The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan®, a BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge, Has Begun!
Contest Submissions Due November 11, up to $35,000 in Grant Funding Awarded in January
Captain Mercaptan, BGE’s natural gas safety hero, has been teaching children about the importance of gas safety for five years – and now you have an opportunity to share this life-saving information with your students and win up to $10,000 in grant funding for your elementary school.
It’s easy – follow the STEM-focused lesson plans, work with your students to create a safety comic strip featuring Captain Mercaptan, and enter for a chance to win the following:
BGE Captain Award: $10,000
BGE Hero Award: $5,000 for winners in kindergarten through fifth grade (one winner per grade)
Early entry prizes
Pizza party for the very first class that enters
Plus, teachers from winning schools receive a $100 or $500 prize
Visit BGEgashero.com to download the contest entry kit which includes contest guidelines, award structure and STEM-focused lesson plans. The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan, a BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge is open to both public and private elementary schools in BGE’s service area, and all entries must be submitted online by November 11, 2018.