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BGE’s Captain Mercaptan Natural Gas Safety Contest Has Begun

For that past four years, BGE’s natural gas safety hero, Captain Mercaptan®, has educated school-aged children about the importance of gas safety through “The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan, BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge”. BGE had such success with our spring contest that it only made sense to come back again this fall!

Public and private schools, grades kindergarten through fifth, are eligible to participate for the chance to win up to $10,000 toward a school enrichment project by creating comic strips showing Captain Mercaptan in action. The online entry kit also includes a lesson plan that aligns with Maryland STEM Standards of Practice for grades K-5. Submit your class entry from August 28 - November 14 through the contest website –

Teachers can also enhance the lesson by scheduling a free gas safety presentation at their school by emailing BGE:

Captain Mercaptan Flier

Captain Mercaptan Flier (Spanish Version)