Download the catalog to view curriculum and kit pricing and to place an order.

NEED is adding new energy workshops all the time. Want to attend? Check out our calendar to find a workshop near you!


Massachusetts 2019

Contact: Debbie Fitton

Tel: (508) 375-6703

Contact: Todd Rogers

Tel: (315) 655-3507


NEED programs are strong in Massachusetts thanks to the support of the Cape Light Compact, NSTAR and Dominion.
The Compact loans NEED kits and curriculum to classrooms, provides teacher training, and hosts many community
education events throughout the year. The Solarize Our Schools program provided a school in each town with a solar
installation and the associated curriculum materials and data system to learn more about the electricity generated with
solar power. NSTAR provides teacher training and curriculum related to energy efficiency and renewable energy to
schools in the NSTAR service area. In 2011, the new NEED Science of Energy Efficiency module launched with NSTAR
teachers to assist students in understanding the science of insulation, building envelope, and smart design for
buildings. Also in 2011, Dominion’s support of energy education workshops nationwide brings additional teacher
training to communities near Dominion generating plants.


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.


Boston Latin School
Boston, MA
Massachusetts Senior School of the Year
Project Title:
A Three-Pronged Approach to Better Energy
Teacher Advisor: Catherine Arnold
Student Director(s): Yanxi Fang, Tracy Zhang, Kayla Butler, Osasenaga Idahor, Addy Krom, Anna Wilcox, Lorenzo deSimone, Zoe Nagasawa, Azalea Thompson, Gwen Trueblood, Susan Tang, Mateo Daffin, Ariana Rauch, Fahad Anwar, Joana Avrami, Dalilah Mostoslavsky, Linnea Ericsson Slater, Phillip Pepin, Julia Epshtein, Sam Cheever, Ruby Sturke, Danica Truong, Anna Kriscenski, Emily Schell


Mount Alvernia Academy
Chestnut Hill, MA
Massachusetts Elementary School of the Year
Project Title: 
STEM Fun Fair
Teacher Advisor: Maria Lyons
Student Director(s): Cynthia Francis, Hamilton Tsen


Paul P. Gates School
Acton, MA
Project Title: 
The Gates Green Team Composting Project
Project Advisors: Cindy Holt and Rebecca Acheson