National Energy Education Development Project

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National Energy Education Development Project

FREE standards-based K-12 Curriculum in energy.

NEED: The mission of the National Energy Education Development Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. NEED works with energy companies, agencies and organizations to bring balanced energy programs to the nation’s schools with a focus on strong teacher professional development, timely and balanced curriculum materials, signature program capabilities and turn-key program management.

The PG&E Solar Schools Program provides curriculum materials, hands-on kits, Bright Ideas Grants, and teacher training to schools in Northern and Central California. Visit PG&E Solar Schools

The NEED Project supports ENERGY STAR®’s 2010-2011 Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR® Campaign. Our goal is to encourage at least 2,000 individuals to take the Pledge. As a leading pledge driver in the 2009-2010 campaign, NEED teachers and students reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 54,083,565 lbs. Join us in making a difference, sign the Pledge today!

Coming Soon! Updates for NEED’s 2010-2011 Change the World Teacher Guide which includes curriculum and activity ideas for implementing the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR® Campaign in your classroom and community. Check out the Make a Cool Change Refrigerator/Freezing Recycling Teacher Guide and the Make a Clean Change Washer Recycling Guide!

For more information on these programs or to download FREE K-12 standards based curriculum, go to “Energy Curriculum”.