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ConocoPhillips and NEED

ConocoPhillips and NEED have partnered to provide teachers in 13 communities across the country with curriculum and training opportunities.
Visit the new workshop segments in our Online Video Workshop series.

2015 Workshop Communities
March 4, 2015 - Decatur, TX
March 26, 2015 - Laredo, TX
April 8, 2015 - Dumas, TX
April 16, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM
April 16, 2015 - Victoria, TX
April 21, 2015 - Houma, LA
April 23, 2015 - Billings, MT
May 12, 2015 - Kenedy, TX
September 10, 2015 - Minden, LA
September 30, 2015 - Elk City, OK
September 30, 2015 - Farmington, NM
October 1, 2015 - Watford City, ND

October 30, 2015 - Bozeman, MT

This workshop series presents a unique opportunity for classroom teachers (K-12) to learn about energy in a fun and exciting way! The seminars will create awareness of today’s energy challenges and the importance of using energy wisely.

Participation in this workshop provides educators with more than $500 of curriculum and hands-on kits that teach about energy resources and energy transformations through hands-on activities. 

Participants will receive the NEED Science of Energy Kit, a basic NEED curriculum set and a class-set of NEED's Energy Infobooks at grade level.  Curriculum and training is aligned with state education standards. 

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

Thanks to the support of ConocoPhillips, there is no cost to attend the workshop.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Substitute reimbursement forms will be available at the workshop and substitute costs will be reimbursed to school districts.

ConocoPhillips generously donated video services to create a series of NEED online workshop segments. These segments highlight the lessons from the Science of Energy. To view visit the Online Video Page.


Thank you to everyone who attended and made our 2014 workshops a success in Laredo, Texas; Houma, Louisiana; Midland, Texas; Bismarck, North Dakota; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dumas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Helena, Montana; Anchorage, Alaska; Fairbanks, Alaska; Beeville, Texas; Farmington, New Mexico; Altus, Oklahoma; Riverston, Wyoming; Victoria, Texas; Thornton, Colorado; and Minden, Louisiana. 

ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company with interests around the world. To learn more about ConocoPhillips’ thoughts about energy challenges and opportunities, go
Questions about the ConocoPhillips - NEED Partnership? Contact us at 1-800-875-5029 or by e-mail at