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2006 DoE Energy Edu Resources

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Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade

August 2006

Energy Information Administration, National Energy Information Center, U.S. Department of Energy

This report is available on the Web at:

www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/eer/kiddietoc.html

or

 

2006: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/FTPROOT/other/0546(2006-2007).pdf 

2001: ED458126

1998: ED428959

1997: ED406194

1996: ED395831

1994: ED370791

 

 

A1 CABLE SOLUTIONS, INC.

P.O. Box 36

Watertown, WI 53094

(608) 444-1598

Fax: (920) 261-0096

E-Mail: a1cable2005@sbcglobal.net

A1 Cable Solutions designs and manufactures high-reliability

aircraft wire harness and cable assemblies, industrial panel

wiring, OEM wire harness and cable assemblies, precision

fabricated assemblies and custom display products. 

A1 Cable Solutions has developed the Pedal Power energy

education display, a bicycle-powered display board that sets up in

minutes and is small enough to be easily portable but large enough

to be seen from the back of the classroom.  The lightweight, rugged

construction and innovative design provides an educational

advantage to any presentation on energy conservation by allowing

the audience to create and consume their own energy with hands-on

activities. Grade-appropriate lesson plans help guide the presenter

through discussion topics and exercises designed to exercise critical

thinking and math skills in a fun way that audiences will remember.  1

http://www.thepedalpower.com/

 

 

AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

(A&WMA)

One Gateway Center, Third Floor

420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 232-3444

Fax: (412) 232-3450

E-Mail: info@awma.org

A&WMA is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan professional organization

that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral

forum for technology exchange, professional development,

networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more

than 9,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA

also promotes global environmental responsibility and increases

the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that

benefit society. For more information about A&WMA, please visit

our website at www.awma.org.

A&WMA provides educational materials for teachers and students

in kindergarten through grade 12. Materials are designed to improve

the environmental literacy of students and educators and introduce

them to actions that they can take to reduce waste, conserve energy,

and develop pollution prevention plans. Materials include fact

sheets and information books on such topics as air pollution,

pollution prevention, recycling, hazardous waste, landfills, and

others. A&WMA also produces the Environmental Education

Resource Guides (EERGs) on air quality and nonpoint source

pollution prevention. EERGs are supplementary curricula with a

hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to environmental education.

We encourage A&WMA members and other interested parties to

sponsor local teacher-training workshops. The workshops provide

teachers an opportunity to participate in EERG activities and create

an ongoing dialogue between environmental professionals and the

educational community. Contact A&WMA headquarters to find out

about teacher-training opportunities in your area or to order public

education materials.   2 

http://www.awma.org/enviro_edu/resources1/eerg/free_lesson_plans.html

JR: Four free lesson plans. In "Consider the Source," CO2 is not a pollutant.

 

THE ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY

1850 M Street, NW, Suite 600

Washington DC 20036

(202) 857-0666

Fax: (202) 331-9588

E-Mail: greenschools@ase.org

Web: www.ase.org

Energy Hog E-Mail: mellingson@ase.org

Energy Hog Web: www.energyhog.org

The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business,

government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote

the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit

consumers, the environment, economy, and national security.

Green Schools Program

The Alliance­č░╗s Green Schools Program is a comprehensive energy

savings program for K-12 schools that incorporates energy

education and energy-saving activities in and around the school

building. Students begin to understand energy and its link to the

environment and economics, and the schools benefit by cutting

energy costs. Free, downloadable lessons plans, information about

the Green Schools Program, contact information and more are

available online at www.ase.org/greenschools.

Energy Hog Campaign

The Alliance to Save Energy­č░╗s Energy Hog Campaign is a national

public service advertising campaign created by the Ad Council in

partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, The Home Depot,

North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, and 20 state

energy offices. The campaign features a dastardly character, the

Energy Hog, who bring to life the invisible concept of energy waste.

The Energy Hog makes saving energy fun for children and

empowers them to work with their parents to make wise energy

choices. Kids can become official Energy Hog Busters by beating

the Energy Hog on the website www.energyhog.org.

The Energy Hog Challenge is a set of classroom educational

activities on the benefits of saving energy and includes a teacher

and student guides. Students learn where energy comes from, how

we use it, and why saving energy is important. They also discuss

how to search out and destroy Energy Hogs in their own home. The

guidebooks can be downloaded free at www.energyhog.org.  3 

 

Green Schools Resources: http://ase.org/resources/browse/165

JR: Some useful refs like http://ase.org/resources/home-energy-audit and 

 

Energy Hog: http://www.energyhog.org/adult/educators.htm and

http://www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm

 

 

THE ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION, INC.

1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600

Arlington, VA  22209

(703) 358-2960

Fax: (703) 358-2961

Web: www.aluminum.org

A trade association representing the U.S. aluminum industry.

Serves as principal source of information on aluminum and the

industry.

Provides information on recycling. A complete listing of our

publications, along with ordering information, is available on our

website. 4

 

www.aluminum.org but no real educational resources to be seen

 

 

THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

1155 16th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 872-4075

Fax: (202) 833-7732

E-Mail: education@acs.org

Web: www.chemistry.org

The world­č░╗s largest scientific society with a membership of over

158,000 chemists and chemical engineers.

Publishes educational materials for use in grades 4 through 12: The

Best of Wonder Science, Volumes I and II, offers hundreds of hands-

on activities for elementary school students; ChemMatters, an

award-winning magazine for high school students, relates chemistry

to everyday life (published quarterly, back issues are available);

ChemCom, a chemistry textbook program for high school students,

connects basic chemistry concepts and content to the real world;

Introduction to Green Chemistry, a laboratory manual for advanced

high school chemistry students, introduces students to

environmentally benign industrial processes that begin with

renewable resources; and Science in a Technical World (STW), a

series of high school science modules, places students in a variety

of problem-solving roles as chemical technicians.

All of these products include such energy-related topics as

electricity, recycling, nuclear energy, and the environment. A free

Teaching Resources Catalog is available upon request.   5

 www.chemistry.org

JR: There is some stuff here, but not too much on energy.

 

 

AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL (ACC)

1300 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 741-5000

Fax: (703) 741-6000

Web: www.americanchemistry.com

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading

companies engaged in the business of chemistry.

ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative

products and services that make people­č░╗s lives better, healthier and

safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and

safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense

advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and

health and environmental research and product testing. The

business of chemistry is a $550 billion enterprise and a key element

of the nation­č░╗s economy. It is one of the nation­č░╗s largest exporters,

accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports.

Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research

and development. Safety and security have always been primary

concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts,

working closely with government agencies to improve security and

to defend against any threat to the nation­č░╗s critical infrastructure.  6

http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_acc/sec_learning.asp?CID=224&DID=578

 

 

 

AMERICAN COAL FOUNDATION

101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Suite 525-E

Washington, DC 20001-2133

(202) 463-9785

Fax: (202) 463-9786

E-Mail: info@teachcoal.org

Web: www.teachcoal.org

A nonprofit educational organization supported by a coalition of coal

producers and mining equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

Teachers can receive FREE educational materials (teacher packet and

coal samples). These materials include: general information

brochures on coal, electricity, and land reclamation; coloring and

activity book; activity book with teacher guide (website); activities

for elementary and secondary students (website); coal samples; a

guide to coal CDs and videos (website).

Additional copies and other material (video, CD-ROM) are available

for a nominal charge. When ordering, include name of organization/

school, address, phone/fax numbers, and grade level. Contact ACF

for information. To place an order, contact West Glen

Communications, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, (800) 325-

8677, (212) 921-9536 (fax).    7

http://www.teachcoal.org/teacherstore/index.html

No more free coal samples.

 

 

AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT

ECONOMY (ACEEE)

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 801

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 429-8873

(202) 429-0063 (publications)

Fax: (202) 429-2248

E-Mail: info@aceee.org

Web: www.aceee.org

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing

energy efficiency as a means of promoting both environmental

protection and economic prosperity.

Publishes a variety of books, reports, consumer guides, and fact

sheets. Material covers energy use and efficiency, as well as related

environmental issues in buildings, industry, and transportation.

ACEEE­č░╗s books and reports are written primarily for adults and

concern energy-efficient technologies and policies for end-use.

In addition, the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is a

popular illustrated book for general consumers and is a suitable

teaching resource for grades 8 through 12. ACEEE­č░╗s Green Book┬«

Online: The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks, updated

annually and available only online, is a one-of-kind buyers­č░╗ guide

that ranks vehicles according to environmental friendliness. These

materials are available for a fee and are described in a free catalog.  

http://www.aceee.org/consumer

 

 

 

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER

Community Relations

1 Riverside Plaza, 19th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 716-1668

Fax: (614) 716-2699

E-Mail: educate@aep.com

Web: www.aep.com

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in

the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million

customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation­č░╗s largest

generators of electricity, owning nearly 36,000 megawatts of

generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation­č░╗s largest

electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that

includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines

than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. American

Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is celebrating its 100th

anniversary in 2006.

Provides free educational services to pre-K through grade 12

educators in areas served by American Electric Power­č░╗s operating

units: AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and

West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana

Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of

Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas,

Louisiana and east Texas).

Internet resources at the website include The Electric Universe® for

students, teachers and parents; and Learning from Light and

Learning from Wind, featuring graphs of actual solar and wind

power generation at participating schools and sites. Other services

include live theatre presentations on electrical safety for elementary

schools; classroom resources; information centers, tours and nature

trails; and educator workshops.   9

List: http://www.aep.com/citizenship/community/educationInit/

 

Electric Universe: http://aep.electricuniverse.com/

Includes some of the Science Activities in Energy under Experiments

 

Learning from Light: http://www.aep.com/environmental/education/solar/

Learning from Wind: http://www.aep.com/environmental/education/wind/

 

 

 

Environmental

AMERICAN FOREST FOUNDATION­č░┐­č░┐PROJECT

LEARNING TREE

1111 19th Street, N.W., Suite 780

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 463-2475

Fax: (202) 463-2461

E-Mail: info@plt.org

Web: www.plt.org

Project Learning Tree is sponsored nationally by the American

Forest Foundation. A nonprofit educational and conservation

organization developing, funding, and administering programs

that encourage the long-term stewardship of our natural resources.

