Educate kids on most visible utility asset: wood poles

ColorBookUtilities can expand their community affairs activities and communicate important safety information on overhead lines with a new, customized coloring book available from NAWPC.

The 16-page book Electricity from Tree to Me is designed for children from kindergarten through elementary school. It explains how wood utility poles are made from sustainable and renewable trees and includes important safety messages for about overhead lines, including what to do if lines are on the ground.

Many utilities have community outreach programs and host tours for school field trips or other events. However, few have age-appropriate materials to leave with students that help boost awareness of the utility and its services. The Electricity from Tree to Me coloring book was created to help fill that gap.

The book is designed to be customized with utility information on the inside cover page and the back cover. The pages can feature colored artwork, such as a utility or company logo, so it can be integrated into utility community affairs programs.

Utilities that have ordered customized coloring books report they are a welcome addition to their community outreach efforts.

Custom color books are available for less than a dollar each for 1,000 or more copies. Quantities of 500 and 750 copies are also available at discounted prices. Click here for information on how to order customized coloring books for your utility.

To expand it's use into schools, NAWPC has created a companion Teacher's Lesson Plan for teachers who want to use the coloring book in the classroom. The lesson plan provides learning objectives and suggestions for classroom discussions to engage students.

Energize your utility's community outreach while communicating important safety information about overhead lines with a customized coloring book tailored specifically to your utility!

Click here to review the coloring book.