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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 their salmon 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.

For more information on The Energy Experience or to RSVP your class for this event.

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) 585-2276 to learn more about this energizing experience.


FWEE Hydropower and Career STEM Academy

The 2019 Foundation for Water & Energy Education Hydropower and Career STEM Academy is now accepting applications! This event 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. Host families are available for students outside the Wenatchee area.

The Academy is June 24-28 at Rocky Reach Dam. You can find the application at www.FWEE.org/Academy