The Foundation­č░╗s core programs are Project Learning Tree (PLT)

and American Tree Farm System.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is sponsored at the State level by a

variety of State natural resource and education agencies. Crafted to

meet State and national standards, PLT provides all the tools

educators need to bring the environment into their classrooms­č░┐­č░┐and

their students into the environment. PLT­č░╗s supplementary curriculum

guide, Project Learning Tree: Environmental Education Pre K-8

Activity Guide (96 multidisciplinary activities), focuses on the total

environment: land, air, and water. It is local, national, and global in

scope. The curriculum underscores PLT­č░╗s primary goal­č░┐­č░┐to increase

students­č░╗ understanding of our complex environment. PLT is

designed to teach students how to think, not what to think, about

environmental issues. The curriculum remains easily adaptable to

many settings from the classroom to youth organizations, museums,

nature centers, and Scout troops. Each activity features Reading

Connections, and many activities have Technology Connections

and Differentiated Instruction identified.

Two of the storylines in the Project Learning Tree: Environment

Education Pre K-8 Activity Guide focus on energy. The first

storyline highlights the concept that energy exists in different forms

and comes from renewable and non-renewable sources. The second

storyline emphasizes that societies use energy in many different

ways and that human use of energy has short- and long-term social,

economical, environmental, and health impacts. These energy

storylines are comprised of 14 activities. PLT provides secondary

education teachers with a series of topic-specific modules that

challenge students to explore every facet of an issue­č▒Çillustrating

the complexity of real-life environmental decisions. In particular,

PLT­č░╗s secondary education module, Exploring Environmental

Issues: Municipal Solid Waste, helps students explore causes and

solutions of this universal urban environmental issue.

PLT offers the Energy & Society kit­č▒Çenergy education materials at

the Pre K-8 level. Students learn about their relationship with energy

and investigate the environmental issues related to energy­č░╗s role in

society. Energy & Society helps students develop critical thinking

skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition

to hands-on activities, Energy & Society integrates music and dance

to enhance the study of energy issues. The kit includes an activity

guide with background information for educators, music CD, dance

video, and poster set, and is available online at http://shop.plt.org, as

well as through workshops. All PLT curricular materials are available

through local workshops. Contact PLT for the name of the program

coordinator in your state or visit the PLT website at www.plt.org for

more information on all of PLT­č░╗s programs.   10

Energy & Society: http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_44_19.html

None of this stuff seems to be free

 

 

 

AMERICAN GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE (AGI)

4220 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22302-1502

(703) 379-2480

Fax: (703) 379-7563

E-Mail:  agi@agiweb.org

Web:  www.agiweb.org

The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 44

geoscientific and professional associations that represents more

than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists.

Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to

geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our

profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience

education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital

role the geosciences play in society­č░╗s use of resources and

interaction with the environment.

AGI disseminates information on earth science education through

several mechanisms, including publications such as high-school

curricula (EarthComm­č▒é) and middle-school curricula (Investigating

Earth Systems­č▒é); and workshops and presentations for teachers

and educators. Visit www.agiweb.org/education for more

information. AGI also publishes Geotimes, a monthly news magazine

(www.geotimes.org), and provides geoscience career information

(www.agiweb.org/careers). During the second full week of October,

AGI sponsors Earth Science Week to raise awareness about how

the earth sciences affect our lives and society

(www.earthscienceworld.org/week). The Earth Science World

ImageBank (www.earthscienceworld.org/imagebank/) provides a

library of geoscience images for free educational use. Earth Science

Week Kits and other AGI publications are available on a secure

website at www.agiweb.org/pubs.  11

http://www.agiweb.org/geoeducation.html

 

 

AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY

Outreach Department

555 North Kensington Avenue

LaGrange Park, IL 60526

(708) 352-6611

Fax: (708) 352-0499

E-Mail: outreach@ans.org

Web: www.ans.org or www.aboutnuclear.org

A nonprofit scientific and educational organization of

professionals in the field of nuclear science and technology.

Offers free publications (single copies) on nuclear energy and uses

of the atom. Available materials include Nuclear Energy Facts Q&A,

Nuclear Technology Creates Careers, and a Personal Radiation

Dose Chart. A free publications list is available upon request by mail

or electronic mail at outreach@ans.org. Teachers may sign up for

the free newsletter, ReActions, which contains articles on uses of

the atom in everyday life and in each issue an ­č░╝activity card­č░Ż with a

project for classroom use. Short workshops and sessions are held

throughout the year at exhibits, conferences, in-service training, and

by invitation.  12 

http://www.aboutnuclear.org/

 

 

AMERICAN OIL & GAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 857-4785

Fax: (202) 857-4799

E-Mail: bawells@aoghs.org

Web: www.aoghs.org

The American Oil & Gas Historical Society (AOGHS) is a 501(c)-3

nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the

U.S. oil and natural gas exploration and production industry by

providing advocacy and service for community museums and

organizations that work to preserve that history through

exhibition, material preservation ­č░┐ and especially educational

programming.

For almost 150 years (1859-2009), U.S. oil and natural gas producers

have made lasting contributions to local communities across the

nation. Beginning with the nation­č░╗s first commercial well in

Titusville, Pennsylvania, these American entrepreneurs have

provided thousands of jobs, served as the foundation for many local

economies, and provided the tax and government revenues to open

schools and pave roads.

The domestic gas industry, however, remains one of the least

understood industries by students and the general public. AOGHS

accomplishes its mission by providing advocacy for museums and

historical societies that educate the public, energy education about

U.S. oil and gas industry heritage through publications, and a

communication network of common contacts through which

museums & historical associations can share education strategies

and resources. The society maintains a unique communications

network linking community oilfield museums and historical societies

with schools, libraries, state and regional trade associations, and

independent producers­č░┐­č░┐all to promote museum exhibits and energy

education outreach. More than 80 community oil and gas museums

and educational resources are linked to the www.aoghs.org website.

Museum events and K-12 education efforts are featured alongside

stories of exploration and production heritage in AOGHS

publications.

The society publishes a quarterly energy education newsletter, the

Petroleum Age (ISSN 1930-5915), which chronicles oil and gas

history, museum exhibits and education programs. It also includes

feature articles designed to promote student interest in the

fascinating history of the pioneers and events that created the

petroleum industry.  AOGHS members believe the U.S. oil and gas

industry­č░╗s historic social, economic and scientific accomplishments

provide a vital context for educators teaching the complex business

of meeting America­č░╗s energy needs.   13

http://sites.google.com/site/petroleumhistoryresources/

 

 

AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE (API)

1220 L Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 682-8081

Fax: (202) 962-4719

Web: www.api.org or www.classroom-energy.org

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the primary trade

association for the oil and natural gas industry in the United

States. Representing one of the most technologically advanced

industries in the world, our membership includes more than 400

companies engaged in the exploration, production, refining,

transportation and marketing of petroleum, natural gas and

related products.

API supplies educational materials on the petroleum industry to

teachers at no charge. API has created an online resource for

educators and students that explores the topic of energy at

www.classroom-energy.org including classroom activities,

interactive tours, and links to a variety of energy education

resources. In partnership with Project Learning Tree (PLT), API

developed the Energy and Society K-8 education program,

including multidisciplinary education materials to help students

understand the critical role that energy plays in their daily lives.

Program components, all correlated to national education standards,

include a music CD and video, posters, study guide and website.

The Energy & Me music CD features 15 songs about energy and is

a 2002 Parents­č░╗ Choice Recommended Award winner. For more

information about the program, visit PLT­č░╗s website at www.plt.org/

curriculum/energy.cfm. 

Additionally, API offers a wide variety of energy education material

for 9-12 graders on API­č░╗s website, www.api.org, including

interactive modules and videos such as Adventures in Energy,

Technology Transforming an Industry and Environmental

Commitment, which demonstrate the industry­č░╗s cutting-edge

technology and continued environmental progress in the

exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing of

petroleum products. For a complete list of API­č░╗s education materials for

all grade levels, please download a brochure at www.classroom-

energy.org/teachers/ed_materials/API_Education_Materials.pdf.  14

http://www.classroom-energy.org/

 

 

 

AMERICAN PLASTICS COUNCIL (APC)

1300 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 741-5000

Fax: (703) 741-6000

Web: www.plastics.org

APC is a national trade association representing the nation­č░╗s

largest resin producers, including monomer and polymer

production and distribution. Founded in 1988, APC advocates

unlimited opportunities for plastics and promotes their economic,

environmental and societal benefits. Plastics: A World of Unlimited

Opportunities. Plastics Make It Possible®.

APC has an interactive, online version of their Hands on Plastics: A

Scientific Investigation Kit curriculum for grades 5-8, as well as the

addition of a K-4 Curriculum. The curricula, found at

www.teachingplastics.org, was developed in its original format in

conjunction with the National Middle Level Science Teachers

Association and features background information on plastics and

polymers, multi-media examples of classroom activities, and ties to

the National Science Education Standards. The information is also

available on a CD-ROM. The free kit of supplemental materials for

grades 5-8 curriculum can be ordered online, along with other APC

publications.   15

Hands On Plastics: www.teachingplastics.org

 

 

AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION (APPA)

2301 M Street, N.W., Suite 300

Washington, DC 20037

(202) 467-2900

Fax: (202) 467-2910

Web: www.appanet.org

The American Public Power Association is the service

organization for the Nation­č░╗s more than 2,000 not-for-profit,

community- and state-owned electric utilities.

