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EnergySmart Education Theater Program - 2nd & 3rd Grade Classes

Friday, October 01, 2021 8:29 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

This year DRI is once again bringing back Lazy Lou with the EnergySmart Education Theater Program thanks to our grant from Southwest Gas Corporation.  

Performances will be offered virtually to ensure the safety of the students, staff, and performers as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 situation. The focus is on 2nd and 3rd grade classes in areas that receive service from Southwest Gas Corporation.


The 15-minute pre-recorded video performance will tell the story of Lazy Lou, who is so lazy that he is a perpetual energy waster. Luckily, he meets a group of scientists who help him understand the importance of conserving energy. Together they help Lazy Lou become a more thoughtful and efficient consumer of energy.


Important Information: Our goal is to schedule at least 20 virtual performances through the teachers’ Google Meeting platform that can be projected in individual classrooms or run on individual Chromebooks. Following the pre-recorded video will be a Q&A with one of the actors. The total time with the video and Q&A will be approximately 30-40 minutes. Available timeslots can be found HERE and are offered on the hour throughout the week. If allowed by the teachers/school, it would be ideal to schedule multiple classes at once and have them all be in the same Google Meet. This way we can include as many classes as possible within our limited timeslots.


We also have some supplemental material to provide to the classrooms, as well as an online survey for the teachers to provide feedback on this energy conservation program.


Performances will be held October 18-22, 2021.


We are excited to share this with you and look forward to seeing you in one of our performances!


Thank you,


Shawna Witt (she/they)
STEM Programs Manager
Desert Research Institute
755 E Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Nevada State Science Teachers Association
P.O. Box 90761

Henderson, NV 89009

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