BLAST OFF on the Energy Express this Summer!

July 11, 2019
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We are excited to be celebrating our third year of visiting Montgomery County Public Libraries during their Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and the Department of Environmental Protection’s Residential Energy Program has so many stories about ENERGY that we want to share with kids (and their families) throughout the County. This year, we have special treat because students from the P.O.W.E.R. (Peer Outreach with Energy Resources) Program we be providing these presentations to students and their families.

The P.O.W.E.R. Program is a collaborative between Audubon Naturalist Society and DEP. Through this program, high school students learned how to share valuable information with Montgomery County residents about energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy opportunities available to them. These high school students have trained since October to provide the most informative and interactive presentation at libraries this summer.

Join us for one of these presentations and learn about the different forms of energy and see how to use some tools in action like the Kill-a-watt meter and the FLIR thermal camera. Participants will also be encouraged to start sharing their stories about energy with others so that we are all adding to the “Universe of Stories.”

Come to a Presentation

We visited the following Montgomery County Public Library during the Summer 2019. We are grateful for the libraries for hosting us and all the kids and families who joined us.

Until next year!!!

  • June 25, 2019, Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
  • June 25, 2019, Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Germantown Library, 19840 Century Boulevard, Germantown, MD 20874
  • June 27, 2019, Thursday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • June 27, 2019, Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20853
  • July 9, 2019, Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville, MD 20851
  • July 9, 2019, Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Maggie Nightingale Library, 19633 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837
  • July 11, 2019, Thursday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • July 11, 2019, Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • July 16, 2019, Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
  • July 16, 2019, Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD 20832
  • July 18, 2019, Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904
  • July 23, 2019, Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
  • July 23, 2019, Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Damascus Library, 9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
  • July 25, 2019, Thursday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895
  • July 25, 2019, Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816
  • July 30, 2019, Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817
  • July 30, 2019, Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Suggestions from the P.O.W.E.R. Team 

The P.O.W.E.R. Team has gone through the library to find books that relate to the topic we will be presenting at Energy Express this summer – the forms of energy! If you can read one of these books before attending the presentation, GREAT! If you are not able to attend a presentation, feel free to check one of these books out of the library!

Also don’t forget that you can borrow a Kill-a-watt Meter and a FLIR Thermal Camera from the library as well. We will be exploring how to use these tools during the presentation as well.

     

 



2 comments on "BLAST OFF on the Energy Express this Summer!"

  1. elle says:

    I like this energy website.
    I didn’t know I could check out thermal energy loss checker so I will do that.

    Thank You.

    1. Larissa Johnson says:

      Elle,

      You can borrow a thermal camera by visiting this website: https://mdpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/catalog/search/results?qu=thermal+camera&te=&rt=false%7C%7C%7CSUBJECT%7C%7C%7CSubject – your name will go on the hold list and then you will be notified when it is ready!

      Have fun!

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