Provides various general information pamphlets, including general

information on public power, Careers in Public Power, and All

About Electricity and 10 Ways Kids Can Save It. Also available are

two videos, Simple Things You Can Do To Save Energy and Simple

Things You Can Do To Save Energy In Your School. The videos

were developed through APPA­č░╗s Demonstration of Energy-Efficient

Developments (DEED) program. Publications and videos are offered

for a nominal fee. A complete list of materials available is on the

website at www.appanet.org. DEED also offers scholarships to

college students and this information is available on the website.  16

Maybe nothing there anymore: http://www.appanet.org/utility/index.cfm?itemnumber=13969

 

 

AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY (ASES)

2400 Central Avenue, Suite A

Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 443-3130

Fax: (303) 443-3212

E-Mail:  ases@ases.org

Web: www.ases.org or www.solartoday.org

A national membership association dedicated to advancing the use

of solar energy.

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a nonprofit

membership organization founded in 1954 to encourage the use of

solar and renewable energy technologies to be a source of sound,

broad technical knowledge and to provide a forum for addressing

critical issues relating to these energy technologies. ASES publishes

the magazine SOLAR TODAY; sponsors the annual National Solar

Energy Conference and the Annual ASES National Solar Tour; and

supports regional chapters throughout the country. ASES is the

United States section of the International Solar Energy Society.

ASES offers sample copies of its magazine, SOLAR TODAY. It has

one science project book, Elementary and Secondary Science

Projects in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, available for a

fee. See www.ases.org or www.solartoday.org for more details and

to download additional information.  17

1991 NEF: http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?query_id=1&page=0&osti_id=5520883

2007 NREL: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/gen/fy08/42236.pdf

 

 

AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION (AWWA)

6666 West Quincy Avenue

Denver, CO 80235

(800) 926-7337

Fax: (303) 795-1989

E-Mail:  knitschke@awwa.org

Web: www.awwa.org

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and

advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in

North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water

professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and

welfare by uniting the full spectrum of the entire water community.

Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water

for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

Offers educational materials for sale designed to teach young people

about water treatment, distribution, and conservation. Materials

include activity books, teacher­č░╗s guides, comic-style books, compact

disks and videos. Call for a free catalog and visit the website for

additional materials.  18

http://www.awwa.org/files/Publications/2010BookstoreCatalog/YouthEdBkstoreCat10.pdf

http://www.awwa.org/files/Publications/2010BookstoreCatalog/ConsumerEdBkstoreCat10.pdf

Nothing's free.

 

AMERICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION (AWEA)

1101 14th St. N.W., 12th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 383-2500 Main

(202) 383-2514 Direct

Fax: (202) 383-2505

Web: www.awea.org

Web: www.aweastore.com

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national

association of the U.S. wind energy industry. AWEA­č░╗s membership is

composed of companies and individuals dedicated to advancing

the use of clean, renewable wind energy. The mission of AWEA is to

promote wind power growth through communication, education,

and advocacy.

AWEA offers an Educator­č░╗s Packet on wind energy, including: a

Wind Energy Teacher­č░╗s Guide; the current Wind Energy Status

Report, which outlines the domestic and international growth of the

wind industry; the Basic Facts About Wind Energy, which discusses

the scale of wind projects, as well as economic development; and a

Wind Energy Information Guide, a compilation of further sources to

contact for information about wind energy. Packets are free upon

request.

Other educational materials, such as videos and posters, are

available for a fee through the AWEA online publications listing.

Educators are encouraged to visit the AWEA website at

www.awea.org.   19

LINKS TO NEED: http://www.awea.org/education/curriculum/

There's an education programs database guide to institutions (not resources): http://www.awea2.org/

 

 

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ENERGY OFFICE

1700 West Washington, Suite 220

Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 771-1144

Fax: (602) 771-1203

E-Mail: jima@azcommerce.com

Web: www.commerce.com or http://azsolarcenter.com

A DOE-funded program that emphasizes an energy efficiency

curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Provides materials for primary and secondary schools through

downloadable PDFs on its website. Information includes Bright

Ideas (single-topic publication covering energy and the

environment, recycling, solar cooking, and photovoltaics).   20

http://www.azsolarcenter.org/solar-for-consumers.html

http://www.azsolarcenter.org/training-education/8-educational-modules.html

4 videos: http://www.azsolarcenter.org/solar-in-arizona/solar-videos/

 

 

 

ASEPTIC PACKAGING COUNCIL (APC)

2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 600

Washington, DC 20037

Web: www.aseptic.org

A trade association representing the U.S. manufacturers of drink

boxes. APC­č░╗s primary mission is to inform the American public

about the product benefits and environmental attributes of aseptic

packaging.

For more information, visit the APC website at www.aseptic.org.  21

cartons, nothing else.

 

BALTIMORE GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY (BGE)

Educational Services

7225 Windsor Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21244

(410) 265-4098

Fax: (410) 265-4299

Web: www.bge.com

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company is an investor-owned utility

serving Baltimore City and all, or part of, nine Central Maryland

counties.

Provides educational services free of charge to schools in BGE­č░╗s

service area. Services include classroom programs, career programs,

resources, videos, and classroom literature for students in

kindergarten through grade 6. Plant tours can be arranged through

Constellation Energy Group by calling (410) 783-3272.  Teachers may

order materials through BGE­č░╗s website above.   22

http://www.e-smartonline.net/bge/

http://www.e-smartonline.net/bge/teachers/guides.html

looks like they outsourced this and got a /bge link that brands their stuff their way

 

 

BP­č░╗S A+ FOR ENERGY PROGRAM

BP - California Community Relations

6 Centerpointe Drive, 797

La Palma, CA  90623

E-Mail: Irene.Brown@bp.com

Web: www.aplusforenergy.com

BP is a global producer, manufacturer, and marketer of oil, gas,

chemicals, and renewable energy sources. Californians know BP

best as ARCO and the ARCO ampm convenience store brand. Every

day, BP serves approximately 13 million customers in more than

100 countries with energy solutions. Every day, more than 100,000

BP employees combine their energy and innovation to build the BP

brand.

The A+ for Energy Program was developed by BP to recognize

California teachers for innovation and excellence in teaching energy

and/or energy conservation in the classroom. Any K-12 teacher

currently teaching in a California public or private school is

encouraged to participate.

BP awards up to $2 million in grants to K-12 California teachers for

innovative classroom, after-school, extra-curricular, or summer

activities focused on energy and/or energy conservation. Grants of

$5,000 or $10,000 are awarded directly to teachers, based on the

budget submitted with the application. In addition, grant winners

receive energy education curriculum units designed and developed

by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project.

Teachers receive over $1,500 of resources ­č░┐ including hands-on

classroom energy transformation kits, tools to teach energy in any

discipline, and sponsorship to attend the NEED Energy Conferences

for Educators scheduled in July each year. For more information

about the grant program, visit www.aplusforenergy.com. For

information about the classroom materials, visit www.need.org.  23

 

Grant program: www.aplusforenergy.com

But it looks like it's out of the US for 2011

 

 

 

BRONX ZOO/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK

Education Department

2300 Southern Boulevard

Bronx, NY 10460

(800) 937-5131

Fax: (718) 220-1057

E-Mail:  tnaiman@wcs.org

Web:  www.wcs.org/education

The purpose of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), since its

founding in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, has been to

save wildlife and inspire people to care about our natural

heritage. The Society continues to pioneer environmental

education programs throughout the United States and abroad. It

has the world­č░╗s leading international conservation program

devoted to saving endangered species and ecosystems.

WCS offers Voyage From the Sun, a 20-lesson classroom science

module for grades 4 through 9. Developed with funding from the

U.S. Department of Energy, Voyage is designed to introduce

students to the major way in which energy is important to wildlife,

focusing on the rainforest and tundra habitats. It encourages

students to explore the story of earth­č░╗s energy ­č▒Ç its solar origins,

how it is incorporated into living systems through photosynthesis,

and how it flows from plants to animals.

During Voyage training workshops, teachers learn strategies for

making the study of energy fun and exciting, as well as receiving

first-hand training in how to guide their students, as the Energy

Pyramid becomes a classroom exhibit. Through activities, such as

Photosynthesis Scramble and Tundra Math, teachers build the

confidence to lead students on a voyage of discovery as they

explore how energy is central to biology and how it links the natural

and physical sciences. For more information, call the Director of

National Programs at the number above.  24

http://www.bronxzoo.com/educators/educational-materials/voyage-from-the-sun.aspx

it's $300

 

BULLFROG FILMS

P.O. Box 149

Oley, PA 19547

(800) 543-3764

Fax: (610) 370-1978

E-Mail: video@bullfrogfilms.com

Web: www.bullfrogfilms.com  

An educational film distributor that offers the largest collection of

energy videos and DVDs in the country.

Provides educational videos and DVDs on energy and energy-

related issues. Titles include:

Biogas from the Sea;

Building the Brookhaven House;

Design with the Sun;

The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area?;

How to Keep the Heat in Your House;

Kilowatts from Cowpies: The Methane Option;

Water Power;

In Our Own Backyards:

Uranium in the U.S.;

Uranium;

Small Is Beautiful: Impressions of Fritz Schumacher;

Harness the Wind;

Downwind/Downstream;

Poison in the Rockies;

Lovins on the Soft Path;

Opening Your House to Solar Energy;

Journey of the Blob;

Wake Up Freddy;

Going Green: How to Reduce Your Garbage;

Recycling is Fun!;

Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands;

Silent Sentinels;

Global Warming: Turning Up the Heat;

Turning Down the Heat: The New Energy Revolution;

Living Under the Cloud:

Chernobyl Today;

Turning the Toxic Tide;

Race for the Future;

An Energy-Efficient Doghouse;

Solar Energy Doghouse;

City Lights;

Rethink-Pollution Prevention Pays;

Recycling With Worms;

Planet Neighborhood;

It­č░╗s Eco-Logic;

Water and the Human Spirit;

Here­č░╗s My Question: Where Does My Garbage Go?;

Motor;

Nuclear Dynamite;

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns;

The Next Industrial Revolution;

Razing Appalachia;

Rough Science Series: Sun and Sea;

Biomimicry;

Good Riddance! Air Pollution;

Oil on Ice.

