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Powerful Electrical and Natural Gas Safety Lessons Through Ameren Illinois Educational Initiative

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Powerful Electrical and Natural Gas Safety Lessons Through Ameren Illinois Educational Initiative

13:38 EDT Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Free educational programs available to teachers

COLLINSVILLE, Ill., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meeting Illinois Learning Standards is a key feature of the powerful electrical and natural gas safety lessons  provided by the Ameren Illinois KidsActOnEnergy® initiative.  provides free educational materials, teaching guides and tests for teachers, as well as valuable information that will help parents. This fall, more than 50,000 students will have the opportunity to learn about electrical and natural gas safety through science, technology, engineering and math experiments and activities.

"Through Kids ActOnEnergy, Illinois elementary and middle school teachers can meet Illinois Learning Standards, prepare and engage students, accommodate multiple learning styles, save on lesson planning time and budget dollars while addressing important energy-related lessons," said Richard J. Mark, Ameren Illinois president and CEO.

Teachers in the Ameren Illinois service area were recently mailed information on how to order free classroom educational materials and teaching guides. These materials support educational standards and are easily integrated into regular curricula. There are a variety of materials designed for students in grades K through 8. Teachers may also go online to place orders at

While on, parents will find links to the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy website ( where they can learn about financial incentives.

Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 806,000 natural gas customers in Illinois, and our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois.

SOURCE Ameren Illinois

For further information: Stacey Shangraw, 309-677-5073,; Brian Bretsch, 618-343-8087,; Marcelyn Love, 217-535-5116,

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