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

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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

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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

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
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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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Here are 3 tips to spice up your relationship with energy efficiency this Valentine's Day! 💗1. Turn the lights down. 💡From setting the mood to saving energy consumption, there are several lighting choices on the market that meet efficiency standards. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are one of the most readily available energy efficient lighting choices today and have an average lifespan of at least 25,000 hours. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that widespread adoption of LED lighting by 2027 would reduce lighting electricity demand by 33 percent. This would avoid construction of 40 new power plants!2. Create a healthier relationship between your energy consumption and the planet. 🌎Routine can certainly be a good thing, but breaking old habits is too. Try to relate your energy use to your daily life. Take an extra glance around to locate the recycling bin for that empty plastic container or stack of junk mail in the office. Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator one floor up. Carry a water bottle for refilling, rather than purchasing plastic water bottles. Turn the heat down when away from home. Baby steps in your daily routine towards energy efficiency go a long way.3. “Hug” your home 🏠About one-quarter of a typical home’s heat loss occurs through the doors and windows. One of the easiest money-saving measures you can do is caulk, seal, and weather-strip the cracks to the outside. You can save 10 percent or more on your energy bill by stopping the air leaks in your home. Add storm windows or sheets of clear plastic film to create additional air barriers between your home and the outdoors. Hang insulated drapes on the inside. In cold weather, open blinds on sunny days and close them at night. Add insulation around pipes and make sure attics and crawl spaces are properly insulated.Learn more with our Building Science guide!https://shop.need.org/products/… ... See MoreSee Less

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Fall in love with energy education this month and every month!  

- Download free NEED hands-on energy curriculum guides (shop.NEED.org)
- Join us at a free PD workshop near you (www.NEED.org/events/)
- Submit a Youth Awards project! (www.NEED.org/youth-awards)
- Apply for our National Energy Conference for Educators this July (www.NEED.org/summertraining)

Fall in love with energy education this month and every month! - Download free NEED hands-on energy curriculum guides (shop.NEED.org)- Join us at a free PD workshop near you (www.NEED.org/events/)- Submit a Youth Awards project! (www.NEED.org/youth-awards)- Apply for our National Energy Conference for Educators this July (www.NEED.org/summertraining) ... See MoreSee Less

February 11th, 8:40 pm

On this day in 1847, Thomas Edison was born.  He is credited for inventing the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph AND held 1,000+ patents for his inventions!

On this day in 1847, Thomas Edison was born. He is credited for inventing the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph AND held 1,000+ patents for his inventions! ... 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.