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

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

EVENTS

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

EDUCATORS

NEED designs and delivers opportunities and resources for teachers

Curriculum Resources
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Kristi Fehr of Cassidy Elementary stopped by the NEED booth at NSTA Cincinnati.  Shes a longtime Fayette Co, KY NEED teacher. Kristi won the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science. She shared with Tyler that NEED helped her with lessons that allowed her to accomplish this award!

Kristi Fehr of Cassidy Elementary stopped by the NEED booth at NSTA Cincinnati. She's a longtime Fayette Co, KY NEED teacher. Kristi won the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science. She shared with Tyler that NEED helped her with lessons that allowed her to accomplish this award! ... See MoreSee Less

November 15th, 2:11 pm

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That is so awesome!

Hey!!! 😎

November 15th is America Recycles Day! 

Check out your local communitys rules on recycling to make sure youre recycling correct items, not all plastic, paper, or even glass in some counties is recyclable! #recyclesmart

Plus - NEED has lots of great free PDF guides to learn more!

All About Trash, Talking Trash and Museum of Solid Waste and Energy guides help students learn about solid waste, its relationship to natural resources and energy, and options for handling solid waste including recycling, landfilling, and incineration.
https://shop.need.org/collections/energy-efficiency-and-conservation 

#AmericaRecyclesDay

November 15th is America Recycles Day! Check out your local community's rules on recycling to make sure you're recycling correct items, not all plastic, paper, or even glass in some counties is recyclable! #recyclesmartPlus - NEED has lots of great free PDF guides to learn more!"All About Trash", "Talking Trash" and "Museum of Solid Waste and Energy" guides help students learn about solid waste, its relationship to natural resources and energy, and options for handling solid waste including recycling, landfilling, and incineration.https://shop.need.org/collections/… #AmericaRecyclesDay ... See MoreSee Less

November 15th, 10:17 am

Big fans of wind at the Pennsylvania Wind workshop! ... See MoreSee Less

November 14th, 5:09 pm

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Big FANS of WIND? Lol! <3

What part of PA ?

Anyone at NSTA Cincinnati today or tomorrow? Come say hello! We're at booth #122...sharing it with The NEED Project.Don't miss former executive director, Debby Yerkes. She'll be working the booth on Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

November 14th, 3:35 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.