Space Station Conservation: Science with a Twist!

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TNMP and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) have partnered to educate and inspire Texas students and their families.

“Live theatre is a great way to educate,” says NTC president and founder Ward Eames. “The show goes beyond reading or other more passive methods of engaging kids."

TNMP and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) have partnered to educate and inspire Texas students and their families. From November 6 through December 8, 2017, professional actors from NTC will visit 40 elementary schools with live performances of Space Station Conservation, sparking conversations on energy efficiency in classrooms throughout TNMP’s service area. The program will focus on:

  • What energy is
  • The uses of energy
  • How energy is wasted
  • How to conserve energy

The live program revolves around Harmonica Mars, an astronaut who discovers that the notorious alien Bile is wasting energy all over the galaxy. With the help of student volunteers, as well as colorful characters like fellow astronaut Sally Tide, Harmonica Mars sets off to stop Bile.

In addition to live performances, the program includes student playbooks (both print and online versions), teacher guides, e-books, and digital games and activities that align with the important concepts outlined in the live shows. TNMP sponsors every aspect of the program, making the performances and materials a cost-free supplement to lessons in science, literacy and the arts.

“Live theatre is a great way to educate,” says NTC president and founder Ward Eames. “The show goes beyond reading or other more passive methods of engaging kids. These children are watching a story unfold right before their very eyes, with the two actors playing all sorts of characters. We don’t lose the kids’ attention for a minute, because they get to respond and interact with the show. It really sticks with them.”

For a complete list of schools and locations on the tour, contact Matt Levine at mlevine(at)ntccorporate(dot)com. For more information on The National Theatre for Children, visit: http://www.nationaltheatre.com.

About TNMP

TNMP is an electricity transmission and distribution service provider. We provide electricity to about 245,000 homes and businesses throughout Texas. We have about 375 employees in more than 20 communities throughout Texas, with our main office in Lewisville. We are a subsidiary of PNM Resources. Our formal name is Texas-New Mexico Power Co., but we now serve only Texas.

We deliver: electricity that customers purchase through the Texas Electric Choice program; accurate, timely meter readings transmitted to retail providers for billing purposes; service connections and re-connections as requested by retail providers; locally based service that ensures prompt response to power outages; and construction and maintenance of the poles and wires that deliver electricity.

About The National Theatre for Children

NTC is a premium provider of educational programming with operations in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. We work directly between schools and clients to promote beneficial behaviors and life skills to students in grades K-12 on a local, regional and national level.

Our award-winning educational programs are provided free for schools and are customizable to accommodate specific messages and goals for clients. Through formats including live performance, in-class discussion, graphic novels, print curriculum, and digital games and activities, we present topics such as energy conservation, safety, financial literacy, STEM, water and environmental stewardship, and health and social responsibility in ways that engage and empower students. In doing so, we are helping our clients to be forces of change for students, parents and communities.

Visit http://www.NTCcorporate.com.

Please direct inquiries to:
Matt Levine
Client Services Representative
mlevine(at)ntccorporate(dot)com

Stefani Case
Energy Efficiency Manager
Stefani.case(at)tnmp(dot)com

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