Alaska

Teachers can access NEED curriculum online. As resources are available, teacher workshops
and hands-on kits are available. Individual state curriculum correlations are available here.


NEED programming continues to excite teachers and students in Alaska with workshops provided by BP,
ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66 and the U.S. Department of Energy. Workshops hosted in Kenai, Anchorage,
Fairbanks, and Wasilla provided educators with careers, and Alaska’s energy picture. NEED also
participated in the Alaska Workforce Development Conference hosted to encourage discussion about
Alaska’s energy workforce of the future.



SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS (SPE)

NEED partners with the Society of Petroleum Engineers to bring energy education resources and
teacher training to schools across the United States and in some international locations, too. In 2012-
2013, NEED and SPE partnered to deliver the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Teacher Institute
(sponsored by ExxonMobil) and the OTC Student STEM Experience (sponsored by BP), training over
100 educators and 200 students at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.
The teacher workshop allows educators to tour the exhibits—ranging from helicopters, oil and gas
equipment, and drilling technologies to new computer programs used to search and produce oil and
gas —and to participate in NEED and SPE’s Energy4Me lessons and activities. The student STEM
workshop provides local high school students with an opportunity to participate in hands-on energy
explorations, to tour the OTC exhibits and to talk about careers in the offshore energy industry with
OTC exhibitors and tour guides. In addition to the Offshore Technology Conference, SPE and NEED
partnered for teacher and student workshops at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and
Exhibition in San Antonio, TX and the Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference in Calgary,
as well as a teacher workshop in London at the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
Annual Conference and Exhibition. NEED and SPE work together to distribute the SPE Oil and Natural
Gas resource book as well as the Energy4Me lessons and activities created for schools by SPE. Visit
www.energy4me.org for more information.