In August 2018, OUC hosted middle school students from the Orlando Science Center summer camp program. The fun, educational day focused on survival science.

The students learned how OUC responds before, during and after a tropical weather event. They were introduced to hurricane preparation, logistical planning and power restoration. The students even got to try on lineman gloves, assemble a fire hydrant and experiment with other OUC equipment.

“I think it’s important to educate the next generation of energy leaders,” said Pete Westlake, Manager of Sustainability Programs. “We are a utility company, so we are part of the fabric of daily life. The more they know about what we do, the better we can serve them in the future.”

For 60 years, the Orlando Science Center has encouraged learning and exploration in the field of science through fun and educational activities. OUC also partners with the Orlando Science Center on Project AWESOME (Alternative Water & Energy Supply, Observation, Methods & Education), the award-winning program that delivers interactive water workshops to fifth grade classrooms across our service area.