Discover the line worker trade with virtual reality and our new 360° video and earn about the challenges they face.
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TEACHERS’
E-NEWSLETTER

November 2017
 
2017
 
Hello ,

Here is some information about Hydro-Québec’s educational activities.
 

360° video from atop a Hydro-Québec tower!

Do you know anyone with the guts it takes to work 650 ft. (198 m) in the air? Join us for an extraordinary experience atop one of Hydro-Québec’s highest towers! Using virtual reality, Jean-Olivier will be your guide into the world of line workers.

Warning: Our line workers are trained professionals. It is strictly prohibited to climb a transmission tower. Do not try this at home.

Watch the video (in French only. We recommend using the Google Chrome browser)

Our line workers on the pages of the magazines Les Débrouillards and Curium

The magazines Les Débrouillards and Curium recently dedicated a few pages to our line workers. The piece in Les Débrouillards, for readers aged 9 to 14, describes the work of one of Hydro-Québec’s line crews. Curium, for readers aged 14 to 17, takes a playful look at the challenges of a line worker’s job. To learn more about this career, see Headingforsuccess.com.

You can also read the features in Les Débrouillards and Curium (in French only).
 

The Safety and Electricity toolkit now available in English

The English version of the Safety and Electricity educational toolkit is now available to Elementary Cycle 2 students. The kit contains two electricity-inspired board games, ElectroDash and SafetySprint. Students will go on a fun-filled learning journey packed with surprising questions. They will get acquainted with the fundamentals of electricity and learn important safety rules. A class of twenty-four students (six groups of four students) can play at the same time. And it’s free!

Order a French or English kit.
 

Hydro-Québec at the AQEP conference

The 30th annual conference (in French only) of the Association québécoise des enseignantes et enseignants du primaire (AQEP) will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on November 30 and December 1, 2017. Hydro-Québec will be on hand to promote its educational material and activities. Visitors will also get an opportunity to try out virtual reality headsets for a 360° immersive video experience. Take a tour of James Bay or go up one of Hydro-Québec’s highest towers!
 

Did you know?

Over the past few years, Hydro-Québec has developed several educational toolkits for grade 5 and 6 students in remote areas not connected to the main power grid.

These kits aim to make students more aware of the many forms of energy and of the things they can do to save electricity. The kits are tailored to the reality of specific regions, and sometimes even certain villages, so that students can recognize themselves in them. They are available in both French and English for Schefferville and Nunavik students.

In addition, the main terms used in the kits have been translated into the language students speak at home, so that the children can share what they learn with their community: Innu in Schefferville; Inuktitut in Nunavik; and Atikamekw in Opitciwan.
 
Hydro-Québec
Youth Committee
Édifice Jean-Lesage
75, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal (Québec)  H2Z 1A4
comitejeunesse@hydro.qc.ca
www.hydroquebec.com
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