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Brainerd students to study 'Captain Wattage' to the Rescue!

Brainerd students to study ‘Captain Wattage’ to the Rescue!

The Brainerd School District is among the schools in the state to participate in Minnesota Power’s educational program called “Captain Wattage” to the Rescue! that teaches elementary school students how to be safe around electricity. The comprehensive curriculum is being offered for free to elementary schools throughout the company’s service territory in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Captain Wattage includes an all-school assembly, student workbooks, classroom teacher guides and school posters that refer directly to the live theatre performance. Also included are educational applications and digital education games that can be played on interactive whiteboards, PCs or tablets in the classroom or at home.

Produced by The National Theatre for Children, the program focuses on four important educational concepts: How electricity is made; the uses of electricity; identifying dangerous electrical situations; and staying safe around electricity.

The live theatre assembly features two professional actors who play a variety of funny characters such as the show’s protagonist and super hero “Captain Wattage,” his third grade teacher “Mrs. Ellie Mentry,” a police officer on the beat, “Iona Badge” and his arch-nemesis “Vivica Voltage.”

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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