This year the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers will introduce 600 more students at ten different schools across Western Canada to its Energy in Action program.

At two of those schools in the South Peace, Ecole Frank Ross in Dawson Creek and Parkland Elementary in Farmington, a total of 80 grade four and five students participated Thursday and Friday in the program.

This was the 8th year of the unique program and it will be running this year from May 3rd to the 31st.

Once again it will be delivering the message of energy literacy and enivornmental stewardship, to the children of those who live and work in oil and gas industry communities, in the three western provinces.

Since 2004, close to 2,000 volunteers from 59 different companies have participated in the program and they have reached close to 6,000 students in 75 schools in 55 different communities.