Summer Safety Town® is sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation in partnership with Eastern Michigan University's (EMU) Children's Theatre Department.
EMU students spend their summer spreading safety messages to children ages 4-6 throughout the southeast region of Michigan. In 2010, the Communication, Media and Theatre Arts student teams traveled to 43 sites, did 117 presentations and delivered electrical and gas safety messages to 4,500 young students. The students, mostly ages 4-6, learned how to respond when they encounter an electrical or gas safety hazard, including to “stop, turn around and go the other way” from downed power lines, that “water and electricity don’t mix”, what to do if you smell natural gas and more.
This free presentation is offered from June through August for Michigan public schools summer safety education programs. The program content is aimed at grades preschool through second grade.
Watch the website next spring for information about the 2011 Summer Safety Town season.