Colorful Characters Inspire Energy Conservation at Oquenock

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“The Conservation Caper” show recently touched down at Oquenock, inspiring students to think harder about energy efficiency and conservation. Sponsored by PSEG Long Island and set on a quiz show location, the show features a colorful character conflict between superhero Nikki Neutron and the energy-wasting villain Dr. Maybe. The result of a partnership between PSEG Long Island and the National Theatre for Children, it is performed by professional actors from the NTC at elementary schools like Oquenock throughout Long Island and in the Rockaways.

“Live theater is a great way to educate,” said Ward Eames, the NTC’s president and founder. “The show goes beyond reading or other more passive methods of engaging kids. These children are watching a story unfold right before their very eyes, with the two actors playing all sorts of characters. We don’t lose the kids’ attention for a minute, because they get to respond and interact with the show. It really sticks with them.”