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Where & When
Publick House Historic Inn
277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
July 31 – August 2, 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, including lodging, 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?

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


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

July 31, 2023

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

11:30 a.m.       Lunch and Welcome

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

1:15 p.m.         Science of Energy

2:45 p.m.         Energy Roundup

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

  • Onshore and Offshore Wind
  • Exploring Solar

4:15 p.m.         Energy Source Breakout Sessions (Swap)

5:15 p.m.         Q&A and NEED Internet Resources

5:45 p.m.         Dinner and Presentation


August 1, 2023

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

8:30 a.m.         Science of Electricity

9:30 a.m.         The Electric Grid – Reliably Smart

10:00 a.m.       Massachusetts Electric Connections

10:30 a.m.       Baseload Balance

11:15 a.m.       Electric Vehicles

12:00 p.m.       Lunch

12:45 p.m.       Energy Storage – Expanding Capacity

1:15 p.m.         Gather up and get ready to roll

1:30 p.m.         Let’s Take a Field

4:45 p.m.         Reception and Energy Carnival

5:30 p.m.         Dinner

August 2, 2023

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

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

  • Energy systems in a building
  • New technologies

8:45 a.m.         The Energy House Challenge

10:15 a.m.        Greenhouse gases, climate & energy

11:15 a.m.       Energy Efficiency Career Round Up

11:45 a.m.       Lunch and Speaker

1:00 p.m.         Creating & Facilitating School Energy Teams

1:20 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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