Download the catalog to view curriculum and kit pricing and to place an order.

NEED is adding new energy workshops all the time. Want to attend? Check out our calendar to find a workshop near you!

Anemometers and solar cells and light meters-- oh my! NEED's new online store is open for business!


Contact: Debbie Fitton

Tel: (508) 375-6703

Contact: Todd Rogers

Tel: (315) 655-3507


NEED programs are strong in Massachusetts thanks to the support of the Cape Light Compact, NSTAR and Dominion.
The Compact loans NEED kits and curriculum to classrooms, provides teacher training, and hosts many community
education events throughout the year. The Solarize Our Schools program provided a school in each town with a solar
installation and the associated curriculum materials and data system to learn more about the electricity generated with
solar power. NSTAR provides teacher training and curriculum related to energy efficiency and renewable energy to
schools in the NSTAR service area. In 2011, the new NEED Science of Energy Efficiency module launched with NSTAR
teachers to assist students in understanding the science of insulation, building envelope, and smart design for
buildings. Also in 2011, Dominion’s support of energy education workshops nationwide brings additional teacher
training to communities near Dominion generating plants.


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.

Boston Latin School
Boston, MA

Project Title: The Planteers: All About Energy
Project Advisor: Cate Arnold
Student Director(s): Fahad Anwar, Miren Parkinson, Ethan Crain, Yanqing Huang, Ariana Rauch, Susan Tang, Tracy Zhang, Yanxi Fang, Anneli Merivaara, Hannah Reed, Molly Flanagan, Manan Pandey, Harry Caffrey Maffei, Nathan Oalican, Isabel Oalican, James Coakley, Maya Greally, Jia Hui Yu, Joanna Avrami, Lucia Pan, Anna Wilcox, Adam Krom, Rachel Lee, Sydney Lang, Amy Tan

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Gates Elementary School
Acton, MA
Massachusetts Junior School of the Year

Project Title: Z-wave Energy Savers!
Project Advisor: Rebecca Acheson

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Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
Oak Bluffs, MA
Massachusetts Senior School of the Year
National Senior Runner Up

Project Title: Sustainability by Design
Project Advisor: Natalie Munn, Anna Cotton, Dana Munn
Student Director(s): Casey McAndrews, Zachary Bresnick

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Monomoy Regional Middle School
Chatham, MA
Massachusetts Junior Rookie of the Year

Project Title: The Truth About Bottled Water
Project Advisor: Nancy Gifford
Student Director(s): Kimberley Parker, Kaya Cole, Jack Cusack, Anna Plum, Nick Burns

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Rockland High School
Rockland, MA
Massachusetts Senior Rookie of the Year

Project Title: Amped up in Rockland
Project Advisor: Angela Armstrong
Student Director(s): Ronan McNallySaoirse McNally, Joseph Naughton, Alexander Domina

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