• Tis the Season to Save Some Energy!

    Check out our holiday activity and learn all about
    the costs associated with various methods of shopping.

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY & MANAGEMENT

    Our energy efficiency guides have all been updated for 2016!
    Check them out and learn how to save some energy!

  • Library of Congress Blog Series

    Read this months installment in our Library of Congress blog series
    about Science Projects in Biology, Natural History & Agriculture!

  • NEED and NEXTracker

    We just launched our partnership with NEXTracker with a teacher workshop and tour of their Center for Solar Excellence. Read more about the center in this press release!

  • Science Project Ideas for Energy Conservation and Recycling

  • Educators

    Educators

    Resources for the classroom

    Lesson plans, graphic and presentation resources, curriculum correlations, evaluation tools, information about professional development, and signature programs. 

  • Students

    Students

    Resources for students

    Science fair projects, energy games and activities, student leadership opportunities, scholarship information, energy information and resources.

  • Partners

    Partners

    Resources for current and future partners

    Organization information, current programs, training offerings, partner list.

The NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards




New in 2017, the 37th Annual NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards is expanding to give students and teachers more opportunities to learn about energy and to explore energy in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The annual June conference will have students from across the country working in groups on an Energy Challenge designed to stretch their minds and energy knowledge. Want to stretch your mind even more? A limited number of spaces are available for a special two-day, pre-conference event which will allow students access to additional hands-on energy sessions, time to discuss energy with their peers, and access to industry professionals to learn about energy careers.  

Find Out More!

Upcoming Events

  • 13
    DEC
    Corpus Christi, TX

    8:00 AM to 3:30 PM -06:00                        

  • 17
    DEC
    Jamestown, NY

    8:00 AM to 3:30 PM -05:00                        

  • 10
    JAN
    Buffalo, NY

    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM -05:00                        

  • 28
    JAN
    Nantucket, MA

    8:00 AM to 3:15 PM -05:00                        

  • Youth Awards

    Graphics Library

    Looking to use NEED graphics in your classroom? Check out our online graphics library. 

  • National Conference

    Local Workshops

    NEED is adding workshops every day.  Check out the calendar to see when we will be in your area and to register.

  • Energy Awareness Month

    Standards Correlations

    Teachers can find NEED’s correlations to state standards on the site as well as correlations to Common Core and plans for using NEED activities to teach the Next Generation Science Standards.

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    Check out the Catalog

    Find all of NEED’s resources in one spot using the NEED Resource Catalog and Planning Guide!