Beginning September 9, the next wave of elementary students in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana will learn about electrical safety in a program that features a giant yellow insect.
The Further Adventures of Louie the Lightning Bug is a multimedia safety program that actively engages students in learning what they and their families can do to be safe around electricity.
The curriculum is sponsored by AEP Texas, Public Service of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), all operating companies of American Electric Power (AEP). 150 elementary schools in their collective service territories are being offered this educational program at no charge.
The Further Adventures of Louie the Lightning Bug, produced by The National Theatre for Children, uses a combination of interactive learning techniques that include an all-school assembly performed by professional actors, classroom curriculum, digital educational games and homework assignments.
It teaches elementary students about how electricity is made and used, how to identify dangerous situations and ways to stay safe around electricity.