Programs are available for

purchase or rental. Special packages, with discounted prices, can be

created to serve most schools­č░╗ needs. A free catalog is available

upon request.  25

http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/subjects/energy.html

 

 

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

1516 9th Street, MS-29

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 654-4989

Fax: (916) 653-5590

E-Mail:  mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us

Web:  www.energyquest.ca.gov

The California Energy Commission is the State­č░╗s principal energy

planning organization, promoting a balanced and competitive

energy system through its diverse programs.

Energy Quest, an online resource for students, teachers and parents,

is dedicated solely to energy education and features information on

renewable energy, conservation, safety, energy-related math and

science experiments; word games; and links to other resources.

Teachers and students will enjoy learning about electricity

generation from You­č░╗ve Got the Power video, available on Energy

Quest or on VHS or CD format. A perfect partner with the Teacher­č░╗s

Guidebook Energy for Keeps - Electricity from Renewable Energy is

available online.

The Energy Commission also provides energy and environmental

education material on-line for teachers - kindergarten through grade

12 - including Compendium for Energy Resources (curriculum

evaluation); Universal House: Energy Shelter & the California

Indian; Conserve and Renew. The Energy Commission­č░╗s Consumer

Energy Center, www.consumerenergycenter.org, provides

information for older students on renewable technologies, lighting,

passive design, transportation, and building materials.

 

Movies, including You've Got the Power: http://energyquest.ca.gov/movieroom/index.html

Energy for Keeps: http://www.energyforkeeps.org/

 

***Compendium for Energy Resources:http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/teachers_resources/documents/COMPENDIUM.PDF

NICE MODEL -- REVIEW, THEN PAGE SAMPLES. also check for more refs.

 

Another directory: http://energyquest.ca.gov/teachers_resources/documents/RESOURCE_DIRECTORY.PDF

Universal House: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/teachers_resources/documents/180-99-001_UNIVERSAL_HOUSE.PDF

Conserve and Renew: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/teachers_resources/documents/180-03-002_CONSERVE%2BRENEW.PDF

 

 

Renewable Energy Alliance

Sacramento, CA  95814

Phone:  916-654-4180

E-Mail: Mkrapcev@energy.state.ca.us

Web: www.consumerenergycenter.com/renewable/index.html

The California Energy Commission, as part of a statewide

renewable energy education program, has formed the Renewable

Energy Alliance, a voluntary partnership of organizations

connected to California­č░╗s renewable energy market. Alliance

members combine their efforts to increase consumer awareness of

renewable energy sources. As of February 2005, there are 254

individual members from 183 member organizations representing

federal, state, regional, community, public, private and/or

grassroots renewable energy organizations who have joined the

Alliance.  26

This site is no longer real: http://www.consumerenergycenter.com/renewable/index.html

 

 

CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION FOR AGRICULTURE IN

THE CLASSROOM

2300 River Plaza Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833

(916) 561-5625

Fax: (916) 561-5697

E-Mail:  cfaitc@cfbf.com

Web:  www.cfaitc.org

A nonprofit educational foundation that provides educational

resources and training for teachers to use agriculture as an

integration theme throughout kindergarten through grade 12

curricula.

Teachers may view and download many resources from the

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom­č░╗s website

(www.cfaitc.org) including lesson plans, comprehensive classroom

units, videos, a resource guide, and the Cream of the Crop

newsletter. Most programs are specific to California but a

limited number are adaptable to other states. Lesson plans can be

used as vehicles for teaching Content Standards for California

Public Schools. The Foundation encourages classroom integration

of agriculture to increase the understanding of its vital role in our

lives. This is encouraged through hands-on activities that reinforce

concepts in science/environment, mathematics, English/language

arts, history/social science, health/nutrition, physical education, and

visual and performing arts.  27

Not really much energy: http://www.cfaitc.org/

 

 

CALIFORNIA REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL

EDUCATION COMMUNITY PROJECT (CREEC)

Environmental Education Program

California Department of Education

1430 N Street, 4309

Sacramento, CA  95814

(916) 323-6189

Fax: (916) 323-2833

E-Mail: PLafonte@cde.ca.gov

Web: www.creec.org/

The CREEC Network is your ­č░╝one stop shop­č░Ż for environmental

education resources in California, bringing together local, state,

and federal agencies in support of the development of

environmentally literate students.  28

 

ENERGY LIST: http://creec.edgateway.net/cs/creecp/query/q/272?themes=18&x-template=search.form

 

 

CAPE LIGHT COMPACT

PO Box 427 Superior Courthouse

Barnstable, MA  02630

(508) 375-6703

Fax: (508) 362-4136

E-Mail: dfitton@capelightcompact.org

Web: www.capelightcompact.org

The Cape Light Compact is a regional services organization made

up of all 21 towns of Cape Cod and Martha­č░╗s Vineyard.  The

purpose of the Compact is to represent and protect consumer

interests in a restructured utility industry. As authorized by each

town, the Compact operates the regional energy efficiency

program and works with the combined buying power of the

region­č░╗s 197,000 electric consumers to negotiate for lower cost

electricity, green and renewable energy and energy efficiency

benefits. These benefits include home energy assessments, rebates

on energy efficient lighting and appliances, subsidies for energy

efficient new construction and energy education.

In partnership with the National Energy Education Development

(NEED) Project and the Barnstable County Cooperative Extension,

the Cape Light Compact staff strives to promote an energy-

conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of

students, educators, and business, government, and community

leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-faceted energy

education programs. Ongoing teacher workshops are held

throughout the year as well as technical support and free use of

NEED educational kits. All materials and subject mater are aligned

with the Massachusetts state frameworks for grades 3 ­č░┐ 5.  For more

information and updates for upcoming workshops, please visit

www.capelightcompact.org.  29 

BASED ON NEED: http://www.capelightcompact.org/energy-efficiency-programs/energy-education-program/

 

 

THE CENTER FOR ENERGY AND ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT (CEED)

333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 530

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-6292

Fax: (703) 684-6297

E-Mail: info@ceednet.org

Web:  www.ceednet.org

CEED is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving the coal

option for America­č░╗s future energy needs through the use of

research, education, and advocacy programs.

CEED works primarily with regional, state, and local policymakers to

provide accurate information regarding electricity from coal­č░╗s role in

providing reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound electricity

to millions of American families and businesses. CEED materials and

information are online at www.ceednet.org.  30

SITE IS GONE: http://www.ceednet.org

 

 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY

Community Relations

1111 Louisiana

P.O. Box 1700

Houston, TX 77251

(713) 207-2222 or (713) 207-7579

Fax: (713) 207-9892

E-Mail: lucretia.ahrens@CenterPointEnergy.com

Web: www.centerpointenergy.com

CenterPoint Energy is an investor-owned electric and natural gas

delivery company headquartered in Houston and serving seven

States from Texas to Minnesota.

In the Houston area, CenterPoint Energy provides free educational

services to K-12 schools. Services include classroom presentations,

videotapes, publications, and activity booklets for students.

Resources and newsletters for educators and teacher in-service

training, as well as teacher workshops, are also available. In

addition, curriculum supplements are available on topics such as

electrical and natural gas safety. Electric Universe and Energy

Underground resources for teachers and students are on the

website.  31

No Electric Universe to be fond

Energy Underground: http://centerpoint.energyunderground.com/

 

 

CHANNING BETE COMPANY

One Community Place

South Deerfield, MA 01373

(800) 628-7733

Fax: 1 (800) 499-6464

E-Mail: custsvcs@channing-bete.com

Web:  www.channing-bete.com

A publishing firm specializing in scriptographic products. Most

utilities provide them to schools in their service territories free of

charge; however, the booklets are available for a fee.

Offers My Book series, designed for students in kindergarten and

grade 1; Coloring and Activities Books for students in grades 1

through 3; and Information and Activities Books for students in

grades 4 through 6. Water, electric and energy conservation stickers

and growth charts are also available. Contact your local utility for

availability or call the above number. Provides educational services

fulfillment for utilities. Please call for pricing, a catalog, and a free

sample.  32

It's like a generic info source.

 

CHARLES EDISON FUND

One Riverfront Plaza, 3rd Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 648-0500

Fax: (973) 648-0400

E-Mail: info@charlesedisonfund.org

Web:  www.charlesedisonfund.org

A charitable foundation providing science teachers with simple,

basic, proven fun experimental booklets containing 82

experiments.

Provides The Best of Edison Science Teaching Kits, which are

available to teachers. Each kit contains nine how-to booklets based

on experiments of Thomas Edison and other scientists. These are

suitable for grades 4 through 8. Titles include: Energy for the

Future; Useful Science Projects; Environmental Experiments;

Selected Experiments and Projects; Nuclear Experiments; Energy

Conservation; Alternative Energy Sources; Static Electricity ­č▒Ç It­č░╗s

a Snap; and Lewis Howard Latimer Experiments. There is a small

fee for handling charges. Write for coupon to receive this kit. These

experiments are also located at the above website, which can be

downloaded free of charge.  33

Booklets! http://www.charlesedisonfund.org/Experiments/experiments.html

 

 

THE CHLORINE CHEMISTRY COUNCIL® (CCC)

1300 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 741-5821

Fax: (703) 741-6821

E-Mail: info@science-education.org

Web:  www.science-education.org

The Chlorine Chemistry Council®, a business council of the

American Chemistry Council, provides information to the public

regarding chlorine and promotes the practice and understanding

of the responsible use of chlorine chemistry.

The Science Center is a user-friendly site with a variety of fun,

educational offerings focused on chlorine science, including:

­č░ż     Water Germs Busted by Chlorine and Swimming Pool Germs

Busted by Chlorine­č▒ÇDownloadable coloring/activity books

featuring the adventures of The Chlorin8tor and Little Hector,

The Disinfector superheroes who teach students the value of

chlorine disinfection while imparting an appreciation of

simple microbiology.

­č░ż     The Chlorine Compound of the Month­č▒ÇInformative,

illustrated articles on a different chlorine compound each

month, including interesting facts and basic chemical

principles.

