Sixth-graders in the Turlock Irrigation District can get kits and lessons that help them save energy.
The district plans to give out about 1,700 of the kits this year, spokeswoman Michelle Reimers said. They include three compact fluorescent light bulbs, a night light and tools for monitoring home energy use.
This is the second straight year that the TID is offering the program. It includes classroom presentations on energy sources and conservation by education specialist Trisha Hall.
Nearly 1,700 students in 44 classrooms took part in 2009. The district estimates that the program saved about 384,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, enough to power 38 homes.
The kits are available to schools throughout the TID's service area. It stretches from south Modesto to north Merced County and from the La Grange area to the hills southwest of Patterson.
Teachers can request the kits and presentation by calling 883-8213 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.