Florida Power & Light energizes classrooms with zany, new educational school show

The fast-paced, educational school show, “Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection,” is energizing classrooms throughout Florida Power & Light Company's service territory in 2013. The live mystery theater program has officially arrived in Florida schools and is helping teach elementary students about energy conservation. 

"Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection," delivers important energy conservation messages through costumes, a colorful set and an engaging cast of characters including Moldy and Skuller, The Boss, Ooot Blatuu, and The Slug. Their adventures help teach students lessons about how electricity and energy are made, the uses of energy, and how they can help save energy, all with the help of a posse of hilarious characters and their zany energy endeavors. 

“We know that many teachers reach into their own pockets to supplement their teaching and to help bring lessons to life," said FPL's Education Program Manager Maureen Wilt. "It's our hope that programs like this will inspire students to be energy conservation advocates in their homes and ease the educational load on Florida teachers.” 

The show is performed by professional actors from The National Theatre for Children based in Minneapolis, Minn. This organization specializes in writing and performing educational programs for children nationwide using simple sets and audience participation. 

The 25-minute show is packed with comedic exchanges and engaging demonstrations designed to help kids laugh and learn about energy and its role in our lives, and ways they can step up and help conserve.

To learn more about this program and to see the tour schedule, visit www.fpl.com/education

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