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Kentucky

Teachers can access NEED curriculum online. As resources are available, teacher workshops
and hands-on kits are available. Individual state curriculum correlations are available here.

 

About The Kentucky NEED Project

The Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project is the state program of the
National Energy Education Development Project, a not-for-profit education association that focuses on
K-12 energy education. NEED provides workshops for teachers, grade-appropriate curriculum materials
and kits for energy activities in the classroom. NEED also assists schools in forming student energy teams
that study how energy is used in the schools and implements programs to help reduce energy consumption.



Program Highlights

Kentucky Youth Awards Program (YAP) for Energy Achievement:  In April, Kentucky NEED hosts our annual YAP Awards Luncheon in partnership with the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools program.  Student groups are recognized for the energy and environmental projects they have completed during the school year.

Kentucky Energy Tour:  In June we host our annual Energy Tour for Kentucky Educators, spending five (5) days on a tour bus visiting energy sites across the Commonwealth.  We have a three year rotation, visiting sites in east, central and western Kentucky.

Kentucky is fortunate to have program sponsors who provide funding for schools across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Office of Energy Policy (KOEP)
KOEP has funded our Kentucky program for over 20 years, through State Energy Program (SEP) and Coal Education funds. This support allows us to host one-day teacher workshops across the Commonwealth.  They also support our Student Energy Team program and our Kentucky Youth Awards Program. The coal education funds support our five (5) day Energy Tour.


East Kentucky Power Cooperative and Member Coops: Blue Grass Energy, Grayson RECC, Cumberland Valley Electric, Jackson Energy, Salt River 
These energy cooperatives provide funding to support teachers in their service territories to attend our 1-day workshops and other training opportunities.

Non-funding Partners
East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC)
EKPC has been a longtime supporter of our program providing resources for teachers and logistical support for our energy tours.

 


Anchorage Public School
Anchorage, KY
Kentucky Junior Rookie of the Year
Project Title:
Anchorage Energy Stars
Teacher Advisor: Raechel J Minor
Student Director(s): Julia Werner



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Central Hardin High School
Cecilia, KY
Kentucky Senior Rookie of the Year
Project Title:
Hit the Ground Running
Teacher Advisor: Carissa Argueta



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Crittenden County Middle School
Marion, KY
Project Title:
Energy Carnival
Teacher Advisor: Carol Davis
Student Director(s): Quinn Templeton



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Early College and Career Center
Elizabethtown, KY
National Senior School of the Year
Kentucky Senior School of the Year
Project Title:
EcoCharger
Teacher Advisor: Joe Stuecker
Student Director(s): Jame Rogers



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Julius Marks Elementary School
Lexington, KY
Kentucky Elementary Rookie of the Year
Project Title:
Greening Our School One Carbon Footprint at at Time
Teacher Advisor: Amanda Heltzel
Student Director(s): Amanda Heltzel



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Lincoln County Middle School
Stanford, KY
Project Title:
Be EnLIGHTened
Teacher Advisor: Cassy Elmore
Student Director(s): Alyssa DeShon/Antonio Prieto



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Lloyd Memorial High School
Erlanger, KY
Project Title:
Can I Get a Watt Watt - Year 3
Teacher Advisor: Melissa Stolz
Student Director(s): Grace Herrmann



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North Middle School
Radcliff, KY
Project Title:
Energy Education
Teacher Advisor: Samantha Hardesty
Student Director(s): Kaevon Boles, Khyree Boles



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Ockerman Middle School
Florence, KY
Kentucky Junior School of the Year
Project Title:
That's A Lot-A Watts
Teacher Advisor: Jennifer Davis
Student Director(s): Zac McEachern, John Wharton



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Old Mill Elementary School
Mount Washington, KY
Project Title:
Most Efficient Light Bulb
Teacher Advisor: Alicia Doyle
Student Director(s): Sean, Isaac, Landen, Blake, Kaitlyn, Garrison, Shelby, Haley, Kyndal, Grace, Sarah, and Morgan



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Plano Elementary School
Bowling Green, KY
Project Title:
Watt's It All About
Teacher Advisor: Connie Choate
Student Director(s): Parker Morris, Aidan Rogers



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Shepherdsville Elementary
Shepherdsville, KY
Project Title:
Lamps vs Overhead Lights Which is better?
Teacher Advisor: Brieanna Swerbinsky
Student Director(s): Isabelle, Savannah, Kansas, Christian, Rylan, Brooke, William, Reina, Ciera, Alia, Chandler,  Kaylee, Kaidon



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Tichenor Middle School
Erlanger, KY
Project Title:
TMS Energy Conservation Project
Teacher Advisor: Nikki Greis-Renaker
Student Director(s): Nick Lang and Ashley Howard



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Virginia Chance School
Louisville, KY
National Elementary School of the Year
Kentucky Elementary School of the Year
Project Title:
Transforming Our Community
Teacher Advisor: Sarah Cummins
Student Director(s): Anna Abell, Mimi Mutchnick, Keira Olson, Jillian Tabler, Westin Robbins, Winston Haas



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West Hardin Middle School
Cecilia, KY
Project Title:
WHMS: Saving Energy and Saving the World
Teacher Advisor: Emilee O'Brien
Student Director(s): Carlie Clements



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White's Tower Elementary School
Independence, KY
Project Title:
White's Tower Energy Wise Team Project
Teacher Advisor: Mike Fairchild
Student Director(s): Eric Hendrix



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Kentucky NEED Sponsors
Kentucky Office of Energy Policy

Kentucky NEED Partners

Kentucky Environmental Education Council/Green & Healthy Schools Program      

 
If you would like more information on becoming a KY NEED sponsor or partner, please contact: 

Karen Reagor
State Coordinator
The NEED Project
Tel: 859-802-2024
Email: kreagor@need.org