Energy Express 2021: From Fossil Fuels to Fuels of the Future

July 10, 2021
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What is Energy Express?

Since the summer of 2017, the County has been partnering with Montgomery County Public Libraries during the summer to support their Summer Reading Program. The target audience for Energy Express is elementary-aged students (K-6th grade) and their parents. During these presentations, we take the theme of the Summer Reading Program and create a STEM focused presentation about ENERGY. Every year, there is a different theme so the focus changes but the activities are always interactive, engaging, and educational.

This is the 5th year we are partnering with Montgomery County Public Libraries during their Summer Reading Program and we will be VIRTUAL again this year. Yes, all of our presentations will be via Zoom. You will have to register with the libraries to attend.

Summer Reading Theme 2021: Tails and Tales

This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales” 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 a 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 collaboration 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 been trained to provide the most informative and interactive presentation at libraries this summer.

Join us for this energy journey where we tell the TALE of energy from fossils to fuels of the future. We loved the “Choose You Own Adventure” theme so much that this year, students will get to choose their favorite dinosaur TAIL to help us tell this TALE.

Participants are invited to pick up an activity kit before or after this program at one of the following libraries: Aspen Hill, Connie Morella, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Wheaton.

Past Events

Aspen Hill Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Rockville Memorial Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Twinbrook Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
White Oak Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Marilyn J. Praisner Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Kensington Park Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Little Falls Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Damascus Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Long Branch Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Quince Orchard Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Connie Morella Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Gaithersburg Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Silver Spring Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Noyes Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Olney Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Davis Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

 



One comment on "Energy Express 2021: From Fossil Fuels to Fuels of the Future"

  1. Thank you for making this wonderful program possible!

    I am part of a team of teachers and students (middle and high school in Mo county). We’d love to attend one or more of the student’s marvelous P.O.W.E.R. library presentations.

    I see that presentations are scheduled to run at least from June 17 to August 3.

    Will there be any library presentations in late August? Specifically in the August 12 to August 23 range.

    Also: Are there any plans for P.O.W.E.R. presentations to be made in MoCo schools in the fall or spring? If so, would love to learn more on that. Would be great in our schools!

    Thank you!

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