Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students at Dickinson elementary and Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Grand Rapids by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2013-14 kids safety calendar.
Drawings from fourth grade students Elvin Q., of Dickinson elementary, and Claire K., of Immaculate Heart of Mary school were chosen from nearly 2,000 submitted to be featured in the calendar which is distributed to the winning students and their teachers. The calendar is also featured online at ConsumersEnergy.com/kids as well as on the company’s Facebook page.
Every year, Consumers Energy teaches 13,000 students across 23 counties in Michigan about electric and natural gas safety. Students can enter the safety calendar coloring contest after they have seen a safety presentation.
Hazard Hamlet is a free electric safety presentation for third and fourth grade classrooms within the utility’s electric service territory. Students learn how to stay safe around electricity by staying away from downed power lines and recognizing electrical hazards. Respect the Flags is a free natural gas safety presentation offered to second, third and fourth grade classrooms within Consumers Energy’s natural gas service territory. Students learn how to call 811 before they dig and how to recognize, react and report a natural gas leak.
Fifteen winners and 12 honorable mentions are featured in the 15-month calendar. Calendars are given to teachers who host safety presentations in their classrooms throughout the year.
If your school is interested in scheduling a Hazard Hamlet or Respect the Flags presentation, visit www.consumersenergy.com/teachers or email education@consumersenergy.com.
To learn more about Consumers Energy’s education programs and resources, visit www.consumersenergy.com/kids.