Rhode Island

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Contact: Barbara Cesaro

Tel: (401) 574-9124

Email: Barbara.Cesaro@energy.ri.gov
 

For a small state, Rhode Island is BIG in energy education. Hosting over six workshops a year for teachers
and three workshops for teams for teachers and students, NEED’s programming in Rhode Island covers
the science of energy, energy sources, wind and solar energy, and home and school building energy
efficiency. NEED participates in the Rhode Island conference of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership
and provides resources to school districts working to reduce energy consumption in school buildings. With
the support of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and National Grid, hundreds of teachers
and students are reached each year.

 

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.



Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry
Coventry, RI
Project Title:
Energy Transformations
Teacher Advisor: Jennifer Pietros and Linda Grandchamp
Student Director(s): Lila Maiato and Emma Scotti



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Deering Middle School
West Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Junior School of the Year
National Junior Runner Up
Project Title:
Be the Change West Warwick
Teacher Advisor: Mark Grover
Student Director(s): Meigan Wu



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Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Providence, RI
Project Title:
Energy Dragons
Teacher Advisor: Martha Lawson
Student Director(s): Nadine Gomez, Denise Meyer



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J.H. Gaudet Middle School
Middletown, RI
Rhode Island Junior Rookie of the Year
Project Title:
Treat the Earth Better
Teacher Advisor: Stephanie Racine
Student Director(s): Julia Fitzgerald, Sammantha Aldrich



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Kickemuit Middle School
Warren, RI
Project Title:
Kickemuit Middle School Sustainability Club
Teacher Advisor: Amy O'Donnell
Student Director(s): Hope Tyska



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Scituate High School
Bakersfield, CA
National Senior Runner Up
Rhode Island Senior School of the Year
Project Title:
Scituate High School NEED Project
Teacher Advisor: Shannon Donovan
Student Director(s): Brooke Petrangelo



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Scituate Middle School
Bakersfield, CA
California Senior School of the Year
Project Title:
Scituate Middle School NEED Club
Teacher Advisor: Shannon Donovan
Student Director(s): Grace Luchka



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Washington Oak School
Coventry, RI
National Elementary Rookie of the Year
Rhode Island Elementary Rookie of the Year
Project Title:
W.O.S. STEAM Team Conservation of Energy Project
Teacher Advisor: Michelle Gallagher and Kim Estrela
Student Director(s): Michelle Gallagher and Kim Estrela



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Western Coventry Elementary
Coventry, RI
National Elementary Runner Up
Rhode Island Elementary School of the Year
Project Title:
We Too Can Make Waves
Teacher Advisor: Kerri Luchka
Student Director(s): Mia Rietzel and Kevin Bannon



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