OEC is committed to equipping the next generation of co-op members to turn knowledge into action, lead with confidence and be dedicated community servants. To that end, we offer an extensive suite of educational and leadership programs. Request additional details and schedule below.
A hands-on electricity education curriculum tailored to satisfy state education requirements at each level. We have experiments on magnetism,conductivity and insulation, circuits, generator motors, and more. This program can be interdisciplinary and works great in conjunction with math, history, and business classes. Current curriculum is designed for K-5th grade. You can request a Get Charged! Kit for your classroom below. Please allow a three week lead on all requests.
Do Watt’s Wise
We teach the importance of staying safe around electricity. They go over indoor and outdoor safety, how electricity works—including generation and fuel sources, and storm safety. During the presentation students get to handle actual safety gear used by linemen. We will discuss conductors and insulators and identify different materials as such. Please allow a three week lead on all requests.
We present the idea and guiding principles of this democratic form of business known as cooperative. Workshops have a mix of discussion, group work and interactive elements. Teams must successfully navigate these situations while keeping in mind not only the bottom line, but also democratic member control via the board of directors and make decisions affecting members and employees alike. Please allow a three week lead on all requests.
Live Line Demonstration
Electrical safety is top priority for OEC employees and top priority for our educational programs. Live Line high voltage lessons are catered to every age group from elementary to professional groups like first responders. We train fire and police departments as well as all ages of school groups on how electricity works concentrating on safety, how fuses work, voltage, and the basics of power line design. We present safe electricity practices with a fully functional and interactive trailer–complete with energy arcs, a hot dog demonstration, and engaging content. All requests are pending weather conditions as inclement weather (and the restoration of power) must take precedent. Please allow a three week lead on all requests.
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Call Tory Tedder-Loffland at 405-217-6726 for more information.