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This workshop is for Rhode Island educators only.

Who should attend?

  • K-12 Teachers including Science, AP Environmental Science, Social Studies and Health teachers. School teams encouraged.
  • Afterschool program leaders working with students in energy, environment, STEM programming

Support from the EERMC provides:

  • Substitute reimbursement
  • Energy Curriculum and Hands-On Kit
  • Rhode Island standards aligned curriculum
  • Helpful information about Rhode Island’s Energy Efficiency resources

Contact Wendi Moss at wmoss@need.org or
call 1-800-875-5029

Special thanks to the

Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council  and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources for supporting the development of this curriculum and training.


8:45 a.m.            Participants Log in, Take Pre-Assessment

9:00 a.m.            Welcome from partners, Introduction & Goals, Zoom Norms

9:15 a.m.            Energy Scavenger Hunt

Learn about the science of energy and take a few minutes to scavenger around the house to find an item to shows an energy transformation.

9:45 a.m.            Energy, Electricity, and the Rhode Island Energy Picture

      • Energy Round Up
      • Candy Collector
      • Spaghetti plot graphing
      • Rhode Island Electric Connections

10:40 a.m.          Stretch and Snack Break

10:45 a.m.          Today in Energy

11:00 a.m.          Introduction to Efficiency & Conservation

Learn the basics about energy efficiency and conservation for home and school.   Check out some fun energy audit tools and complete a quick home audit.

11:45 a.m.          Lunch and Stretch Break

 12:05 p.m.          Guest Speaker

12:30 p.m.          Climate in the Classroom

Introduction to climate science and create a greenhouse in a beaker.

1:30 p.m.            Mini Heat Islands – Learn more about heat islands and complete your own heat island.

2:30 p.m.            Curriculum Connections

A quick look at additional activities available and ways to incorporate into cross curricular activities.

2:45 p.m.            Discussion and Feedback – With the launch of this curriculum, we want to hear more from you about today’s workshop.   Help us gather some good feedback to incorporate into curriculum or training adaptations.

3:00 p.m.            All the good stuff: Post-Assessment, Ordering Kits, Evaluation, Sub Reimbursement and More!

3:15 p.m.            Adjourn

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