Energy & Safety Education

We have educational programs available for any group or school who would like to take advantage of free material for businesses, students or the community.

All educational programs are free and can be tailored for almost any audience.

K-12 Energy Education Program for teachers (KEEP)
This program is offered to teachers at all grade levels. It is designed to provide information and materials about a variety of energy topics for use in the classroom. We offer a limited number of scholarships to teachers from the Maquoketa schools each year.

National Theatre for Children
NTC is offered to all schools each year at no cost. The traveling acting troupe presents a half-hour play on electrical safety and conservation.

Pedal Power
Peddling a bicycle powers lights, fans, a radio, etc. This program demonstrates how electricity is generated and the importance of conserving energy.

PowerTown
This tabletop demonstration is designed to alert the audience to the dangers of high voltage electricity (outside) and how to stay/play safe.

Watts Up! Meter
A Watts Up! meter is available for loan to Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility customers from the public library. It will measure voltage, amperage and cost of appliances or other equipment operating at 110 VAC (e.g. refrigerators, televisions, etc.). You can find out how much energy your appliances are costing you, or compare your current appliances to new energy efficient models.