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Call us at 800-724-0309 or email Samantha Clark to schedule a presentation and inquire about tours, videos, publications and other energy education resources available for students.



Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center


Visitors delight in the picturesque setting of the B-G Visitors CenterClassroom Presentations

Come visit the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and learn about the electricity that powers our lives. Located in the Catskill region of New York State, our visitors center, Lansing Manor and Minekill State Park are destinations for family fun and education all year round.

Basics of Electricity

Learning about electricity is powerful stuff at the B-G Visitors CenterAfter participating in the "Basics of Electricity" programs, students will be able to identify how electricity is produced, know the source of energy, and will have learned about the transmission and distribution of electricity. Topics covered include atomic structure, electric current, static electricity, magnetism and how motors and generators work. 40 minutes; grades 4 through 8.

Electrical Safety

Our representative works with pictures and everyday household appliances to help children recognize and learn responsible electrical safety behavior. At the completion of the program, each student receives a safety certificate. 20 minutes; pre-K through 2nd grade.

Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project

Visit the B-G Pumped Storage Power Project for a unique learning experienceUsing slides, our representatives give an overview of the New York Power Authority and take you floor-by-floor through the Blenheim-Gilboa powerhouse to show the key components used to operate this one million kilowatt facility. This is an Ideal option if constraints are such that a field trip to the power project visitors center is not possible. 40 minutes; grades 3 and up.


Caring for the Environment

Presentation demonstrates NYPA's longstanding commitment to preserve the quality of the air and water in the communities in which we operate. 30 minutes; grades 6 and up.

Shock your senses at our Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center classroom presentationsShocking Truth

Explores the underlying principles of electricity; students learn about electricity's nature and behavior and use the information to solve problems involving electricity. Includes video (17 minutes), discussion guide for teachers and student workshops. Grades 4 and up.

Schedule a Visit

Call us at 800-724-0309 or email Samantha Clark to schedule a presentation and inquire about tours, videos, publications and other energy education resources available for students.