­č░ż     The Global Bug Conspiracy­č▒ÇA creative learning tool that

­č░╝vilifies­č░Ż some of the most common waterborne pathogens

as ­č░╝mischievous microbes­č░Ż that are defeated by chlorine

disinfection.  3

 

http://www.science-education.org goes to Chlorine Chemistry

and they work with SEPUP

 

 

CITY UTILITIES OF SPRINGFIELD, MO

301 E. Central

P.O. Box 551

Springfield, MO 65801

(417) 831-8348

Fax: (417) 831-8324

E-Mail: Cara.Shaefer@cityutilities.net

Web: www.cityutilities.net

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-

owned utility serving the Springfield metropolitan area in

southwest Missouri with electricity, natural gas, water,

telecommunications and transit services.

Offers power station and renewable energy project tours, classroom

presentations, an extensive speakers­č░╗ bureau, and a variety of

energy management resources. City Utilities­č░╗ partnership with a local

high school has become a model for other business and education

partnerships. The partnership between CU employee volunteers and

Central High School encourages young people to stay in school and

facilitates the school-to-work transition for many students.  35

Just links elsewhere: http://www.cityutilities.net/safety/village/teacher.htm

 

 

THE COLORADO ENERGY SCIENCE CENTER (CESC)

1626 Cole Boulevard, Suite 375

Lakewood, CO 80401

(303) 216-2026, ext 101 (School Programs Office)

Fax: (303) 237-0992

E-Mail: ppacker@energyscience.org

Web: www.energyscience.org

A nonprofit organization specializing in energy education.

The Colorado Energy Science Center has developed the Energy

Science in the Home Activity Guide, a set of hands-on modules that

improve student proficiency in math and science while giving

students the tools to identify energy efficiency opportunities in

their own homes. CESC also organizes an annual contest where

students compete for home energy efficiency upgrades for Colorado

families.

Private sponsors donate cash, energy efficiency products and

services as contest awards. The contest encourages students to

articulate what they­č░╗ve learned and to become effective champions

of smart energy. Formed by the three managing partners of the

National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 1999, CESC educates

energy users to make smart investments in clean, cost-effective,

sustainable energy technology.  36

 

Much diminshed site: http://www.energyscience.org

 

NICE! Old Books -- TG: http://web.archive.org/web/20061212222803/http://www.energyscience.org/education/images/ESITH%2520Teacher%2520Guide%25202006-7%2520Suncor%2520logo.pdf

SG: http://web.archive.org/web/20061212222803/http://www.energyscience.org/education/images/ESITH%2520Student%2520Guide%25202006-7%2520Suncor%2520logo.pdf

 

Revised into this: http://smartenergyliving.org/cm/Youth%20Programs/Activities%20and%20Curricula.html

 

 

THE CONSUMER AEROSOL PRODUCTS COUNCIL

99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 310

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 683-1044

Fax: (703) 683-4622

E-Mail: rmorris@smithharroff.com

Web:  www.nocfcs.org

Supported by companies that manufacture and market aerosol

products, the Consumer Aerosol Products Council was founded in

1991 to provide information on aerosols and environmental issues

for consumers, media, and educators at all levels.

Offers Another Awesome Aerosol Adventure, a free educational unit

for students in grades 4 through 8. Includes a 10-minute video

produced by the creative team from the popular children­č░╗s television

program Beakman­č░╗s World. Designed with humor in mind, the video,

along with accompanying teacher and student guides, a colorful

classroom poster and take-apart aerosol can, makes the complex

issues of aerosol technology, ozone depletion, and environmental

awareness memorable and fun for a middle school-age audience.

Another Awesome Aerosol Adventure is available through Video

Placement Worldwide at (703) 836-9797. The organization also offers

the Science Class Challenge, an opportunity to win $500 to $5,000

for your school and a pizza party for your class by teaching an

activity found on our website and entering our contest. The Science

Class Challenge is available for grades 4­č░┐9 and encourages

students and teachers to learn about the earth­č░╗s protective upper

ozone layer, CFCs, and the environment.  37 

Curriculum: http://www.aerosolproducts.org/teachers.php?thepage=teachers

 

 

CREATIVE TEACHING PRESS, INC.

15342 Graham Street 

Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1111

(800) 287-8879

Fax: (800) 229-9929

E-Mail: customerservice@creativeteaching.com

Web: www.creativeteaching.com

An educational publisher of quality, content-rich teaching

materials for grades PreK-8th.

Offers award-winning educational teaching materials for grades Pre-

K˘Ć░┐8th.  Energy-related titles include: Earth Book For Kids

Activities to Heal the Environment˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐Grades 3˘Ć░┐6 (LW289); Science

Fair Projects and Activities˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐Grades 5˘Ć░┐8 (LW407); Integrating

Science with Reading Instruction˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐Grades 5˘Ć░┐6 (CTP2816);

Integrating Science with Reading˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐Grades 3˘Ć░┐4 (CTP 2815) and

Gobble Up Science˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐Grades 1˘Ć░┐4 (LW343). These books are

available online at www.creativeteaching.com and from school

supply stores and bookstores. Free catalogs are available upon

request.  38

Commercial publisher: http://www.creativeteaching.com

 

 

CULVER COMPANY

104 Bridge Road

Salisbury, MA 01952-9904

 (800) 4-CULVER

Fax: (978) 463-1715

E-Mail: customerservice@culverco.com

Web: www.culverco.com

A publisher and distributor of educational materials about energy

and related topics.

Produces booklets, educational websites, videos, posters, and

program enhancement items for children and adults. Teacher

discussion guides are also available. Utilities purchase and

distribute these materials in their service areas; other organizations

may purchase them directly.  39

Meta-publisher for utilities: http://www.culverco.com/products/

 

 

 

DENVER EARTH SCIENCE PROJECT

Office of Special Programs & Continuing Education

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO 80401

(303) 273-3621

(800) 446-9488, ext 3621 (outside 303 area code)

Fax: (303) 273-3314

E-Mail: desp@mines.edu

Web: www.mines.edu/outreach/cont_ed/desp/desp.html

A teacher enhancement program, in partnership with corporations,

federal agencies, school districts, and professional organizations,

which provides innovative earth science curricula for use in

grades 4 through 12.

Provides, for a fee, a series of educational workshops that address a

range of earth science topics developed by trained curriculum

development teams, including experienced earth science teachers

and practicing scientists. The hands-on student activities included

in each module incorporate real data and follow a problem-solving

approach. Each module integrates mathematics, geography,

economics, and social and environmental issues with basic earth

science concepts.

The modules are:

˘Ć░ż     Oil and Gas Exploration (Grades 7-12)

˘Ć░ż     Ground Water Studies (Grades 7- 9)

˘Ć░ż     Paleontology and Dinosaurs (Grades 7- 9)

˘Ć░ż     Energy˘Ć▒ÇA Closer Look at Oil and Gas (Grades 4 - 6)

˘Ć░ż     Do You Know Your 3 R˘Ć░╗s? Radiation, Radioactivity, and

Radon (Grades 7-10)

Each module contains a teacher resource kit, which includes a

teacher/student notebook, maps, audiovisual materials, posters, oil

samples, groundwater models, etc. Call to find out the location of the

nearest training site.  40

Materials Only for Trainees: http://desp.mines.edu/index.html

 

 

DISNEY EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIONS

105 Terry Drive, Suite 120

Newtown, PA 18940

(800) 295-5010

Fax: (215) 579-8589

Web: www.Edustation.com

Disney Educational Productions develops and distributes

entertaining and thought-provoking videos that excite children of

all ages to learn about a variety of subjects.

Offers educational videos (some titles on DVD as well) on energy,

the environment, earth science, recycling, and water. Curriculum-

oriented videos come with discussion guides and lesson plans.

Titles include:

˘Ć░ż     Bill Nye the Science Guy shows, such as Garbage, Pollution

Solutions, and The Water Cycle. Other relevant Bill Nye

titles: Atmosphere, Atoms, Biodiversity, Earth˘Ć░╗s Crust˘Ć▒ÇEarth

Science Archaeology, Electrical Current, Energy, Erosion,

Forests, Fossils, Lakes & Ponds, Oceanography, Rivers &

Streams, Rocks & Soil, Simple Machines, Static Electricity,

The Sun, Volcanoes, Waves, Wetlands, and Wind

˘Ć░ż     Return to Sender: A Story About Littering

˘Ć░ż     Recycle Rex (starring Disney˘Ć░╗s hip animated recycling

dinosaur)

˘Ć░ż     The Energy Savers (starring Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse,

and Goofy)

˘Ć░ż     Zort Sorts: A Story About Recycling

˘Ć░ż     The Great Search ˘Ć▒Ç Man˘Ć░╗s Need for Power and Energy

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is now available on DVD. The DVDs

include a Bi-Lingual (Spanish) mode, Interactive Science Quiz and

Glossary, Bonus Footage and extended 20-page Teacher˘Ć░╗s Resource

Guide.

New ABC News Classroom Edition video series includes one

curriculum set entitled The Final Frontier concerning the space

program. The individual titles in this set are: The Race to the Moon,

The Shuttle Era, To Mars and Beyond, and Space Age Technology.

Programs are available for purchase. Call the toll-free number to

request a free catalog. 41

Some might be online -- haven't looked enuf: http://dep.disney.go.com/search.html?q=&cat=0,17,0

 

 

 

DOMINION RESOURCES, INC.

North Anna Nuclear Information Center

1022 Haley Drive

Mineral, VA 23117

(540) 894-2029

(804) 771-3200

Fax:  (540) 894-0379

Web: www.dom.com/about/stations/nuclear/northanna/nanic.jsp

Surry Nuclear Information Center

5570 Hog Island Road

Surry, VA 23883

(757) 357-5410

Fax:  (757) 357-4711

Web: www.dom.com/about/stations/nuclear/surry/snic.jsp

Dominion is one of the nation˘Ć░╗s leading energy companies, serving

more than 5 million retail energy customer accounts in nine states.

