NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.

NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.

Students learning about energy education

Keep kids’ minds inquiring and energized!

NEED’s hands-on distance learning energy content and activity suggestions are great resources for educators, organizations, and families.

NEED Distance Learning Resources



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NEED designs and delivers opportunities and resources for teachers

Curriculum Resources
The NEED Project Professional Development

Professional Development

Working with education and energy advisors, NEED designs and delivers professional development opportunities for teachers that not only educate, but also energize their classrooms.

Professional Development
The NEED Project energy training


Evaluation is a high priority for all NEED’s programming areas. Teachers and students participate in pre and post knowledge assessments during workshops and in the classroom.

Evaluation & Assessment

2021-2022 NEED Catalog

Find all of NEED’s resources in one spot! This catalog and planning guide contains book and kit pricing, an outline of a basic energy curriculum unit and matrix of all curriculum options.

2021-2022 NEED Catalog

2021 Year in Review

Take a look back at everything NEED accomplished in 2021 during our conferences, workshops, student outreach, and more! As well as what’s coming soon in 2022.

2021 Year in Review



NEED recognizes student excellence through our Youth Awards Program.

Learn About The Youth Awards
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Youth Energy Conference

The Annual NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards recognizes student leadership and gives students more opportunities to learn about energy.

Youth Energy Conference
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Student Leadership

The NEED Project presents the Youth Energy Leadership Award each year.

Youth Energy Leadership Awards
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Student Resources

Science Fair Projects, Infobooks, Games, Activities, & more to get students and classrooms energized.

Student Resources



NEED has worked with thousands of partners across the country to design energy education programs.

Becoming a Partner
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Partners & Sponsors

NEED works with a number of sponsors across the country, from private partners to educational institutions.

Partners & Sponsors
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Signature Programs

NEED creates signature programs for many partners. Have a program you’d like NEED to assist on? Let us know!

Signature Programs
Students utilizing partner resources

Partner Resources

NEED financial documents and annual reports, as well as useful resources, available for review by our partners.

Partner Resources



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Just want to say “thank you” for the large effort everyone involved did to make these events happen! Thank you for giving my son this opportunity to expand his knowledge base in STEM with hands-on activities he would otherwise not receive due to being a virtual learner and not in an actual setting. You are godsends!

Adapt2 Solutions Student Event

I absolutely love the curriculum materials and will be able to use them immediately in my classroom. There are activities that I never would have thought of on my own. Thanks!

6-8th Grade Teacher

Curriculum materials are amazing and I love how they are differentiated! Great layout, details and materials are easily assessable.

3-5th grade teacher

The activities stimulate discussions that result in students being more interested in events involving energy.

9-12th Grade Teacher

Cheers to all of you. You have successfully delivered the BEST workshop I have ever experienced. Keep up this good and relevant work.

3-5th grade teacher, Mississippi
National Energy Education Development Project

In 1980, The NEED Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.