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Exhibit Zones

Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6

Zone Organization

The exhibits are organized in six distinct zones:

Zone 1 introduces an overarching theme—electricity is essential to our daily lives.

Zone 2 presents the basic principles of energy and electricity, necessary to understand the challenges and complexities associated with generation and transmission.

Zone 3 explores the premise that the world is one interconnected, interdependent system and that a sustainable community strikes a balance among three essential elements—people (and their needs), prosperity, and environmental preservation. It calls attention to environmental conditions that may be attributed to the developing world and challenges visitors to make a change.

Zone 4 responds to the call for action in Zone 3 with a three-pronged strategy: increase conservation and energy efficiency; expand the use of renewable energy; and improve large-scale sources of clean power.

Zone 5 is devoted exclusively to the role of nuclear power in the in the global energy mix, providing a comprehensive overview from fission, to safety and security, to used fuel recycling.

Zone 6 engages the visitor in the collective effort that must be made to balance the human desire for progress with the health of the planet, outlining specific strategies for government, businesses, and the individual that can be implemented readily.

Content Outline

Zone 1: Without energy, there’d be no…

1A Imagine a World Without Electricity
1B Electricity is Essential to Modern Society

Zone 2: Understanding Basic Factors in Energy

2A What is Energy?
2B Electricity 101: Generation
2C Transmission from Centralized Station;
the Challenges of Energy Storage
2D Delivery: Powering the Grid
2E Energy Markets

Zone 3: Finding a Balance

3A Sustaining a Dynamic Balance
3B Preservation of the Environment
3C People: Impact of Human Intervention
3D Prosperity
3E Effects of Our Actions
3F The Evolution of Energy
3G A Global Balance

Zone 4: Meeting Future Energy Needs

4A Meeting Future Energy Needs
4B Conservation
4C Renewable Forms of Energy
4D Renewable Energy Case Studies
4E Wind and Solar – How they Work
4F Clean Central Station
4G Balancing the Sources
4H Tree No. 1
4I Tree No. 2

Zone 5: The Role of Nuclear Power

5A Basics of the System
5B Radiation
5C Safety
5D Security
5E Existing Nuclear Power
5F Waste Management
5G Closing the Fuel Cycle
5H Conversation about Nuclear
5I Reactor Core
5J Containment Wall

Zone 6: Striking a Balance

6A Striking a Balance
6B Collective Choices
6C What Individuals Can Do
6D What Energy Companies Can Do
6E Ecological Stewardship
6F If Not You…
6G Carbon Footprint Calculation

Target Audience

The intended audience for the full exhibit is: school students in grades 6 through 12 for whom the content will likely coincide with the academic curriculum; a broad adult audience with an 8th grade reading level and a basic understanding of the energy industry; specialists in the energy sector with a particular interest in and familiarity with the subject matter; and government dignitaries and representatives.