As one of the nation˘Ć░╗s largest producers of natural gas and electric

power, Dominion operates seven nuclear reactors in three states,

Virginia, Connecticut and Wisconsin.

We live in a wired world. Electricity is vital to everyday life˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐

powering everything from computers to air conditioners, lighting our

homes and running our factories. Nuclear energy produces

electricity for one in five homes and businesses, the largest

emission-free source of energy used in the United States. To provide

you with facts concerning nuclear energy and electricity, Dominion

operates Energy Information Centers at both of its nuclear power

stations in Virginia. The North Anna and Surry Nuclear Information

Centers offer interactive exhibits as well as high-energy

presentations for groups of all ages.

Educational programs (scheduled in advance) are provided free of

charge and are designed to meet the Virginia Department of

Education˘Ć░╗s Standards of Learning (SOLs).  All programs are tailored

to the needs of your group, no matter the age or experience level.

These programs are offered to you as a field trip to one of our

Centers, or as an Outreach Program in your classroom. Contact us

for a list of our Energized Programs and to schedule the experience

that will meet the energy educational needs of your students.  42

Not much really: http://www.dom.com/about/education/index.jsp

There's a "Strong Men & Women" program: http://www.dom.com/about/education/strong/teaching-guide.jsp

 

 

 

EARTH FOUNDATION

5401 Mitchelldale, B4

Houston, TX 77092

(800) 566-6539

(713) 686-9453 (in Houston)

Fax: (713) 686-6561

E-Mail: nhilton@earthfound.com

Web:  www.earthfound.com

An organization dedicated to environmental education and

conservation.

Each year thousands of schools participate in the Earth

Foundation˘Ć░╗s Rescue the Rainforest Project. Thus far, the network of

10,000 active environmental teachers and students is responsible for

raising $10 million for rainforest conservation through the sale of

environmental T-shirts. A Rainforest Project Kit is available to

educators. The kit, which includes curriculum, videos, instructions,

and a ready-made fundraising project, contains everything a school

will need to supplement an ecology unit with a teaching method

called Solution-Based Teaching. Upon completion, participating

schools receive a certificate recognizing them for the acres adopted

and written updates about the area being preserved. Schools that

adopt ten or more acres receive a free follow-up video that shows

students live footage of the area. Call (800) 5-MONKEY to receive

your Rescue the Rainforest Kit and for more information about this

project or the Coral Reef Rescue Campaign.  43

Domain lapsed: http://www.earthfound.com

and the kit isn't online that I found

 

 

ECOSOUL/NATIONAL FUEL CELL EDUCATION

PROGRAM (NFCEP) 

18051 Irvine Boulevard

Tustin, CA  92780

(714) 368-1444

Fax:  (714) 730-8902

E-Mail: Skip@nfcep.org 

Web: www.nfcep.org

Founded in 1993, EcoSoul, Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit

focusing on energy, education and the environment.  EcoSoul is

host to the National Fuel Cell Education Program, promoting

ways in which our future hydrogen economy can be realized

through practical, hands-on educational materials.  

Our mutual programs are deeply involved in the adoption of

renewable energy in our country and the implementation of effective

energy technology programs through educating our youth about

hydrogen systems, fuel cells, micro-turbines, wind and solar energy,

ocean/tidal energy, biomass, biofuels, energy storage,

transportation, energy efficiency programs and distributed power

generation.  44

Domain lapsed: http://www.nfcep.org

Had been available for order: http://web.archive.org/web/20070630203420/www.ecosoul.org/files/curriculum/hope.htm

 

 

 

 

EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE (EEI)

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20004-2696

(202) 508-5000

To order publications: (800) 334-5453

To fax an order: (301) 843-0159

Web:  www.eei.org

EEI is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric

companies, industry associates, and international affiliates

worldwide.

EEI suggests that you first contact your local electric company for

any educational materials. Many utilities have educational programs

about energy and the environment for schools. EEI˘Ć░╗s limited supply

of educational and consumer resources are located in the Products

and Services Section online at www.eei.org/products_and_services/

descriptions_and_access/index.htm#Consumer-and-Educational-

Resources. Publications are available for a fee.  45

These are the Charles Edison Books (SEE ABOVE)

Though here is 100 ways to reduce your elec bill:

http://web.archive.org/web/20061209103512/http://www.eei.org/industry_issues/retail_services_and_delivery/wise_energy_use/100Ways.pdf

 

 

 

EDISON MUSEUM

350 Pine Street

Beaumont, TX 77701

(409) 981-3089

Fax: (409) 838-2361

E-Mail: info@edisonmuseum.org

Web: www.edisonmuseum.org

A private, nonprofit education foundation that manages the only

Edison museum west of the Mississippi River.

Provided are tours of the museum for school and organized tour

groups.  Films are available to groups not exceeding 35.  By mail or

over the Web are a series of free information handouts addressing

Thomas Edison ˘Ć▒Ç the Inventor Bulletin Series. Tours involve a 20-

minute orientation through the interactive museum. The exhibits

cover Edison˘Ć░╗s life and his ˘Ć░╝major˘Ć░Ż inventions ˘Ć▒Ç the incandescent

light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera.

Interactive elements include a complete computerized database of

Edison˘Ć░╗s 1,093 U.S. patents, Edison silent movie sampler, Edison

music sampler and a Morse code simulator. The museum is free and

open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. closed on major

holidays.  46

Not much here: http://www.edisonmuseum.org/

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS

5328 E. 2nd Street, #512

Long Beach, CA 90803

(562) 434-6225

Fax: (562) 434-7551

E-Mail: kayice@aol.com

Web: EDSpecialists.com or ThinkEarth.org

Curriculum developers and distributors of energy and

environmental education programs.

EDS offers the Energy Source Education Program and the Think

Earth Environmental Education Program. Sponsors nationwide

can purchase program units to provide free to schools. Units are

also sold directly to teachers and others. Energy source units

include People Power for grades 5 and 6. The award-winning Think

Earth curriculum contains nine separate units, with videos, for

students in pre-kindergarten through middle school. See the website

for descriptions of each unit.   47

All for sale: http://edspecialists.com/Products.html

Says they might all go online, check back 2008-2009: http://thinkearth.org/curriculum.html

 

 

 

ENERGY EDUCATION RESOURCES  31

EDUCATIONAL DIVIDENDS

302 West Hill Street, Suite 102

Champaign, IL 61820

(877) 359-9444

Fax: (217) 359-9446

E-Mail: carol@educationaldividends.com

Web:  www.educationaldividends.com

Develops educational products that are designed to change the

classroom paradigm to consistently produce creative self-learners

who are employable.

Using its AND Model, Educational Dividends offers classroom

activities, curriculum and professional development that integrates

technology, standards-based learning, leadership and workplace skills.

To learn more about Educational Dividends˘Ć░╗ products and services, visit

the above website.  48

They sell one plan for $3? http://www.educationaldividends.com/teachers/tools.asp

 

 

EESMARTS

P.O. Box 1564, 1-6b

New Haven, CT 06506

(877) 514-2514

Fax: (888) 214-5732

eesmarts is a one-of-a-kind energy education program that˘Ć░╗s

enlivening Connecticut students and educators alike.

eesmarts is a series of grade-specific curriculum units that use lively

characters, exciting stories and hands-on activities to teach students

all about energy and how to use it wisely. Created by a team of

Connecticut certified educators, each curriculum unit integrates

science, language arts, math, citizenship, abstract thinking and the

scientific method. The lessons are flexible and interactive, and can

be done in two days or two weeks depending on teacher preference

and student interest. All lessons are reflective of the Connecticut

Mastery Test, Connecticut Framework and National Science

Standards. Curriculum units for Grades K-8 are available at NO

COST to schools in the United Illuminating Company and the

Connecticut Light and Power Company service territories through

the Connecticut Conservation and Load Management Fund.   49

Might just be for workshop attendees cuz no links on lessons: http://www.eesmarts.com/

 

 

 

ENERGY EDUCATION GROUP

664 Hilary Drive

Tiburon, CA 94920

(415) 435-4574

E-Mail: energyforkeeps@aol.com

Web: www.energyforkeeps.org

A nonprofit educational organization founded to increase

awareness and understanding of renewable energy.

Energy for Keeps is an illustrated guide to electricity from renewable

energy. A text for all, plus class activities and science standards

correlations (California and national), for grades 6 through 12.

Comprehensive, inter-disciplinary, inquiry-based. Information

available at www.energyforkeeps.org.   50

Some nice activities: http://www.energyforkeeps.org/teachers.html

And the book really is a god book

 

 

ENERGYNET U.S.

302 West Hill Street, Suite 102

Champaign, IL 61820

(877) 359-ENET (3638)

Fax: (217) 359-9446

E-Mail: carol@educationaldividends.com

Web:  www.energynet.net

A nonprofit organization offering standards-based, technology-

enriched classroom projects for a moderate fee.

EnergyNet offers teaching material appropriate for all grade levels.

Elementary students enjoy finding ways for their homes and schools

to save energy through our Energy Detectives project. Home

Energy Makeover is designed for students in Math and Family &

Consumer Sciences classes (grades 5-12). This six-week unit

incorporates economics, technology, teamwork and presentation

skills. Students will learn to manage a home energy budget, reduce a

home˘Ć░╗s energy use while increasing comfort, make cost-effective

energy remodeling choices and present their suggestions in

compelling ways.

Students in grades 6 through 12 have three additional choices:

Energy Auditing provides a great background on the many ways

students can reduce the costs of energy in their homes and schools;

Community Energy Consultants assists students in sharing this

knowledge with their community by conducting energy audits on

any number of local buildings; and Energy Engineers involves

students in the process of designing energy efficiency into school

renovation and construction programs. To learn more about the

hands-on projects and activities, visit www.energynet.net.  51

Created by Educational Dividends??? Doesn't seem to be anything available

http://www.energynet.net/

 

 

 

ENERGYTEACHERS.ORG

39 Noble Street

West Newton, MA 02465

917-653-4342

E-Mail: eer@energyteachers.org

Web: http://energyteachers.org

EnergyTeachers.org is a network of teachers and informal

educators interested in energy curriculum, working in

Massachusetts, New England, and beyond. The network is

maintained by teachers who believe that energy production and

use are increasingly important topics for classes in science,

technology, engineering, and social studies. There are no

membership fees. Any teacher can participate at any level in the

organization.

