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Discovery Education premieres virtual field trip to Palo Verde Generating Station


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Discovery Education Is Launching It's Virtual Field Trip To Palo Verde Generating Station During Nuclear Science Week (Oct. 15-19), So Students Around The World Can Get A Unique Look At America’s Largest Producer Of Clean Electricity. Photos Courtesy Of APS

In partnership with Discovery Education, the American Nuclear Society is launching its virtual field trip to Palo Verde Generating Station during Nuclear Science Week (Oct. 15-19), so students around the world can get a unique look at America’s largest producer of clean electricity.

WHAT: Discovery Education and the American Nuclear Society are taking teachers and students behind the scenes at the APS-operated Palo Verde Generating Station. The Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™ Virtual Field Trip shows students how electricity is made using nuclear power and introduces them to various STEM professions.

Following presentation of the 30-minute video, nuclear experts from Palo Verde will participate in a Q&A session with students.

The VFT is part of a new, free standards-aligned nuclear science education program. These free resources help middle school classes explore how nuclear science relates to energy, medicine, geology, astronomy and more.

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Discovery Education is launching it’s virtual field trip to Palo Verde Generating Station during Nuclear Science Week (Oct. 15-19), so students around the world can get a unique look at America’s largest producer of clean electricity. Photos courtesy of APS

WHEN: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

WHERE: Tartesso Elementary School
29677 W. Indianola Ave.
Buckeye Rd, AZ 85396
(Enter through the left main doors of the school and check-in at the front office)

Additional Info: The #NavigatingNuclearVFT also will be shown at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 19 in the Live Demo Theater. The 30-minute video will be followed by a live demonstration and Q&A session with nuclear experts from Palo Verde Generating Station.

Register now to download the video for free when it premieres to the world at 10 a.m. (Arizona time) on Monday, Oct. 15.

Palo Verde produces more than 70 percent of Arizona’s clean air energy and has been the nation’s largest power producer for 26 consecutive years. Palo Verde employs 2,600 full-time workers and helps fuel Arizona’s economy with more than $2 billion dollars each year.