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NEED is adding new energy workshops all the time. Want to attend? Check out our calendar to find a workshop near you!


ConocoPhillips and NEED

Since 2008, ConocoPhillips and NEED have partnered to provide teachers across the country with curriculum and training opportunities. We help teachers educate students on a wide range of topics including energy conservation and alternative energy sources.
To date, ConocoPhillips has reached over 600,000 students through the program.


2019 Workshop Locations:
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San Antonio, TX - April 25, 2019
Grand Forks, ND - April 30, 2019

Santa, Fe, NM - May 7,2019
Schriever, LA - September 4, 2019

Midland, TX - September 5, 2019
Aurora, CO - September 17, 2019
Fargo, ND - September 17, 2019
Kenedy, TX - October 16, 2019
Albuquerque, NM - October 30, 2019

Corpus Christi, TX - November 7, 2019

Kyle, TX - November 12, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our 2018 workshops a success in Aurora, CO, Thorton, CO, Houma, LA, Billings, MT, Bismarck, ND, Carlsbad, NM, Lovington, NM, Elk City, OK, Cuero, TX, George West, TX. Kenedy, TX, Midland, TX, and Victoria, TX.

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Why Attend?

Thanks to the support of ConocoPhillips, there is no cost to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Substitute reimbursement forms are available at the workshops.

Each attendee receives:

- More than $300 worth of curriculum and hands-on kits that teach about energy resources and transformations.
- Science of Energy kit and a basic NEED curriculum set.
- Curriculum and training that is aligned with state education standards.

Curriculum materials presented during the workshop include these curriculum guides:

NEED Science of Energy - Elementary
NEED Science of Energy - Intermediate
NEED Science of Energy - Secondary
Energy Enigma
Exploring Oil and Gas  - Perforated Well, Core Sampling and Expoloring Density activities
Energy Games and Icebreakers - Candy Collector
School Energy Inspectors  - The Energy I Use Today and Conservation in the Round

Online Workshop

ConocoPhillips donated video services to create a series of NEED online workshops. These segments highlight the lessons from the Science of Energy. Click to visit the Online Video page.

About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is an independent E&P company focused on exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas globally. Their diverse portfolio primarily includes resource-rich North American unconventional assets; oil sands assets in Canada; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; several international developments across the portfolio; and an inventory of global conventional and unconventional exploration prospects.  Visit for more information.

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