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Children enjoy the new exhibit. Courtesy photo.

New exhibit sponsored by PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant educates kids about renewable energy sources.

A new exhibit at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum titled “Solar, Wind and Water” is opening to the public on Saturday, March 28. The exhibit was brought to life through a grant and partnership between the museum and Pacific Gas and Electric’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.

“At PG&E, building stronger communities is one of our highest priorities, and education plays a very important role in a thriving community. Weare pleased to partner with the children’s museum to helpprovide this engaging activity that also supports sustainable energy awareness in our community,” said JimWelsch, vice president of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant .

This new, learn-through-play exhibit, geared toward children three years and up, will educate them on viable renewal resources used to produce energy. The interactive exhibit invites the children to explore how much solar, wind or water power it takes to light up a house. They can also test how much energy they can create with their own “pedal power.”

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Pictured from left are museum board members Chris Brooks, Kristina Wesley, Beth Brennan, Jollyne Johnson, museum director Jennifer Smith, and Jim Welsch of PG&E.

“We are excited to share our new and much anticipated exhibit with the children. This educational, interactive exhibit will inspire them to explore and discover additional ways to create energy. Children can learn at a very young age the importance of conservation and renewable resources and we look forward to sharing this knowledge with them. This donation from PG&E has allowed us to create something special and we are grateful for the support,” said Executive Director of the Paso Robles Children’s Museum Jennifer Smith.

About the Paso Robles Children’s Museum

The Paso Robles Children’s Museum provides interactive exhibits to inspire children to learn and grow through play in a safe environment where learners of all abilities can do so at their own pace and focus on topics that interest them. The museum offers school and youth group programs as well as monthly family oriented play events.

A non-profit 501(c) organization that serves children and families in the general public, the museum engages children in a joyful learn-through-play environment to inspire educational curiosity while honoring the heritage of our volunteer firefighters. They provide membership opportunities, birthday parties and school and youth group programming. The museum partners with other youth based organizations and provides these community partners with free admissions and programs to the children and families they serve.

The museum is located at 623 13th St. in downtown Paso Robles. For more information please contact Jennifer Smith at jennifer@pasokids.org or at (805) 238-7432 or go to pasokids.org.

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