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Where & When
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
1225 Iyannough Rd Suite #1
Hyannis, MA 02601
August 1-3, 2022

About the Conference

Educators from across Massachusetts will come together for three days of engaging and fun energy education training with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. The conference is fully sponsored and offered at no cost to educators. The conference provides you with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy. You will receive the training and materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units in your classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators interested in energy!
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Science and STEM Teachers
  • AP Environmental Science Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Out of School Time Program Leaders
  • Student Advocacy Organization Leaders

What Do Participants Receive?

  • The chance to network with energy professionals to learn more about energy careers and the energy landscape in Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts standards aligned curriculum
  • NEED Science of Energy and Energy Efficiency & Conservation Kits
  • Stipend
  • PDP Certificate
  • Graduate Credit
  • A great opportunity to learn with fellow educators in an engaging and fun way



If you have questions or need assistance, please email Wendi Moss at wmoss@need.org or call 1-800-875-5029.

August 1, 2022

11:00 a.m.       Registration and Energy Challenge Activities

11:30 a.m.       Welcome from Mary McCarthy, Eversource and Maggie Downey, Cape Light Compact

12:30 p.m.        Introductions and MA Energy Efficiency Bingo

1:15 p.m.         Science of Energy

Learn about the different forms of energy and explore inquiry activities designed to teach these concepts.

2:45 p.m.         Energy Roundup

Explore properties and characteristics of the ten major sources of energy.

3:15 p.m.         Energy Source Break Out Sessions

  • Onshore and Offshore Wind
  • Exploring Solar

5:00 p.m.         Q&A and NEED Internet Resources

5:45 p.m.         Dinner and Spotlight Speaker


August 2, 2022

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

8:30 a.m.         Science of Electricity

9:30 a.m.         Massachusetts Electric Connections

Understanding the electricity generation mix in the Commonwealth and Across the United States.

10:00 a.m.       Baseload Balance Activity

10:30 a.m.       Energy Break Out Sessions (Choose One)

  • Exploring Transportation Fuels
  • Exploring Natural Gas

11:30 a.m.       Lunch and Learn

12:30 p.m.       Energy Storage – Expanding Capacity

1:30 p.m.         Break

1:45 p.m.         Let’s Take a Field Trip!   – TBD

4:45 p.m.         Reception and Energy Carnival

5:30 p.m.         Dinner and Speaker


August 3, 2022

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

8:15 a.m.         Exploring Energy Efficiency and Conservation

8:45 a.m.         The Energy House Challenge

Learn about efficiency, conservation, and economic returns by building and insulating a cardboard house.

10:15 a.m.        Energy Escape Room

11:15 a.m.       Creating and Facilitating School Energy Teams

12:15 p.m.        Lunch and Speaker

1:15 p.m.         Synthesizing the Conference

1:45 p.m.         What’s Next?   Q&A, Post-Assessment, Final Evaluation

2:15 p.m.         Adjourn

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