Families explore energy at annual hands-on event

Consumers Energy Sponsoring Fifth Annual Consumers Energy™ Day September 21
Impression 5
Impression 5
Posted at 9:29 AM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 09:31:04-04

LANSING, Mich. — Impression 5 Science Center will be welcoming families from across greater Lansing this Saturday, September 21 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), for Consumers EnergyDay, 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 an edible windmill, explore an erosion table, and even turn poop into power with a take-home methane experiment, along with many other hands-on activities.

Consumers Energy sponsors Consumers EnergyDay, which is now in its fifth 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 Consumers EnergyDay 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.

“The science of energy is all around us, and Consumers EnergyDay brings an amazing group of Consumers Energy employee volunteers to the Science Center to share all that goes into heating our homes and powering our gadgets. This event brings families together to make meaningful connections to hands-on science that helps us appreciate the many ways we power our world,” 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. Consumers EnergyDay 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/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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