Take the “Journey of Energy” with Free Union Homeschoolers

Free Union Homeschool in New Jersey was awarded a PPL Project Earth grant in 2011 to study energy and the environment. Their journey this spring and summer included field visits to PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack, PPL Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, PPL Martins Creek, the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, Anthracite Heritage Museum and Historic Speedwell.

Students learned about energy production and consumption from the first native peoples of this area, through those that followed, until modern day. They discussed pros and cons of different fuel sources used to produce electricity and conducted an energy audit for their own home as well as discussed energy conservation strategies. 

The students produced this short video at the conclusion of their project. Check out these terrific kids!



  1. Sheila Mills said,

    August 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    This was fantastic. There was so much interesting and valuable information that was shared. I have learned a lot about energy resources and how to save energy and help the environment. Kudos to all the students on their incredible performance and information they composed and shared. The teachers and parents also deserve kudos for there part in the guidance of the students. Congratulations and keep up the great work.

    • PPL Preserves said,

      August 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      We are pleased to support such a great project. The students and advisors did an amazing job!

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