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Monster Detective Collective

Kids need fun new ways to learn about energy.
Our plug-and-play programs make it easy.

Boost community engagement.

Save up to 35% off both programs.

A monster opportunity to connect with your customers

Looking for an easy way to get families focused on power? Meet our lovable cast of Monster Detectives.


The programs

Two affordable programs. Endless ways to engage your community.

energy_efficiency_program_small Energy IQ

The key to building lifelong energy-saving habits? An award-winning program designed just for kids.

Public_Power_program_small Public Power Boost

Created in partnership with the American Public Power Association, this program-in-a-box celebrates power and the heroes who make it possible.


Program features

With our easy-to-use educational programs, you'll receive everything you need to connect with kids in an interactive Learning Lab workshop.

Interactive presentation This presentation can be completed in 45 minutes to 1 hour and can be used in classrooms or at community partner-based events.
Take-home materials Send kids home with an activity book, stickers, or printable “Spy the Differences” activity sheet that reinforce the workshop’s energy lessons.
Marketing assets Easily promote your Learning Lab event with a suite of marketing materials, customized with your utility logo!
Event experience supplies Create a memorable experience with facilitation tools that excite kids and provide excellent storytelling and reporting materials.
Logo set-up To build your utility’s brand, your logo is featured in the digital presentation, activity sheet, marketing flyer, and website images.
Training materials The Monster Detective team will guide you through the onboarding process and support you throughout your subscription.
Interactive presentation This presentation can be completed in 20 minutes and is perfect for classroom or event-based use.
Take-home materials Send kids home with a printable maze activity sheet that teaches the power relay and “I Heart Public Power” stickers.
Marketing assets Easily promote your Learning Lab event with customizable copy, along with website, Twitter, and Facebook images.
Event experience supplies Capture all the fun with a photo prop that transforms participants into a Monster Detective! Share your success with leadership using the easy-to-use metrics form. 
Logo set-up To build your utility’s brand, your logo is featured in the digital presentation, activity sheet, and photo prop.
Training materials The Monster Detective team will guide you through the onboarding process and support you throughout your subscription.

News & Events


Schools: The best tool in your community relations belt | Webinar

Hosted by the American Public Power Association

Join us on Thursday, June 1 to learn how to boost your ability to build community connections by partnering with your local schools.


Transforming Public Power Week | Webinar

Hosted by the American Public Power Association

During our webinar on Tuesday, August 1, learn how to leverage Public Power Week to build lasting community relationships.

Registration coming soon!


Case Study: Overcoming a Monster Challenge

Engaging kids and adults in energy education and public power with the Monster Detective Collective.

APPA member exclusive:

Save up to 35% during the Team Public Power Sale!

Engage your youngest customers with our 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions now on sale through September 30.


Make a powerful statement with these exclusive savings.


35% off Annual subscriptions
25% off Semi-annual subscriptions
15% off Quarterly subscriptions



Buy one program at the sale price and get the second 50% off the original price!


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An award-winning program

The Monsters got their start in 2018 as the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) EnergyRight® Monsters. TVA, the nation’s largest public power producer, saw a valuable opportunity to reach a new audience — kids — at their community energy efficiency workshops. TVA partnered with Milepost to create a fun way to educate children about using energy wisely.

The EnergyRight Monsters have successfully engaged thousands of kids — and their families — for TVA and its local utility and community partners.

TVA’s 16-page activity booklet took home the Gold Medal for Special Publications at the 2019 Utility Communicators International’s Better Communications Competition.

With the Monster Detective Collective, you can bring the same award-winning program to your community!

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities

The Monster Detective Collective for Public Power week was a win-win. [Community partner] Pajarito Environmental Education Center took the Public Power Learning Lab into 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classrooms in Los Alamos to discuss electricity with students. They talked about where Los Alamos gets its power, why it's important to conserve electricity, and what are some ways to conserve at home. Students were very engaged while interacting with the program and all the monsters.”

Abbey Heyward
Abbey Hayward Water and Energy Conservation Coordinator, Los Alamos DPU

Middleborough Gas & Electric Department

We were looking to get integrated with our community for a while now so once we saw this, we jumped right on it .... We were able to get involved with the homeschooling program, we did the 1 2 3 grade in Middleborough. We also did Lakeville, we were able to do kindergarten through 5th grade.”

[The students] absolutely loved [the program]. They thought this was the best thing. It was pretty cool to see the little things we take for granted every day, like seeing a lineman go up in a bucket, they thought that was the greatest thing in the world. And to see the reactions on Facebook parents. That was the best thing, seeing that they came home from school and had something to talk about.

[It] really gets you involved with the community and it’s such a rewarding experience. It’s very fun!

Dani Taylor
Dani Taylor Energy Services Specialist, Middleborough Gas & Electric Department

Taunton Municipal Light Plant

Milepost and the Monster Detective team have been great to work with. Not only is the training and set-up really easy, the program is entertaining and educational. The students have a great time with this interactive platform that makes learning fun! Teachers enjoy the change in curriculum and students leave with materials that can continue their education at home with their family. For us, that’s a win-win-win.”

Sonja Britland Sustainability and Commercial Development Manager, Taunton MLP

Manitowoc Public Utilities

One of Manitowoc Public Utilities’ core values is Collaboration – promoting a continuous learning environment for customers, employees, and partners. The Monster Detective Collective (MDC) program aligns with that goal. It truly is an “off the shelf” program that guides employees as we teach children to be good consumers, which will set habits for a lifetime! We love how the MDC program places our employees in front of students in a classroom, a scouting group, or at a program at the library. We look forward to spending time with our local 3rd graders this coming year.”

Cara Zipperer Customer Support Supervisor, Manitowoc Public Utilities

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