Youth & Education
Classroom learning meets online learning
FirstWave is a comprehensive learning platform that helps teachers motivate students to take action and have fun — online and in the classroom.Learn more
BC Hydro's goal: inspire a culture of conservation
Inspiring behaviours that create a culture of conservation — through educational programs and campaigns — is key to meeting our province’s energy needs for generations to come.
Through our school programs, we promote sustainability awareness, actions that support resource conservation and public safety. Our everyday choices can add up to make a big difference.
We work with educators and curriculum specialists to develop high-quality, engaging and relevant resources that provide valuable information on energy efficiency, energy alternatives, electrical safety, sustainability and the environment.
See below for information about School Programs (Kindergarten to post-secondary).
- FirstWave: BC Hydro's learning platform for teachers and students
- Community Champions
- Scholarship opportunities for B.C.-based students
- Career opportunities, including apprenticeships, Outreach and Engineers-in-training
||Engaging, hands-on program materials to introduce energy conservation concepts to young learners.|
|Grades 1 to 3
||Energy actions and electrical safety in schools, communities and homes.|
|Grade 6||Energy Connections (Grade 6)
||Circuitry, electricity, conservation and safety.|
|Grades 8 to 12
||Energy Ambassadors (Grades 8 to 12)
||Energy awareness, action and leadership.|
|Grades 9||Energy Investigations (Grade 9)
||Comprehensive hands-on circuitry kit and program materials linked to teaching grade 9 science.|
|Kindergarten to Grade 12||Community Champions||Plan and deliver a sustainability project in the school community.|
|Post-secondary||Electrical Safety for College Trades Program
||High voltage electrical safety.|