• Earth Day!

    To celebrate, here are a few exciting advances that have recently been made to help protect our environment

  • 13 Years of EISP

    Some consider 13 to be unlucky, but we at the NEED Project and Department of Energy know better, as this was the 13th year for EISP!

  • Just in Time for Spring!

    Read the next installment of the Library of Congress Blog Series, all about school gardens.

  • Applications Now Open!

    Applications for the 2017-2018 Energizing Student Potential program for Illinois/Indiana are being accepted now. Deadline is May 1, 2017. Apply Now!

  • Join Us In July!

    Join fellow educators that are passionate about bringing energy education to their classrooms at the 2017 National Energy Conference for Educators!

  • Educators


    Resources for the classroom

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

  • Students


    Resources for students

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

  • 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

  • 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!