Do you have electrical skills? Adams Electric Cooperative, Ameren, and University of Illinois Extension have been teaching local students the basics of electricity, safety and energy efficiency for many years. On Wednesday, June 6, students from all over the area met at Bailey Park for this year’s event.
The school consisted of a Wheel of Wow game, a basket truck demonstration, and five workshops.
Beginners made their own extension cord. Second year students made a soda can lamp. Third year students learned basic house wiring. Fourth year students toured the Randy D. Rigg Memorial Wind Turbine in Mt. Sterling. The final class allowed students to see how the Cooperative uses its mapping system to locate members, maintain equipment and restore power during outages.
A special thank you to the Home Depot of Quincy for donating supplies to update the electrical boards for the circuits & switches class and to the Salvation Army Kroc Center for donating prizes. As always, thank you so much to the staff from Adams Electric, Ameren and the University of Illinois Extension Adams/Brown Unit, parents, and volunteers who make this program possible!