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Partnering to educate the next generation

Salmon Power

We partner with the Benton Conservation District to offer Salmon Power.  Salmon Power was designed by staff at the Conservation District and is targeted towards fourth grade classrooms that participate in the Salmon in the Classroom program.  Salmon Power focuses on the role our dams play in providing hydropower and supporting fish migration.

The Energy Experience

Local energy partners and community leaders host a STEM-focused energy and environmental summit for eighth grade students in the Mid-Columbia region.  The Energy Experience was designed to create awareness and understanding of energy resources, electrical safety and public power.  The primary focus is hydropower, nuclear, wind, solar, natural gas and energy efficiency as well as the benefits and challenges of each resource.  Common Core and Next-Generation Science Standards are incorporated into engaging displays and hand-on activities.

Power Day

Benton PUD developed Power Day for 4th grade students. Power Day is a two and a half hour program that gives students a hands-on educational experience as they learn about how electricity works, how it is generated and what forms of energy - Hydro, Nuclear, Solar, and Wind - power our community. Students also learn about electrical safety and careers in the utility industry while getting the chance to hear from engineers, linemen, and more!

Contact Communications at (509) 582-1276 to learn more about this energizing experience.

FWEE Hydropower and Career STEM Academy

The Foundation for Water & Energy Education's Hydropower and Career STEM Academy  gives students the opportunity to fly drones, build hydroelectric models, and more.  All high school students from FWEE member service areas can apply, including employee families. The Academy is held at Rocky Reach Dam.  Host families are available for students outside the Wenatchee area.

You can find the application at