From Electric Vehicles to Drilling Technology to Music, the 2015 Energy Day Festival Promises a Fun-Filled Day of Energy Innovation
Nissan Leaf ‘Ride and Drive Course,’ Rising Music Star Highlight
Newest Attractions at Houston’s Largest Energy Festival
Those looking to jump behind the wheel of one of America’s best-selling
electric cars – or catch a glance of one of country music’s rising stars
– will get a chance to do so on Saturday, October 17th, at
Houston’s 5th annual Energy
Cohosted by Consumer
Energy Alliance (CEA) and Consumer
Energy Education Foundation (CEEF), the all-day event – the largest
of its kind in Houston – will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sam
Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St., in downtown Houston.
The tens of thousands expected to attend will ride the event’s newest
attraction – the Nissan Leaf ‘Ride and Drive Course’ – while listening
to a live performance by singer and songwriter Alyssa
Bagley, a rising
country music star who has opened for Clay Walker, Josh Turner,
Dirks Bentley, Gary Allen, and Big and Rich and will be opening for
Willie Nelson in November 2015.
Other must-see attractions for visitors include performing
“petrochemical magic tricks” with Lynn Hogue of Terrific Science – like
making slime and Shrinky Dinks out of petrochemicals – and seeing Subsea
Tieback Foundation's SEATIGER, a trailer- mounted tank and mini-Remote
Operating Vehicle (ROV) that provides an opportunity for students to
experience hands on mini-ROV technology. In all, more than 100
interactive exhibits and scientific demonstrations showing on-going
advancements and innovations in America’s fast-growing energy sector
will be on hand.
Houston’s annual Energy Day Festival helps spark students’ interest in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – the basic
classroom skills the nation needs in order to continue its
record-breaking energy revolution and the affordable, reliable energy it
has supplied to millions of American families, farms, factories, and
small businesses in recent years.
“Energy Day is not only a fun, cost-free way for families to spend a
beautiful Saturday afternoon, but it also helps students get interested
in the types of classroom studies that will later lead to high-rewarding
careers, especially as our country’s energy sector continues to
experience unprecedented growth,” CEA President David Holt says. “All
exhibitors and demonstrations are very hands-on. Energy Day
gives kids and their parents experiences they can’t find every day.
Experiments they can see and touch, technology they can use to explore
and understand the world a little better. As the Energy Capital of the
world, there’s no better way to celebrate Houston than joining us at
As part of Energy Day’s educational mission, CEA and CEEF collaborate
with more than 25 Houston-area academic groups to host the
year-round Energy Day Academic Program (EDAP) aimed at motivating,
challenging, and inspiring K-12 students to seek careers in science and
technology. Since the program began in 2011, CEEF and CEA have provided
nearly $60,000 in financial awards to more than 300 K-12 students and
teachers. More than 120 students and teachers will receive over $15,000
in awards this year.
Energy Day is proudly sponsored by more than 100 Houston businesses,
including ConocoPhillips, Caterpillar, Anadarko, Freedom Solar, Hess,
Phillips 66, Golden Pass, Torch Energy, Total, Think Energy, the
University of Houston, and Just Energy.
To learn more about Energy Day and its accompanying 2015 Energy Day
Academic Program, visit http://www.energydayfestival.org/.
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together consumers, producers and
manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy
future. Our mission is to help ensure stable prices for consumers and
energy security. We believe energy development is something that touches
everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all consumers to
actively engage in the conversation about how we develop and diversify
our energy resources and about energy’s importance to the economy. CEA
promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help produce our abundant energy
supply and to balance our energy needs with our nation’s environmental
and conservation goals.
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