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National Fuel Energy Detectives

Now in its sixth year, the National Fuel Energy Detectives program provides Western New York teachers and students with teacher training workshops, hands-on classroom curriculum and kits, and the opportunity to share energy conservation practices at home with their families and the Energy Detectives Home Energy Efficiency Kits. (Teacher Guide,Student Guide

As part of National Fuel's Fuel for Thought effort to encourage energy efficiency and conservation at home, students are learning about energy and climate change in class and taking those lessons home.

The program also enjoys an exciting relationship with the Buffalo Sabres Green Team including classroom visits from Sabretooth and other exciting ways to learn about energy conservation! This year, schools will be able to enter our Sabres Green Team contest to receive a classroom visit from a Sabres player. Check back for details!

Visit National Fuel's Green Team page for more information!

This year we are offering two types of workshops

Science of Buildings: Teachers learn how to turn their students into Building Scientists. Students discover how heat transfers and find out how to control heat loss/gain by designing and testing an energy efficient house.  Students learn how their school and homes use energy and how to reduce energy consumption through this hands-on program correlated to NYS Learning Standards.

Climate Detectives:  Teachers learn hands-on ways to teach their students about the energy-climate connection.   Students learn about the science of climate change and how to reduce energy consumption through this hands-on program correlated to New York’s Learning Standards. Attendees receive hands-on kits and materials and participating students receive take-home energy conservation kits.

2013-2014 Upcoming Workshops

October 9th and 23rd New York Climate Detectives Workshop – Buffalo, NY

October 22nd, 2013 New York Science of Buildings Workshop - Hamburg, NY

 November 5th, 2013 New York Climate Detectives Workshop - Cheektowaga, NY


Questions? Contact NEED at 1-866-720-2123 or by email at nyworkshops@need.org.

To be eligible, your school must be located within National Fuel's service territory.