The Watt Watcher Program in brief
The basic program gets your students to patrol the school looking for empty classrooms with the lights on. They turn out the lights and leave a reminder ticket for the teacher (or a thank you note if the lights are consistently out). The students keep track of their patrol numbers; number of lights on in use, number of lights on not in use and lights out.
The older students perform energy audits. Auditing the number of lights on or off in areas and making reports, then re-auditing on another date. Students do not pass out tickets at this level but still make valuable observations.
At both campus levels, there are experiments and curriculum available for students which can include solar power, studying the green house effect, how to read an electric meter, doing energy audits at home and many more. The entire program is free and sponsored by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO).
Watt Watcher Project Boxes
Available this year to check out from the Energy Management Dept. are curriculum project boxes. These boxes are available for use by the teachers as an aid to teaching. There are experiments, projects and even games. The Watt Watcher Project box has selected items taken directly from the State "Knowledge is Power" book for Watt Watchers. For a short description of each box and to view the order form please click on the link below. Watt Watcher Project Box Request Form