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Edible Windmills, Solar Powered Cars, and More at Fourth Annual Energy Day at Impression 5

Posted: 1:35 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 17:35:55Z

Impression 5 Science Center will be welcoming families from across greater Lansing this Saturday, September 22, for Energy Day, an annual event of interactive activities exploring energy and the ways it’s generated and distributed within their own community.

Participants will be able to create a delicious treat with solar cones, build anemometers, make natural gas necklaces, and even turn poop into power with a take-home methane experiment, along with many other hands-on activities.

Consumers Energy sponsors Energy Day, which is now in its fourth year.

“There are so many amazing developments going on with energy right now, and we at Consumers Energy adore sharing our knowledge with the next generation and seeing the excitement in the youngsters’ eyes,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, Consumers Energy’s director of corporate giving. “Being involved with Energy Day at Impression 5 Science Center is about the kids and families, sure, but the reactions from the participants remind us why we choose to work where we do, too.”

Each year, more than 60 employee volunteers work with Impression 5 staff to ensure the success of the event.

“Consumers Energy’s support and enthusiasm for this event is incredible, and it shows year after year through their employee volunteers and passionate involvement in helping create meaningful hands-on activities that bring families together to learn and experience the science of energy,” said Laura Zeller, director of communications for Impression 5 Science Center.

Admission is free for Impression 5 Science Center members and Consumers Energy employees and their families. Admission is $8.50 for others.

Located in downtown Lansing, Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. Energy Day is one of many special focus day events at the Science Center each year targeted to families.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.