Ohio

Ohio Energy Project
Contact: Deb Yerkes
Tel: (614) 785-1717
Email: dyerkes@ohioenergy.org
Web:
www.ohioenergy.org




The Ohio Energy Project (OEP) experienced another successful year implementing innovative methods to provide energy education and leadership opportunities to Ohio’s students and teachers. Incorporating NEED curriculum and materials, OEP focused on three primary goals for the 2014-15 school year:
•    Engaging student programs
•    Award winning energy efficiency programs
•    Excellence in professional development


Student Programs:

OEP conducted Youth Leadership Summits, Energy Workshops/Fairs across Ohio to educate teachers and students about the science of energy and energy-related issues. Over 650 seventh-twelfth graders were trained at Youth Leadership Summits implementing NEED’s “Kids Teaching Kids” philosophy.  These student leaders facilitated hands-on explorations and carnival games for over 3,100 elementary students at Energy Workshops/Fairs.  


Energy Efficiency:

OEP’s Energy Efficiency Education Program empowered students and teachers to conserve energy at home using energy efficiency kits, resulting in a significant energy savings across the state. This program has been extremely successful and 43,000 students received energy efficiency kits this year.  “Kids Teaching Families” takes leadership to a new level, allowing students to impact their families with energy efficient choices.   Additionally, OEP distributed over 4,500 CFL’s to Ohio students.


Professional Development:

OEP believes that Ohio educators are our greatest resource and strives to provide excellent professional development opportunities.  New in 2014-15, grade level specific workshops for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade empowered educators with curriculum and teaching kits to meet Ohio’s New Learning Standards.  The Energy Sources Tour continues to be a popular event.  Through partnerships with Ohio energy businesses and university research facilities, teachers get to see behind-the-scenes at energy sites and learn directly from energy industry professionals.

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.

 


Canton South High School
Canton, OH
Project Title:
e3
Teacher Advisor: Mr. Forshey
Student Director(s): Tuck



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Dublin Jerome High School
Dublin, OH
Project Title:
e3 Smart funded by Columbia Gas of Ohio
Teacher Advisor: Ashley Dulin-Smith
Student Director(s): Sarah Roseberry Anna Hollenack



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Genoa Middle School
Westerville, OH
Project Title:
Saving the World One Bulb at a Time
Teacher Advisor: Julie McSwords
Student Director(s): Amelia Wares



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Hawken
Lyndhurst, OH
Project Title:
Going Green in 2017
Teacher Advisor: Peter Thomas
Student Director(s): Zach Reitman, Frances Connors



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Heritage Middle School
Ohio, OH
Ohio Junior School of the Year
Project Title:
Gotta Energize Them All - Go Energy
Teacher Advisor: Debbie Pellington
Student Director(s): Lydia Fyock, Elle Rollyson, and Lauren Hilderbrand



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Lehman Catholic High School
Sidney, OH
Project Title:
Leading our Community in Energy Conservation
Teacher Advisor: Tracy Hall
Student Director(s): Sidney Chapman



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Oakwood High School
Oakwood, OH
Ohio Senior School of the Year
Project Title:
Building a Brighter Future
Teacher Advisor: Heidi Steinbrink
Student Director(s): Nick Cassidy, Erin Lane, Erika Helm, Noble Byers, Mark Lauterbach, Micheal Watson



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River Valley High School
Caledonia, OH
Project Title:
Can't Trump This
Teacher Advisor: Kecia Slob
Student Director(s): Mackenzie Lawrence



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Sandy Valley Middle School
Magnolia, OH
Project Title:
The Windmill Experiment
Teacher Advisor: Tim Dudek
Student Director(s): Lily C and Trapper M



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South Gallia Middle School
Crown City, OH
Project Title:
Science Fun and Conservation
Teacher Advisor: Tracey Burnette
Student Director(s): Hannah Polcyn



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Taylor Middle School
Cleves, OH
Ohio Elementary School of the Year
Project Title:
Energizing the World
Teacher Advisor: Tina Cole & Robin Hance
Student Director(s): Grace Hanauer & Bailey Gratz



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Twin Valley South High School
West Alexandria, OH
Project Title:
2016-17 A Year in Review
Teacher Advisor: Catheirne Ackerman
Student Director(s): Erin Tebbe, Audrey Chesney, Rylie Gearhart



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Twin Valley South Middle School
West Alexandria, OH
Project Title:
Energizing Energy Learning Oportunities
Teacher Advisor: Catheirne Ackerman
Student Director(s): Ava Benner



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Westerville Energy Education Partnership
Westerville, OH
National Special Project Runner Up
Ohio Special Project of the Year
Project Title:
Westerville Energy Education Partnership
Teacher Advisor: Chris Monacelli



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