EnergyTeachers.org maintains a web site with announcements,

curriculum ideas, a calendar, an online forum for sharing ideas, and a

bibliography of energy-related materials suited for the classroom or

lesson-preparation. Our nonprofit connects busy teachers with free

or inexpensive resources proven to work in the classroom. We visit

schools for planning meetings with teachers, and we lend books

locally (within ~150 km of our office). We occasionally conduct

classroom presentations. EnergyTeachers.org also mails a newsletter

free to educators nationwide, nine issues per year. Please send email

or call us to find out what we can do for you.  52

Bibliography, mostly books: http://energyteachers.org/bibliography.php?Showall=On

Plus news has conferences and stuff: http://energyteachers.org/ReadNews.php

 

 

ENTERPRISE FOR EDUCATION, INC.

1316 Third Street, Suite 103

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 394-9864

Fax: (310) 394-3539

E-Mail: entfored@aol.com

Web:  www.entfored.com

Offers booklets for primary and secondary school science classes

free from many electric utilities.

Contact the education specialist at your local electric utility.

Materials also may be purchased directly from the publisher. A

catalog is available. Supplies a variety of 8-, 16- and 32-page Energy

and Environmental Skill Builder color booklets.

Teachers can create short-to-comprehensive units based on the

subject and grade level. The following are available:

˘Ć░ż    Environment ˘Ć░┐ Using Our Resources Wisely (grades 2

through 4); The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

(grades 6 through 12); Percentages Help an Environmental

Engineer (grades 6 through 8); and The Clean Air

Challenge, 32 pages with video and science experiment kit

(grades 8 through 10)

˘Ć░ż   Conservation ˘Ć░┐ Efficiency of Electric Appliances (grades 6

through 10); Climate and Comfort (grades 6 through 12); Is

Efficiency the Best Energy Source? (grades 9 through 12);

King Barkley˘Ć░╗s Almost Birthday Disaster, 32-page booklet

plus 11-minute sing-along CD (grades kindergarten through

5); and Electricity is in the News (grades 4 through 8)

˘Ć░ż    Nuclear Energy ˘Ć░┐ Nuclear Reactor (grades 8 through 12);

The Atom and Radiation (grades 6 through 12); and Nuclear

Fuel Cycle (grades 8 through 12)

˘Ć░ż    Fossil Fuels ˘Ć░┐ Coal: The Once and Future King? (grades 6

through 9); Natural Gas (grades 6 through 12); Geology of

Oil (grades 6 through 12); and Refining Oil (grades 8

through 12); Safe at Home; and Leo Learns How to Use

Natural Gas Wisely (Grades 4-8, 16-pages).

˘Ć░ż    Electricity ˘Ć░┐ Mouse House Surprise, a 32-page teacher big

book and student little book  (safety) (grades kindergarten

through 2); Sam and Jody Save the Circus (safety) (grades 2

and 3); Paths for Electricity (safety) (grades 3 through 5);

Energy Transformations (grades 4 through 9); Generating

Electricity (grades 5 through 9); Sources of Electricity

(grades 5 through 9); Demand for Electricity (grades 6

through 9); Working With Energy Graphs (grades 6 through

12); Measuring Helps an Electrician Wire an Apartment

(grades 4 through 6); An Electrical Engineer Plans an

Electrically Safe Outdoor Concert (safety) (grades 5

through 9); Electricity from Wind, Water & Sunlight (grades 4

through 8), that includes a lab activity kit; and Risk: Taking

Chances, Making Choices (grades 6 through 10)

˘Ć░ż    Waste Management ˘Ć░┐ Hazardous Wastes from Homes, 40

pages and a 48-page teacher˘Ć░╗s guide (grades 9 through 12)

˘Ć░ż    Water ˘Ć░┐ The Day the Water Stopped teacher big book and

student little book (grades kindergarten through 2).  53

More sponsored curric, nothing online free: http://www.enterpriseforeducation.com/catalog.html

 

 

 

THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION COUNCIL OF OHIO

PO Box 1004

Lancaster, OH 43130

(740) 653-2649

Fax: (740) 653-6100

E-Mail: director@eeco-online.org

Web: www.eeco-online.org

The Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) is a

nonprofit organization that provides cutting-edge environmental

education services throughout the state to all educators. EECO

has a mission to lead in facilitating environmental education that

fosters global stewardship and a sustainable future for all

Ohioans.

The Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) is a

membership based nonprofit organization that has been providing

environmental education services to Ohio and surrounding

states since 1967. Since that time we have grown tremendously, and

currently provide direct contact throughout the state with Regional

Directors in all twelve regions of the Ohio. 

EECO proudly offers cutting-edge workshops, conferences, a

quarterly newsletter, green papers and other services to K-12 formal

and nonformal educators. EECO is currently branching out to

provide services now to adult audiences, the business community,

environmental organizations, community based groups, universities,

the general public, and other underserved audiences. We hope that

you will join us in promoting the value of environmental education

for all Ohioans.   54

Not a whole lot, env. ed focused: http://www.eeco-online.org

Best practices for EE: http://www.eeco-online.org/publications/pdfs/eeohio/bestpractices.pdf

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS MANAGEMENT

INSTITUTE (EHMI)

10 Newmarket Road

P.O. Box 932

Durham, NH 03824

(800) 558-3464

(603) 868-1496

Fax: (603) 868-1547

E-Mail: msims@ehmi.org

Web: www.ehmi.org

An independent, nonprofit environmental, health and safety

education and research institute working to promote

environmental responsibility at home, in the workplace, and in the

community through education and relationship building.

Offers environmental, health and safety education and outreach

materials for adults and children. Topics include recycling/buy

recycled; energy efficiency/conservation and indoor air quality;

household chemical product management; water quality; lead

poisoning prevention; used oil recycling; composting; and more.

The balanced, well-researched information is offered in a variety of

formats, including enviro-wheels (slide-charts); tabloid publication

for school children; book covers; color-in activity books; color-in

posters; and videos. There is a fee for all educational materials.

Discounts are available on bulk orders. Free price list.  55 

Some small samples: http://www.ehspublishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=62

 

 

EV MEDIA

1316 Third Street, Suite 103

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 394-3980

Fax: (310) 394-3539

E-Mail: ab50@aol.com

Web:  www.entfored.com (click on Electric Transportation button)

An educational publishing company providing electric vehicle-

related materials.

Provides publications and activity kits on electric vehicles (EV) for

schools and the general public. Materials range from color booklets

for secondary school students to teacher guides, electric vehicle

model kits, and discussion leader guides free from many electric

utilities with EV programs. Materials cover electric vehicles,

electricity, energy efficiency and conservation. Titles include:

Electric Car, a 16-page color booklet (for grades 7 through 12); the

148-page Teacher˘Ć░╗s Electric Car Book, everything a teacher needs

to conduct a unit on electric vehicles; The Electric Flyer Model Kit,

which includes everything needed to build a working, table-top size

model electric vehicle; and The Electric Vehicle Classroom Kit,

which includes a classroom set of color booklets; the Teacher˘Ć░╗s

Electric Car Book; and five to eight Electric Flyer Model kits. The

battery/charger option for the EV Classroom Kit includes five to

eight rechargeable 1.5 volt AA Ni-cad batteries and a four-unit

battery charger. Revised materials now include optional motor

controller kits, with detailed assembly instructions included in the

expanded Teacher˘Ć░╗s Electric Car Book. Contact your electric utility

electric vehicle department for these materials, which are often

offered at no cost to educators. Materials are also available directly

from the publisher. Call the number above for latest pricing

information.  56

It's just ENTERPRISE FOR EDUCTION AGAIN!

Still not free Electric car focus: http://www.enterpriseforeducation.com/electriccar.html

 

 

 

FIRSTENERGY CORP.

Community Initiatives Department

76 South Main Street

Akron, OH 44308-1890

(330) 761-4247

Fax: (330) 761-4203

E-Mail: tgilman@firstenergycorp.com

Web: www.firstenergycorp.com/education/

FirstEnergy Corp. is a registered holding company headquartered

in Akron, Ohio. Its seven electric utility-operating companies

comprise the Nation˘Ć░╗s 4th largest investor-owned electric system,

serving 4.3 million customers within 36,100 square miles of Ohio,

Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

FirstEnergy˘Ć░╗s energy education program provides math, science and

technology grants and free supplemental resources to educators,

youth group leaders, and civic organizations in the communities

served by FirstEnergy and our operating companies˘Ć░┐Ohio Edison,

The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison, Penn Power, Met-Ed,

Penelec, and Jersey Central Power & Light˘Ć░┐and where we have

facilities. These resources can be ordered on our website at

www.firstenergycorp.com/education/.

Check out the latest additions to our site and take a virtual tour of

one of our coal generating plants. Without leaving your home,

school or computer, you can take an amazing journey through a

typical FirstEnergy coal-fired generating plant. Using digitized

computer animation, visitors can go behind steel walls and see the

inner-workings of complex machinery and systems that generate the

electricity that powers your homes, schools and future workplaces.

And, take a look at the Electric Avenue section of our site. This

interactive site˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐offering a world of information on electrical safety,

energy sources and efficiency˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐is designed to be an excellent

classroom resource. Electric Avenue also features fun energy games

and facts geared to all grade levels.  57

Free Resources for Ohio/PA/NJ area: http://www.firstenergycorp.com/community/education/free_resources/index.html

Coal plant virtual tour: http://www.firstenergycorp.com/tour/index.html

 

 

 

FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY (FPL)

Energy Encounter

6501 South Ocean Drive

Jensen Beach, FL 34957

(877) FPL-4FUN or (877) 375-4386 (toll free)

Fax: (772) 467-7565

Web: www.fpl.com/encounter

A regulated investor-owned utility serving approximately four

million customers in Florida.

