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ConocoPhillips and NEED

Since 2008, ConocoPhillips and NEED have partnered to provide teachers across the country with curriculum and training opportunities. We help teachers educate students on a wide range of topics including energy conservation and alternative energy sources. To date, ConocoPhillips has reached 600,000 students through the program.

2016 Workshops
ConocoPhillips will sponsor 17 workshops in 2016.  Each workshop allows teachers to learn about energy in a fun and exciting way. The seminars create awareness of today's energy challenges and the importance of using energy wisely.

Aurora, CO - March 16, 2016
Elk City, OK - March 31, 2016
Kenedy, TX - April 6, 2016
Dumas, TX - April 13, 2016
Thornton, CO - May 5, 2016
Farmington, NM - May 5, 2016
Albuquerque, NM - May 11, 2016
Midland, TX - May 26, 2016
Farmington, NM - August 4, 2016
Houma, LA - August 31, 2016
Dickinson, ND - September 17, 2016
Decatur, TX - September 20, 2016
Victoria, TX - September 21, 2016
Fargo, ND - October 6, 2016
Rio Rancho, NM - October 25, 2016
Hobbs, NM - October 27, 2016
Denver, CO - October 11, 2016

Why Attend?
Thanks to the support of ConocoPhillips, there is no cost to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Substitute reimbursement forms are available at the workshops.

Each attendee receives:
  • More than $500 worth of curriculum and hands-on kits that teach about energy resources and transformations.
  • Science of Energy kit: a basic NEED curriculum set and a class-set of NEED's Energy Infobooks for their grade level.
  • Curriculum and training that is aligned with state education standards.
Visit the new workshop segments in our  series.
Curriculum materials presented during the workshop include these curriculum guides:
NEED Science of Energy - Elementary
NEED Science of Energy - Intermediate
NEED Science of Energy - Secondary
Energy Enigma
Energy Games and Icebreakers  Energy Web Activities
Exploring Oil and Gas  Peak Oil Activity

Online Workshop
ConocoPhillips donated video services to create a series of NEED online workshops. These segments highlight the lessons from the Science of Energy. Click to visit the 
Online Video  page.

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our 2015 workshops a success in Decatur, Texas; Laredo, Texas; Dumas, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Victoria, Texas; Houma, Louisiana; Billings, Montana; Kenedy, Texas; Minden, Louisiana; Elk City, Oklahoma; Farmington, New Mexico; Watford City, North Dakota; and Bozeman, Montana.
About ConocoPhillips
ConocoPhillips is an independent E&P company focused on exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas globally.  Their diverse portfolio primarily includes resource-rich North American unconventional assets; oil sands assets in Canada; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; several international developments across the portfolio; and an inventory of global conventional and unconventional exploration prospects.  Visit for more information.

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