NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.

Keep kids minds inquiring and energized this summer with NEED’s hands-on distance learning energy content and activity suggestions! And for teachers trying to plan your fall, there are great resources here for you, too!

Distance Learning Resources





NEED designs and delivers opportunities and resources for teachers

Curriculum Resources
The NEED Project Professional Development

Professional Development

Working with education and energy advisors, NEED designs and delivers professional development opportunities for teachers that not only educate, but also energize their classrooms.

Professional Development Opportunities
The NEED Project energy training


Evaluation is a high priority for all NEED’s programming areas. Teachers and students participate in pre and post knowledge assessments during workshops and in the classroom.

Evaluation & Assessment
The NEED Project teacher resources

Awesome Extras

Additional resources including reference sheets, PowerPoint presentations, Spanish language materials, online newsletters, e-publications, coloring sheets, and the NEED Book List.

Additional Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Keep the mind working and energized with NEED’s energy content and activity suggestions for students, teachers, and families affected by COVID-19 and distance learning requirements.

Distance Learning Resources



NEED recognizes student excellence through our Youth Awards Program.

Learn About The Youth Awards
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Youth Energy Conference

The Annual NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards gives students more opportunities to learn about energy.

Youth Energy Conference
Female high school student lecturing on energy

Student Leadership

The NEED Project presents the Youth Energy Leadership Award to up to two students each year.

Youth Energy Leadership Awards
Student making a turbine out of a styrofoam cup

Student Resources

Science Fair Projects, Infobooks, Games, Puzzles, and Activities, and more to get students and classrooms energized.

Student Resources



NEED has worked with thousands of partners across the country to design energy education programs.

Becoming a Partner
NEED sponsors speaking with STEM students

Partners & Sponsors

NEED works with a number of sponsors across the country, from private partners to educational institutions.

Partners & Sponsors
STEM students in signature programs

Signature Programs

NEED creates signature programs for many partners. Have a program you’d like NEED to assist on? Let us know!

Signature Programs
Students utilizing partner resources

Partner Resources

NEED financial documents and annual reports, as well as useful resources, available for review by our partners.

Partner Resources



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☀️ Learning about solar energy using NaturePrint™ paper during Prince Georges County Virtual Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP)!

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July 14th, 5:09 pm

Dominion Energy and the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy (CASE) - 2020 Renewable Energy Art Contest"Students in grades 1-12 are invited to submit art projects that are inspired by renewable energy. That can mean a lot of things – maybe a photo of a wind farm you saw on a family vacation or a painting of the sun and all things that use the sun’s energy. Get creative and send a photo (.png, .jpg, or .gif) of your artwork with a submission form signed by a parent or guardian to Deadline for submissions is *extended to* Friday, July 10th at 11:59 pm!Awards for ten winners! Winners will receive a Wind Energy kit and lesson plans from CASE. You will be contacted via email to let you know of your selection as one of the winners and the kit will be mailed to you."Submission form and more details:… ... See MoreSee Less

July 7th, 2:58 pm

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National Energy Education Development Project

In 1980, The NEED Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.