Tucked behind the gift shop in the University of Alaska Museum of the North you will find a new exhibit called Power Play. Golden Valley, along with 12 other organizations, helped sponsor the project highlighting energy issues in Alaska.
With so many hands-on features, it’s really a fun exhibit. Visitors can:
- power a model city with marbles that produce light and sound,
- adjust a model wind turbine to test performance,
- and move digital levers to control the cost of energy.
Why did Golden Valley help sponsor Power Play? As a cooperative, GVEA works hard to incorporate the Seven Cooperative Principles. Supporting an exhibit like Power Play hits the 5th principle – Education, Training and Information.
Power Play will be on display in the museum until the end of the year. On January 3, 2012, Power Play will move to its more permanent home in the Alaska Center for Energy and Power. ACEP’s new building is currently under construction on the UAF campus.