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Energize Connecticut Center Hosts ‘Water Powers the World’ Family Activity Day
Kids designed solar circuits at an earlier Energize Connecticut Center program. On Friday, Aug. 18, the center will offer a program on water power. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Grossman)
On Friday, Aug. 18, the Energize Connecticut Center will conclude its Renewable Energy Summer Series with a kid-friendly exploration on water energy.
The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Energize Connecticut Center, 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven (next to Panera Bread in the Target Plaza). It is free of charge and open to the public.
During the afternoon event, kids and families will learn how water generates energy and travels through the natural habitat. Project WET, an advocate of water education and solving water issues, and the Regional Water Authority will provide interactive and hands-on activities and experiments, including interacting with a water discovery table, building a water wheel, demonstrating how hydro-electric power is created, and exploring the tidal marsh trail adjacent to the Energize Connecticut Center.
The Energize Connecticut Center’s family programming is designed to provide entertainment for children of all ages and their families while simultaneously educating them on the impact our energy consumption has on the planet, and ways to be more energy efficient.
The next event at the center will be on Friday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. where guests will explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with First Robotics.