Watt Watchers of Texas: Texas is Too Good To Waste™

Resources

Teacher’s Guide

Read the Watt Watchers of Texas Teacher’s Guide.

Glossary

View a Glossary of Terms used throughout the Watt Watchers of Texas program.

Downloads

Download and print as many of these forms as you need to kick-start your program. Keep in mind the environmental implications of printing. All of these documents are available as PDF. If you cannot view PDF documents on your computer, you can download a free PDF reader. Some of the following templates are already formatted for Avery perforated paper for easy production. These can also be printed on normal paper and cut with scissors or a paper cutter.

“Texas is Too Good to Waste”
Follow along with Lil’ Tex and Ann, the Watt Watchers, as they track down the Wasters Gang! See how the Watt Watchers follow the Wasters’ trail of wasted energy and water to their secret hideout.
Patrol Record
Use the Patrol Record to record whether the lights are on or off in the rooms on each route.
Patrol Record Guide
Use this guide to explain how to use the Patrol Record.
Sign Up Sheet
Use this form to sign students up to be Watt Watchers.
Agreement Form
This agreement between student and advisor lays out the expectations and requirements of this important role.
Make Your Own Badges
Use a Badge-A-Minit® or similar button maker to make your own 2 1/4″ Watt Watcher badges.
Name Badges (6)
Use this make-your-own form to make name badges for Watt Watchers participants. This form is suitable for printing on Avery 5392 name badge paper. This is the larger of the two badge sizes.
Name Badges (8)
Use this make-your-own form to make name badges for Watt Watchers participants. This form is suitable for printing on Avery 5390 name badge paper. This is the smaller of the two badge sizes.
Tickets/Thank You Notes
Your student patrols can leave these tickets and thank you notes to to thank teachers or remind them to turn out the lights when they leave the room. These tickets are suitable for printing on Avery 5390 or Avery 5392 name badge paper.
Blank Tickets (6)
Use this make-your-own form to make custom tickets with your school mascot, slogan, or any other art that inspires. This form is suitable for printing on Avery 5392 name badge paper.
Blank Tickets (8)
Use this make-your-own form to make custom tickets with your school mascot, slogan, or any other art that inspires. This form is suitable for printing on Avery 5390 name badge paper.
Blank Door Hangars (2)
Use this make-your-own form to make custom door hangars with your school mascot, slogan, or any other art that inspires.
Blank Door Hangars (3)
Use this make-your-own form to make custom door hangars with your school mascot, slogan, or any other art that inspires.
Light Switch Covers
Use these light switch covers to remind people to turn out the lights when they leave the room. Also includes blank templates so you can make your own. Fits single and double switch plates.
Computer Reminders
Use these labels to remind students and teachers to put their computers to sleep when they're not using them. Designed to print on Avery 5162 address labels.
Zero Hero Award
This certificate is appropriate to award to the classroom who showed the best energy conservation for the entire period. You may want to award this to the classroom that was observed with the lights off the most for the year or for the semester. All of the certificates are summarized on Celebrate Your Success.
Certificate of Achievement
This certificate is appropriate to award to the students who participate in the Watt Watchers program. All of the certificates are summarized on Celebrate Your Success.
Most Improved Classroom
This certificate is appropriate to award to the most improved classroom after comparing results of energy patrols period to period. All of the certificates are summarized on Celebrate Your Success.
Initial Press Release
This form contains the basic information to start communicating about your program with stakeholders outside of your school. It takes the form of a traditional press release, but you can adapt the content as needed.
Letter to Staff
The letter to staff explains the Watt Watchers of Texas programs and its goals to other teachers and staff.

Additional Downloads

Download character artwork for Lil' Tex, Ann, and the Wasters Gang along with official Watt Watchers of Texas logos.

Digital

The following digital resources are not part of the Watt Watchers Program. They complement the activities contained on this site and provide additional context to the interdisciplinary world of energy, resources, and conservation.

Energy 101: You can also view the Energy 101 Teacher’s Guide.

The NEED Project: National Energy Education Development

Energy Kids: U.S. Energy Information Administration

resourcefulness: PBS Learning Media

Austin Water Water Use Calculator

Water, Texas: Contest for short films about water in Texas and links to past winners.

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