From Nickelodeon Characters to Fossil Digging to Food Trucks, 2016 Energy Day Festival Promises a Fun-Filled Day of Energy Innovation

Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants Highlight the Nation’s
Largest Energy Festival

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$solar #CEA–Those looking to learn about Caterpillar engines and machines – or
catch a photo with a popular Nickelodeon character – will get a chance
to do so on Saturday, October 15th, at Houston’s 6th annual Energy Day
, sponsored by more than 100 Houston businesses.

Cohosted by Consumer
Energy Alliance
(CEA) and Consumer
Energy Education Foundation
(CEEF), the all-day event – the largest
of its kind in the nation – will take place from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St., in downtown Houston.

The tens of thousands expected to attend will get the chance to hang out
and snap pictures with the event’s biggest attractions – popular
Nickelodeon characters Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants –
while playing games, winning prizes and giveaways, and partaking in
science demonstrations.

Other must-see attractions for visitors include performing
‘petrochemical magic tricks’ with the American Fuel & Petrochemical
Manufacturers (AFPM) – where students can conduct experiments and learn
how petrochemicals are used in everyday products – and seeing the Subsea
Tieback Foundation’s SEATIGER, a trailer-mounted tank and mini-Remote
Operating Vehicle (ROV) that provides students an opportunity to
experience hands-on mini-ROV technology. In all, more than 50
interactive exhibits and scientific demonstrations showing ongoing
advancements and innovations in America’s fast-growing energy sector
will be on hand.

“Energy Day is known for many things: fun, music, great food, playing
interactive games with hands-on exhibitors and demonstrators, and
enjoying a nice, relaxing Saturday afternoon out with the family,” CEA
President David Holt said. “But it’s most known for helping local
students and their families understand the world a little better and get
more interested in the types of classroom studies that will later lead
to high-rewarding careers, especially in our country’s energy sector.”

As part of Energy Day’s educational mission, CEA and CEEF collaborate
with more than 25 Houston-area academic groups to host the year-round
Energy Day Academic Program (EDAP), which is aimed at motivating,
challenging, and inspiring K-12 students to seek careers in science and
technology. Since the program began in 2011, CEEF and CEA have provided
more than $75,000 in financial awards to more than 420 K-12 students and
teachers. This year, over 100 students and teachers will receive more
than $13,000 in awards this year at Energy Day 2016.

Energy Day is proudly sponsored by more than 100 Houston businesses,
including ConocoPhillips, Caterpillar, Anadarko, Freedom Solar, Hess,
Phillips 66, Golden Pass, Nickelodeon, Torch Energy, Total, Think
Energy, the University of Houston, and Just Energy.

To learn more about Energy Day and its accompanying 2016 Energy Day
Academic Program, visit

About Consumer Energy Alliance

Energy Alliance (CEA)
brings together consumers, farmers, small
businesses, producers and manufacturers to engage in a meaningful
dialogue about America’s energy future. With more than 400,000 members
nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy
security for households across the country. We believe energy
development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus
it is necessary for all consumers to actively engage in the conversation
about how we develop and diversify our energy resources and energy’s
importance to the economy. CEA promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help
produce our abundant energy supply, and balance our energy needs with
our nation’s environmental and conservation goals. Learn more at


Consumer Energy Alliance
Emily Haggstrom, 720-582-0242