For more than 35 years, MGE has provided its free “Switch to Safety” classroom programs to area elementary schools. “Switch to Safety” is a 30-minute, electric safety tabletop demonstration for fourth-grade students. The program centerpiece is Hazard Hamlet®, an energized tabletop city where both outdoor and indoor electric safety scenarios are demonstrated with instructions on how to safely respond in an electrical emergency. Each scenario arcs and sparks when the characters in the simulator violate safety rules, creating a memorable learning experience. About 2,000 students participate in the program each year plus those who attend a number of other MGE-sponsored community safety events, such as Safety Saturday, National Night Out and Safety Town.
To schedule “Switch to Safety” for your classroom, contact Flossie Baryenbruch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 277-9323 or Jim Jenson, MGE community education manager, at email@example.com or (608) 252-7091.