Taking into consideration the positive experience and interest, Pasažieru vilciens AS continues cooperation with Latvenergo AS this year again, offering groups of pupils a 50% discount off the full price one-trip train tickets (one-way or round trip)to the Museum of Energy in Ķegumsand the Energy Efficiency Centre in Majori.
The collaboration that began 3 years ago has been more than successful. It has enabled many schoolchildren groups from all over Latvia to embark on a train ride at half-price and learn more about the history of the energy sector and energy efficiency in an exciting way. For some visitors this is the first train ride in their life, and this kind of cognitive learning has earned extra recognition.
“We are pleased that this year again we can engage in educating the public and diversify schoolchildren’s knowledge about both electricity at home and energy supply throughout the country in addition to stimulating their interest in the energy sector as a future profession,” says Andris Lubāns, Chairman of the Management Board at Pasažieru vilciens AS, encouraging making use of this opportunity until 21 June 2018.
“This year, we offer something new along with the existing educational activities at the Museum of Energy and the Energy Efficiency Centre. A smartphone or tablet in the hands of schoolchildren is now entrusted with the role of a cognitive tool and not just an entertaining gadget thanks to the development of a new application with the Overly app made in Latvia and creation of an erudition game. Yet, the museum cannot exist without classical values, which are our exhibitions and the opportunity to get insight into the treasures of the collection offered to pupils of any grade”, Ingrīda Lāce, International Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Director at Latvenergo AS, pays special attention to the novelties.
The Museum of Energy in Ķegums presents a renewed exhibition “Electricity Does Everything”, displaying the electrical appliances that are unknown to the younger generation, but were used by their parents. Groups of pupils of different grades may participate in educational activities focusing on the history of power engineering in Latvia, while individual visitors can tour the museum using the mobile app Museum of Energy Mobile Guide. The 21 most interesting exhibits of the museum’s permanent exhibition are complemented by digital content, such as historical video stories, photographs and intriguing facts to enrich the knowledge of the museum’s visitors, allowing them to gain a deeper insight into the exhibits.
With the start of the new school year, the tour of Elektrum Energy Efficiency Centre has been complemented by a new activity for testing erudition – playing the fascinating augmented reality game “I am Efficient” on smartphones or tablets. The Energy Efficiency Centre still offers to opportunity to get to know how it is possible to reduce energy consumption using energy-efficient solutions, while maintaining everyday comfort or even improving it. A variety of devices that help to take care of intelligent use of energy in the daily life are displayed here. An improvised household environment has also been set up, where experiments are carried out in real time and surroundings.
Register for a tour – the person responsible for the group (10 to 30 people) shouldregister 5 business days in advance for a tour of:
Museum of Energy in Ķegums (e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +371 65010355)
Elektrum Energy Efficiency Centre in Jūrmala (e-mail address: email@example.com, phone: +371 67728567).
The best timing and itinerary of the trip, including the visit to the Museum of Energy or Energy Efficiency Centre will be drafted, coordinated and sent to each group.