FPL launches new educational program aimed at teaching students the value of energy conservation

January 24, 2006
FPL launches new educational program aimed at teaching students the value of energy conservation

JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- Florida Power & Light Company today announced the launch of its newest “Power In Education” initiative, “Captain Conservation Saves the Day”, a new educational assembly-styled program available for elementary school-aged children – kindergarten through third grade – at public schools in FPL’s service area.

“It is our goal that through this educational initiative, thousands of public school elementary students will learn the value of conserving energy at home and at school and be able to share and discuss with family members and friends the importance of energy conservation,” said FPL President Armando Olivera.

Captain Conservation Saves the Day is a 45-minute presentation composed of original songs and student participation segments that promote teamwork, communication skills and listening skills. The show teaches young students how they can conserve energy through examples such as turning off lights and closing doors. Featuring Mik Jacobs as Captain Conservation, a singing, guitar playing, nature conscious, costumed superhero, the show challenges the student audience to spot energy waste and to practice energy conservation. Throughout the show, Captain Conservation shares his commitment to energy conservation and invites audience members to learn through song what they can do, as well as join his Conservation Crew, an elite energy saving team.

A seasoned education professional and Florida native, Jacobs has had extensive museum program and education experience as director of programs and education for The Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA and The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA.

Elementary schools throughout FPL’s service area are invited to schedule one showing of Captain Conservation Saves the Day per school, free of charge, by visiting Captain Conservation for show dates per region and availability.

FPL’s “Power In Education” Initiatives

FPL presents a number of educational outreach programs to inform students and parents alike on the various aspects of energy. The Electrifying Experience and Energy Whys, and Storm Science programs are our science outreach programs designed to educate students Pre-K though 12 on energy history, safety and its multiple forms. FPL's Energy Encounter, located at the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, features over 30 interactive displays on energy, electricity, nuclear power and the environment.

An Energy Treasure Hunt, the Marine Education Center, the College of Turtle Knowledge are just a few of the things offered in a hands-on classroom programs for school field trips. They also provide Wonderful Wednesday programs for adults, teacher workshops and a variety of special events listed on our Calendar of Events.

As the newest member of FPL’s energy management programs, Captain Conservation re-emphasizes FPL’s well-established commitment to offering our customers programs that provide them with ways to manage their energy use. Besides Captain Conservation, FPL offers a variety of energy management programs such as an Online Home Energy Survey and top energy conservation tips to help customers save energy for the long term. Other FPL energy management programs include Residential On-Call, a program that rewards participating customers with a monthly reduction on electric bills for subscribing to occasionally cycle off major appliances for short periods of time.

Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer -driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of more than $10 billion and a growing presence in 26 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country’s premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.3 million customer accounts in Florida . FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group’s wholesale electricity generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com and www.FPLEnergy.com.

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