoosa at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. on January 26th.
 
Using colorful sets and characters in humorous situations, Further Adventures is designed to teach young people the concepts and importance of electrical safety.
 
The producer of this educational program is The National Theater for Children (NTC), a Minnesota-based national touring company. NTC develops and performs educational theater programs for schools on behalf of corporations, non-profits and municipalities that wish to teach important societal messages in a unique way. Using creative audience participation techniques, NTC performs age-appropriate live theater and supplies each student and teacher with follow-up curriculum.

Vic Brown, manager, Community Affairs, said bringing Further Adventures to local schools underscores PSO’s commitment to electrical safety and the education of young people.
 
Working together, PSO and NTC will make it possible for every local student to learn about electrical safety in a fun, exciting way.  Through this program, children will be encouraged to play it safe around electricity.”
 
Further Adventures will be offered to elementary schools around Oklahoma over the next two years. The curriculum materials that accompany the program are used in the classroom to expand on and reinforce electricity and electrical safety concepts. The materials include booklets that students can take home and share with parents to demonstrate and strengthen the students’ understanding.
Schools interested in scheduling a presentation should call 1-800-858-3999.
 
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power, is an electric utility company serving more than approximately 511,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma.  Based in Tulsa, PSO has more than 4,000 megawatts of generating capacity.

Andrea Chancellor, Manager
Corporate Communications
918-599-2052

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