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Sun 24

Dwight Yoakam with support from Dillon Carmichael

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Dusty Guitar Promotions Presents Dwight Yoakam with opening support from Dillon Carmichael February 24, 8 PMThe grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or bluer in this case, which may be why Dwight Yoakam hadn’t thought of doing…More

Tue 26

Professional Practices for Artists – Web Design

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professional Practices for Artists provides artists the opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from the profession’s leaders, and refine their professional correspondence. These classes are developed specifically for artists to provide career, community, and…More

Tue 26

Cirque Mechanics: 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into…More

Power Your Future

Power Your Future is an innovative mobile exhibit that educates students and communities across West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio on the science behind the gas industry.  A special thank you to the support of the Energy Corporation of America Foundation and the EQT Foundation for making Power Your Future available to students.

This unique exhibition on wheels uses interactive games and activities to take visitors on a journey through the exploration and extraction of natural gas, the engineering and technology of processing it, and the many uses of this important natural resource.

Put your skills to the test in an interactive game show, create a musical composition of seismic sounds, reclaim the land and return it to its natural beauty after drilling is completed – these are just a few of the interactive experiences which test critical and logical thinking skills, teambuilding and more as guests participate in:

  • Racing to separate natural gas into some of its individual components
  • Transforming a completed well site through land reclamation
  • Working as a team to “troubleshoot” potential problems

Each student’s visit ends with a short video clip of his or her future career in the gas industry, created with data collected in the experience. These short animations allow guests to “power their future” as they see themselves taking on a variety of roles which could include anything from a well supervisor to a drilling engineer to a community relations specialist!

Teachers can use this data-collection feature to determine what their students have learned, and what messages need reinforced in the classroom.

“Power Your Future” was funded by an initial challenge grant from the Energy Corporation of America Foundation and later matched by the EQT Foundation. Additional funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Hearst Foundation and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts was secured for supporting educational programming built around the exhibit.

Be part of this exciting new experience by sponsoring visits to your partner schools or communities! Contact Nicole Koenig, Director of Philanthropy, nkoenig@theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3532.

Ready to power your students’ futures?  Schedule a mobile exhibit visit for your school today!  Call 304-561-3500 ex. 3567 for pricing and availability. 

 

Energy Curriculum

This curriculum is designed to provide a general overview of various energy resources and forms as well as connecting educators to other online educational resources.

Renewable Energy

Explore energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.

Solar
Wind
Geothermal 
Hydro-electric

Non-renewable Energy

Explore energy that cannot be replenished on a human timescale (in a short period of time).

Coal
Natural Gas
Oil

21st Century Content Standards and Objectives and Next Generation Science Standards