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This workshop is for teachers in the OPPD service area only!

Attendees Receive
– Classroom Energy Kit
– Professional Development Certificate
– Breakfast and Lunch
– Substitute Reimbursement provided to


8:30 a.m. Check-In

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Meet your fellow participants and the sponsors of today’s workshop. Review goals and objectives for the workshop and begin planning ways to use the NEED materials and training in your school.

9:30 a.m. The Science of Energy
Learn more about the forms of energy while experimenting with the NEED Project’s Science of Energy kit.

10:30 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. Omaha Public Power District Electric Connections
After learning about the forms of energy, discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity locally.

11:00 a.m. Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Conservation by OPPD
How do you use energy in your daily life at school? Learn how energy is consumed and easy steps you and your students can take to reduce energy use at home and at school. Introduce Energy House Challenge.

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:00 p.m. OPPD Energy Education and Home Energy Efficiency Resources

12:15 p.m. Energy House, Air infiltration and Energy Audit Tools
Learn about efficiency, conservation, and economic returns by using various materials to insulate a cardboard house and then test its efficiency, air infiltration in doors and windows and an introduction to the tools provided in the NEED Efficiency and Conservation kits to explore energy use at home and at school.

1:30 p.m. Test Your Energy House

1:50 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Energy Career Explorations
Take a look at our Energy Career Excursion sampler and ways to incorporate into the classroom. Play a round of Energy Career in the Round.

2:20 p.m. Baseload Balance
Explore how the electric grid operates and electrical load is balanced with generation throughout the day in this simulation activity.

2:50 p.m. Q&A, Post Assessment and Evaluations
Evaluations and post assessment!

3:15 p.m. Adjourn

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