AEP Outdoor Educational Day

by Mackenzie Stasko on May 16, 2013 at 7:00 am

More than 700 students had the day off of school to learn about the environment and our local electricity plant.

"Earth Day is an event that the plant looks forward to all year. We plan for this and have 11 different schools that participate in Earth Day. We have 22 activities and 22 busses that are either here on site back in what we call our 40 acre field back here behind the plant," said Angela Larrick, Electrical Processor at AEP.

AEP started their Earth Day event in 1999 as a way to give back to the community and local school districts.

"We try and teach the kids about things that were doing here at the plant as a coal producing electricity power plant, things that we do to protect their environment and then some of them are just fun activities."

The students were also able to view an eagle’s nest and learned about the different species of fish in our rivers.