Learning Outside the Classroom
On Thursday, January 17th, Cyndi’s Cadua’s Communication for Business class and Tim Ruiz’s Elementary class took a trip to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) right here in San Francisco. They listened to a presentation called “Overview of the PG&E Pacific Energy Center” by Ryan Stroupe, the Project Manager. He asked both classes a series of questions related to energy efficiency. The students named the top 10 countries by population, the top 7 sources of energy in the U.S., and the top 10 areas where energy is used in buildings. Both classes did a fantastic job participating.
Mr. Stroupe gave them a tour of the building, which is located very close to EC San Francisco at 851 Howard St (between 5th St & Holland Ct). Inside the building you’ll find a collection of mini exhibits that demonstrate the way electricity and energy efficiency function. It’s a great opportunity to learn about what PG&E does in an interactive way.
If you’re interested in electrical engineering, the environment, and saving energy, make sure to stop by this building! They also offer a variety of FREE classes, including a course on lighting and energy. Check it out!