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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

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

Special thanks to the Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council (EERMC) for supporting the curriculum development and today’s workshop.  Learn more about the EERMC at:  https://rieermc.ri.gov/

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