Events to teach children about electricity and safety


by 13News Now

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 21 at 12:47 PM

NORFOLK - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says every day, nearly seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for electrical shock or burns caused by tampering with a wall outlet.  

May is electrical safety month, so Dominion Virginia Power and WHRO have teamed up for two “Switched on Safety” events. They're specifically designed for children to help them learn how to be safe around electricity.

The events are free. 

May 31st
Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 1st:
Virginia Living Museum in Newport News
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call Reese Beeler at 889-9347 or email at or go to the WHRO Web site.