Students Become Energy-Saving Superheroes Through Interactive Show
By: Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) have collaborated to educate and inspire Florida students on the importance of energy conservation with the engaging “Captain Wattage” show. From Sept. 17 through Nov. 9, professional actors from NTC will visit elementary schools with live performances of “Captain Wattage,” sparking conversations on energy efficiency in classrooms throughout FPL’s service area.
“FPL has sponsored live theater performances like ‘Captain Wattage’ for the past 13 years in schools across Florida,” said Pamela Rauch, vice president of external affairs and economic development for FPL. “The show reaches more than 50,000 students a year, creating awareness of the importance of energy efficiency at a young age. Supporting programs like this is part of our company’s commitment to education and enriching Florida students’ experiences as they relate to being environmentally conscious and keeping our state beautiful.”
The show focuses on what energy is, the ways it can be wasted and how to conserve it for future generations. The live program revolves around Captain Wattage, a superhero who learns that the notorious Vivica Voltage has been leaving lights on all over the city. With the help of student volunteers, as well as colorful characters like Iona Badge and Mrs. Ellie Mentry, Captain Wattage sets off to learn about energy conservation and stop Vivica.