March Break is upon us!
Kids are home and no schedules to stick to for a week. I love it! Who doesn’t?
That being said, my kids are enrolled in few activities over March Break to ensure they have some productive time that’s also packed with fun. So far it’s going great and it’s gonna be even more awesome now that we are about to visit the Ontario Science Centre in a couple of days! March Break is the perfect time to be at the Science Centre!! Yay!
Now why would I say that?
A lot is happening over there at this time of the year for the whole family to enjoy. I am especially interested to find out more about The Energy Show everyone is raving about. The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has sponsored the Ontario Science Centre’s new family-friendly presentation, The Energy Show! It is designed to engage and excite kids about different energy sources, the importance of renewable energy, and energy conservation. The Show even includes a demonstration of a Tesla coil!
This is a perfect activity for my 7yo as his learning about energy sources in class will greatly help him enjoy The Energy show, I am sure! He has done few energy based projects already and who knows, my son might even walk away with some great new ideas as a take away from The Energy Show this March Break Woohoo! Like you can tell, I am more excited than my kids 🙂
If you are planning to visit the Science Centre, you are in luck! As part of a Save on Energy giveaway, I am giving away 2 tickets to the Science Centre, which also includes admission to The Energy Show!
That’s right! If you win, take a trip to Science Centre and spend time at The Energy Show. Through interactive and animated investigation, experimentation and collaboration, you’ll learn about the different types of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, and deepen your understanding of its generation, transmission and storage.
During March Break there will also be an on-site activation by Save on Energy where they share tips and resources with attendees about how to use energy wisely in their homes. Anyone attending the Science Centre during the week shouldn’t miss this as there will also be activities for the kids!
Now, before I go into giveaway details, let me leave you with some tips on how you can conserve energy in your own homes:
Purchasing energy-efficient products can provide noticeable savings.
For example, by replacing 10 incandescent lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED ones, using an advanced powerbar that prevents electronics from drawing power when they are off or not being used, and wrapping an electric water heater with insulation, savings can add up to $11 a month.
In addition to integrating these energy-efficient products at home, Ontario residents can also manage their energy use, while maintaining a comfortable home, by following these simple tips:
Add motion sensors
Motion sensors shut lights off automatically when people forget to do so when they leave a room. Sensors can also provide security by lighting up hallways, backdoors and garages automatically, avoiding the need to leave lights on for hours at a time.
Use power bars with integrated timers
Ideally suited for game consoles or home theatre systems, power bars with timers shut off electricity to electronic devices typically left on or in stand-by mode. They reduce energy waste (often called “phantom power”) from devices in standby mode, which can account for as much as 10 per cent of a home’s energy use.
LEDs are ideal for any room in your home and use 75 – 90 per cent less energy than incandescent lights. Bulbs come in a wide variety of colours and shapes, enabling consumers to choose the correct setting and mood for their homes.
Check out some more ideas to conserve energy at Saveonenergy.ca.
Time for Giveaway!!!
So what’s in it for you?
Save on Energy is graciously offering one of my readers a giveaway prize pack worth $80!
Your prize pack will include the following:
- 2 tickets for the Ontario Science Centre (1 adult, 1 child) which includes admission to The Energy Show
- 60W Daylight Energy Star Dimmable Light Bulbs, 3-pk
- LED MR16 Daylight Energy Star Light Bulb
- Universal Slide Dimmer Without Pre-set Switch, White
Cool, isn’t it? So jump on board and get your entries below. Good luck!
Have a safe and fun filled March Break everyone!
***Giveaway open to Ontario only. Sponsor will ship the prize to the winner at the end of the giveaway period. MomLess Mom is not responsible for prize fulfillment****