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

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

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EVENTS

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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 Opportunities
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
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

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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

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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

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NEWS

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Missed us live yesterday? Check out this fun activity using M&M's and Jellybeans to teach about the energy terms renewable and nonrenewable. Shoutout to La'Shree Branch and her daughter for presenting!https://youtu.be/oVTGrc43WkY ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment! 

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Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment! NEED offers free downloadable curriculum featuring hands-on activities involving energy in our society, climate science, recycling, & more! Visit http://shop.need.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thrilled to be working with Eversource in this effort! #HomeEnergyChallenge ... 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.