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  • 3rd – 12th Grade Science and Tech Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers
  • To be eligible, your school must be located in National Fuel’s service territory.


  • It’s FREE
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • NEED classroom kit provided
  • New York state aligned curriculum.


8:00 a.m.         Registration

Pick up NEED materials and conference supplies. Continental breakfast will be served.

8:30 a.m.         Welcoming Program and Attendee Interview

Introduction to the program and welcome by National Fuel representatives. Meet your colleagues.

9:15 a.m.         Climate Change Jigsaw

After a short presentation, break into groups to read about and then teach about climate change.

10:15 a.m.       Properties of CO2

Working with dry ice we explore the properties of this gas.

10:45 a.m.       Greenhouse in a Beaker

A hands-on activity that demonstrates how CO2 traps heat.

11:15 a.m.       Carbon Cycle Simulation

After an intro presentation, you become a carbon atom and cycle through earth’s reservoirs.

12:00 p.m.      Lunch

Enjoy lunch while discussing the NEED network and the educational materials available.

12:45 p.m.      Climate Change Mitigation

A presentation introduces the wedge concept and ways we can reduce society’s carbon footprint.

1:15 p.m.         The Wedge Challenge / Carbon in My Life

2:30 p.m.         Energy Efficiency Measures

Learn about items included in the home energy conservation kit Interested teachers will be provided with a class-set of 30 home energy efficiency kits for students to take home, install with their families, and start saving energy.

2:45 p.m.         Closing Program

3:00 p.m.         Adjourn

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