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National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project

National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project

The mission of the NEED 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, and the teachers, students, partners, and sponsors who make up our network, strive to make energy education a priority in the nation’s schools. In some classrooms, that means teaching energy in art and drama, having students perform plays about coal mining and wind generated electricity. In others, it means learning more about the science of thermal and radiant energy. For some classrooms, it means learning about careers in energy today and tomorrow and emphasizing the skills today’s students will need to enter the energy workforce. NEED materials make a strong impact at all grade levels, K through 12. Many community colleges find value in NEED’s comprehensive materials as they add coursework dealing with today’s energy issues.


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