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

Keep kids minds inquiring and energized this school year with NEED’s hands-on distance learning energy content and activity suggestions! Great resources here for teachers!

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

EVENTS

2021 Hydropower Energy Education Workshop

January 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

2021 Louisiana Energy Education Workshop

January 26 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

SMUD Energy Forms and Sources Workshop

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Upcoming Events

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

EDUCATORS

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
The NEED Project energy training

Evaluation

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

2020-2021 NEED Catalog

Find all of NEED’s resources in one spot! This catalog and planning guide contains book and kit pricing, an outline of a basic energy curriculum unit and matrix of all curriculum options.

2020-2021 NEED Catalog

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

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

STUDENTS

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
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Student Leadership

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

Youth Energy Leadership Awards
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Student Resources

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

Student Resources

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

PARTNERS

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

Becoming a Partner
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Partners & Sponsors

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

Partners & Sponsors
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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

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

NEWS

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In 2020, we adapted! Huge kudos to all the educators who participated in one of our workshops last year. We look forward to when we can return to in-person trainings, but for now we continue to provide engaging (and still hands-on) virtual opportunities! Visit https://www.need.org/events/!

In 2020, we adapted! Huge kudos to all the educators who participated in one of our workshops last year. We look forward to when we can return to in-person trainings, but for now we continue to provide engaging (and still hands-on) virtual opportunities! Visit ! ... See MoreSee Less

January 19th, 8:30 pm

Now accepting applications for our annual National Energy Conference for Educators! Continuing to closely monitor COVID-19 but planning for an in-person event in Albuquerque, NM this July.

Who Should Apply
• Educators interested in Energy!
• Science and STEM Teachers
• Informal Educators
• Museum Education Staff
• Utility Education & Outreach Staff  

Details at: 
http://nationalenergyconference.org/

Now accepting applications for our annual National Energy Conference for Educators! Continuing to closely monitor COVID-19 but planning for an in-person event in Albuquerque, NM this July.Who Should Apply• Educators interested in Energy!• Science and STEM Teachers• Informal Educators• Museum Education Staff• Utility Education & Outreach Staff Details at: ... See MoreSee Less

January 19th, 5:18 pm

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Hopefully I will be able to attend in 2022. This summer we will be in Alaska during the conference.

This year’s #PAESMEM application cycle is coming to a close! Submit your application by January 24th or sign up to be notified for when nominations reopen for next year: bit.ly/PAESMEM21.

This year’s #PAESMEM application cycle is coming to a close! Submit your application by January 24th or sign up to be notified for when nominations reopen for next year: bit.ly/PAESMEM21.If you ask a #STEM professional how they got to where they are today, odds are, they will talk about the mentors that helped them along the way.During #NationalMentoringMonth, we want to celebrate award-winning STEM mentors such as The Clubhouse Network (TCN), a 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Awardee Organization, for all of their efforts to bring STEM education and opportunities to underserved communities. With this year’s #PAESMEM application cycle coming to a close, we encourage you to submit your application by January 24th or sign up to be notified for when nominations reopen for next year: bit.ly/PAESMEM21. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.