For the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, educating the public about electrical safety is an ongoing effort and a top priority. One of the main ways we accomplish this goal is by presenting programs for students at schools located within the service areas of the state's electric cooperatives.
Those programs include:
- Making Accidents Disappear - Scott Davis, a magician, has teamed up with the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas to use magic tricks to teach electrical safety to elementary school students. The 40-minute program, launched in the spring of 2003, is a big hit. To schedule a performance, please contact your local electric cooperative.
- High Voltage Safety Demonstration - For more than 20 years, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have traveled across the state with a trailer equipped with a model electrical distribution system, including poles, wires and a transformer, among other equipment. The demonstrations are performed with live electrical power, about 7,000 volts, to educate the public about proper safety precautions around electrical equipment.
- Safety Village Demonstration - Ideal for elementary school students, this program features the cooperatives' "Safety Village," a model community complete with a working electrical distribution system. The desktop model is well-suited for use in the classroom. A cooperative representative will present the program.
For more information or to schedule one of these programs, contact your local electric cooperative. Click here for a listing of the state's electric cooperatives.