Find out as TVA and Adventure Science Center team up with local power companies in April to bring TVA Energy Month. Learn about the latest developments in energy conservation and efficiency, green buildings, renewable energy sources, and much more.
The programs are part of a statewide partnership between TVA, local power companies and the Science Alliance of Tennessee, of which Adventure Science Center is a member.
During April, visitors to the Science Center will receive $1 off general admission when they bring their local electric utility bill. More information is available at www.adventuresci.org/TVAenergymonth.
“We’re excited to partner with TVA on such an important subject that affects our everyday lives,” said Susan Duvenhage, president and CEO of Adventure Science Center. “These programs will help our visitors better understand the science behind energy usage—things we often take for granted, such as turning on a light switch, watching TV or keeping our home cool in the summer. Plus, we’ll be exploring some of the newer technologies that are powering our world.”
“TVA believes in working with local power companies on programs that make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Jimmy Allen, TVA Customer Service general manager. “Partnerships like this one help promote the importance of science, technology, engineering and math concepts.”
TVA Energy Month Programs & Activities at Adventure Science Center
Daily in April – Sci-Bites live science demonstrations: “Energy Misers.” Having a hard time convincing your parents to raise your allowance? Learn how to become an “energy miser” by tracking down the energy hogs in your home and earn extra pennies! Included with general admission.
April 1 | 10:30 a.m. – Learn how Nashville Electric Service lineworkers inspect transmission wires and keep the power running. See an NES “bucket truck” up close! Free and open to the public, weather permitting.
April 10 | 2 p.m. – Family Science Lab: “Renewable Energy.” Conduct hands-on experiments using two main forms of renewable energy (wind and light). Participants will set up experiments using wind turbines to generate other forms of energy (kinetic, electric, sound, and chemical). Lab fee applies. Registration required.
April 12 | 11 a.m. to noon – Do-it-yourself workshop: Learn how to caulk around those drafty doors and windows, along with other tips to make your home more energy efficient! Included with general admission.
April 15 | 2 p.m. – Family Science Lab: “Engineer It – Wind Turbines.” Experiment with blade shape and size to determine the most efficient design for a wind turbine that generates the greatest amount of voltage. Lab fee applies. Registration required.
April 17 | 7 p.m. – Science Café: “Powering the Grid with Negawatts.” Learn about demand response, energy efficiency, advanced metering, direct load control and more. Free and open to the public.
April 19 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Earth Day Celebration: Learn about forms of renewable energy and “green building.” See the special presentation “Giants of Electrical Science,” and much more. Included with general admission.
April 29 | 2 p.m. – Family Science Lab: “Renewable Energy.” Conduct hands-on experiments using two main forms of renewable energy (wind and light). Participants will set up experiments using wind turbines to generate other forms of energy (kinetic, electric, sound, and chemical). Lab fee applies. Registration required.
School/Teacher Programs (by reservation only at 615-862-5177):
• Field trip experience for 10 Title I classes for Engineer It – Wind Turbines Lab, including transportation, admission and program.
• Teacher Workshop: Growing Up Wild!, a PreK – 2nd grade teacher program developed by Project WILD and Council for Environmental Education.
• Special program by Trevecca University on LEED certified building.
Sponsored by TVA and Middle Tennessee local power companies.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.