Hydro Québec Teachers Newsletter
Newsletter no.3, September 2013


We are delighted to send you the very first newsletter for the 2013–2014 school year. Discover Hydro-Québec’s educational activities!
Win a trip to the Baie-James region

In collaboration with the magazine Les Débrouillards, Hydro-Québec is giving young people under the age of 15 the chance to win an unforgettable two-day trip for four to travel by plane to the Baie-James. To participate, simply figure out the mystery word in the word search puzzle published on page 32 of the September issue of Les Débrouillards.
Videos explaining lightening and polar lights

Here are two videos that will help you understand and explain two electric phenomena that fascinate people of all ages.
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Contest for elementary and high school teachers

The 2012–2013 edition of the Take Your Class on an Electric Trip contest closed last spring. Ten teachers will receive up to $1,000 to cover their school’s transport expenses for a visit to the Électrium, Hydro-Québec’s electricity interpretation centre or to one of the hydroelectric generation stations that are open to the public.

See the names of the ten winners of the school contest »

Keep reading our newsletters to find out when the 2013–2014 contest will be launched!
Special openings for school groups!

Summer may be coming to an end, but visits to our sites are not! Some of Hydro-Québec’s facilities are opened specifically for school groups.

The Électrium, in Montérégie, for instance, is open from Monday to Friday and on Sunday afternoons, and Beauharnois generating station is open to teachers and their students on Wednesdays and Fridays this fall.

The perfect school outing for a different way to understand electricity!
Come discover our educational kits
We will be at the Journée pédagogique montérégienne 2013 (Montérégie education day) on October 25, and at the Congrès de l’Association pour l’enseignement de la science et de la technologie au Québec (AESTQ) on November 6 and 7, to showcase our educational kits.

Designed for kindergarten to cycle 3 elementary classrooms, Hydro-Québec’s educational kits present various subjects, in line with the Québec Education Program, in a fun and entertaining way. Take advantage of them; they’re free!

Did you know?  
Electricity has been around in Québec for over 100 years!

Canada’s first hydroelectric generating station was Sault-Montmorency station, built in 1885 close to the city of Québec.

It’s easy to forget in today’s world, but the arrival of electricity had a major impact on the lives of Quebecers.

Learn about the history of electricity in Québec and the main steps that led to the electrification of the province.


For questions or comments about on our educational products, you can contact us:

Youth Committee
75, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, 16e étage
Montréal (Qc) H2Z 1A4

Wishing you all the best for the 2013–2014 school year!

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