FPL˘Ć░╗s Energy Encounter is a free energy information center that

offers interactive exhibits featuring fun and entertaining information

about energy, electricity, magnetism and nuclear power. Visitors

embark on a treasure hunt exploring the riches of energy to discover

that a souvenir awaits all who find the answers to the energy-related

questions. Hands-on educational programs designed to meet state

science curriculum are offered throughout the school year for grades

1 through 12 (by reservation only). Teacher workshops are offered

focusing on science education, energy, and nuclear related topics.

On selected days, the College of Turtle is also open. Turtle walks are

available in June and July. For more information, call FPL˘Ć░╗s Energy

Encounter toll-free at (877) FPL-4FUN or (877) 375-4386, or visit our

website at www.fpl.com/encounter for directions, hours of

operation, and upcoming special events.  58

It's a physical place, not much online: http://www.fpl.com/community/learning/index.shtml

http://www.fpl.com/encounter

Solar curriculum is NEED: http://www.fpl.com/community/learning/solarstations.shtml

 

 

 

FLORIDA SOLAR ENERGY CENTER (FSEC)

1679 Clearlake Road

Cocoa, FL 32922

(321) 638-1000

Fax: (321) 638-1010

E-Mail: info@fsec.ucf.edu

Web: www.fsec.ucf.edu/ed/teachers and http://energywhiz.com

FSEC is a research institute of the University of Central Florida.

FSEC currently has several free downloadable curriculum units

available on the website. The units include hands-on activities and

PowerPoint presentations that align to science standards. The solar

energy units include Solar Matters I - III for elementary and middle

school students, Understanding Solar Energy for high school

students, and Solar Wonders, a PowerPoint presentation on the

uses of solar energy. The environmental unit, Alternative Fuel

Matters is for middle school students, while the Planet Janitor video

and coloring book (available on the Energy Whiz site) are for

elementary students.

Several new energy units are also now available, High Energy

Hydrogen includes units for upper elementary, middle and high

school students, and Building Performance Matters is available for

high school students. The Energy Whiz website features student

projects and submissions that deal with energy as well as

experiments and hands-on activities that can be performed at home.

A lending library of classroom materials is available for Florida

teachers.  59

Continuing ed manuals: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/cont_ed/manuals/index.htm

K-12 solar and hydrogen curriculum: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/k-12/index.htm

 

EnergyWhiz experiments: http://energywhiz.com/experiments/index.htm

 

 

FOODSERVICE & PACKAGING INSTITUTE, INC. (FPI)

150 South Washington Street, Suite 204

Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 538-2800

Fax: (703) 538-2817

E-Mail: fpi@fpi.org

Web: www.fpi.org

A nonprofit trade association for manufacturers, suppliers and

distributors of foodservice disposable products. These products

consist of single-use cups, plates, bowls, bags, cutlery, trays,

hinged-lid clamshell containers, and other paper, plastic,

aluminum, and alternative materials products. Foodservice &

Packaging Institute, Inc., supports the environmentally responsible

manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal of foodservice

disposables.

FPI offers a free teacher˘Ć░╗s kit (new version available on CD or FPI˘Ć░╗s

website) that includes educational materials for middle school

environmental science educators. This kit contains a full range of

information and student activities, including a new interactive

webpage. FPI also offers one-page issue sheets appropriate for

middle and high school students on environment and sanitation.

These explain the importance of foodservice disposable products to

today˘Ć░╗s consumers. Single copies of these FPI publications are free

to educators. Contact FPI for larger quantities. For additional

information about other publications, visit the website.   60

Teacher's Kit: http://www.fpi.org/dms/dm_browse.asp?pid=96

 

 

 

 

 

FREY SCIENTIFIC

80 Northwest Boulevard

Nashua, NH 03063

(800) 225-3739

Fax: (877) 256-3739

E-Mail: customercare@freyscientific.com

Web: www.freyscientific.com

A full-line supplier of educational materials, equipment and

supplies for science, designed for students from kindergarten

through college.

Offers a general science catalog that includes over 100 pages of

products for earth science and ecology study. Product line consists

of books, charts and posters, videos and video discs, software, kits,

games, manipulatives, general supplies and equipment, and more.

Products are available for a fee; catalog is free of charge.  61

It's just a company! http://www.freyscientific.com

 

 

FUEL CELLS 2000

1100 H Street, N.W., Suite 800

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 785-4222

Fax: (202) 785-4313

E-Mail: info@fuelcells.org

Web: www.fuelcells.org

Fuel Cells 2000 is a nonprofit program to educate people around

the world about the potential benefits of fuel cells, an advanced

energy generation technology. Fuel cells combine hydrogen and

oxygen electrochemically to produce energy. The only byproducts

are water and useful heat.

Produces fuel cell information brochures and sends free information

packets in response to requests from students, teachers, and the

general public. Some publications include the Fuel Cells in

Transportation brochure, the Fuel Cell Quarterly, the free monthly

Fuel Cell Technology Update, and comprehensive charts (Fuel Cell

Vehicles, Fuel Cell Buses, Fuel Cell Specialty Vehicles, Worldwide

Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Worldwide Fuel Cell Installations).

The Fuel Cells 2000 website provides basic fuel cell information, as

well as extensive links; FAQs, a news group; an online bibliography

of books and articles; and a gallery of fuel cell product images. Fuel

Cells 2000 has a Fuel Cell Career and Education Center with

company job pages for professionals and educational resources,

lesson plans, and experiments for teachers and students, as well as

the Fuel Cell Match Maker, an online message board.  62

Just links? http://www.fuelcells.org/ced/education.html

 

 

 

GENERAL ATOMICS SCIENCES EDUCATION

FOUNDATION

3550 General Atomics Court

San Diego, CA 92121-1194

(858) 455-3335

Fax: (858) 455-3379

E-Mail: pat.winter@gat.com

Web: fusioned.gat.com

A high technology research and development center.

Offers information to middle and high school teachers and students

regarding current U.S. and worldwide nuclear fusion research that is

aimed at understanding plasma science and fusion technology and

their roles in providing an energy resource for tomorrow˘Ć░╗s needs.

Available materials include a 20-minute video (Spanish, French, or

English), Fusion: Creating a Star on Earth; STARPOWER, an

interactive learning adventure CD; and a teacher resource guide

packed with experiments and a workbook on the electromagnetic

spectrum, plasma, and radiation. Classroom posters on fusion,

radiation, and the electromagnetic spectrum are also available. These

items are free while supplies last. Order online at the above website.   63

Some PDFs inc. posters on Fusion: http://fusioned.gat.com/classroom.html

 

 

GEOTHERMAL EDUCATION OFFICE

664 Hilary Drive

Tiburon, CA 94920

(415) 435-4574

Fax: (415) 435-7737

E-Mail: geo@marin.org

Web: www.geothermal.marin.org

A nonprofit educational organization serving teachers and

students to increase awareness and understanding of geothermal

energy.

Available for a fee are high school-and elementary school-level

videos; an activity-packed geothermal curriculum for grades 4

through 8; and a set of classroom activities for grades 6 through 12

(free with purchase of video). A geothermal slide show (PPT) CD

containing 122 colorful graphics and photos is also available for

sale. See www.geothermal.marin.org.  64

Some stuff for download: http://www.geothermal.marin.org/edmatl.html

 

 

 

 

GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP CONSORTIUM

1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC  20036

(888) ALL-4-GEO

Fax: (202) 558-6759

E-Mail: info@ghpc.org

Web: www.geoexchange.org

For more than a decade, the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium

has been working to increase the awareness and use of

geoexchange technology throughout the United States and the

world.

The Consortium, a nonprofit advocacy association, believes that the

responsible use of energy resources is crucial to the nation˘Ć░╗s

economy and our quality of life. Toward that end, increasing the use

of geoexchange technology will not only dramatically reduce our

national energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, but

also will slash its users˘Ć░╗ energy costs, and our nation˘Ć░╗s dependence

on fossil fuels. The Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium acts as a

resource for anyone wishing to know more about geoexchange

technology. Our information catalogue includes items specifically

addressing geoexchange installations in schools, homes, and

businesses, as well as more generalized topics. All full-color

brochures, case studies, reports and documentaries are available for

free download online at www.geoexchange.org.

In addition, we will mail out copies of any of our materials to

teachers free of charge. Our full-time staff and industry allies can

also provide one-on-one technical expertise, marketing research data

and insight, and current industry activity status to interested parties

via e-mail or over the phone.    65

Heat pump videos, some other stuff: http://www.geoexchange.org

 

 

 

 

HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.

Education and Consumer Affairs Division

900 Richards Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 543-7511

Fax: (808) 543-7412

Web: www.heco.com

An investor-owned electric utility that serves the island of Oahu, in

the State of Hawaii.

Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries, Maui

Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, provide free

teaching materials to kindergarten through 12th grade educators

located on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. Services include

free books and school-based presentations, as well as loaning of CD

ROMs, DVDs and videos related to electrical safety, basic electricity,

energy conservation, renewable energy, and careers in the electric

utility industry; HECO also supports educational programs, such as

the Solar Sprint˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐a miniature solar model car project for middle

school students; Sun Power for Schools˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐schools are provided

photovoltaic systems and curriculum based lessons on renewable

energy and photovoltaics; FIRST Lego League where students

build a non-remote robot using Legos and science and engineering

skills to compete in a friendly robotics event and the Kids and

Teachers webpage at www.heco.com that provides students and

teachers alike with electrifying information. For details on these

programs, visit www.heco.com and go to Generation e.   66

Energy Hog, Energy Quest, just links: 

http://www.heco.com/portal/site/heco/menuitem.508576f78baa14340b4c0610c510b1ca/?vgnextoid=acfe5e658e0fc010VgnVCM1000008119fea9RCRD&vgnextchannel=619cf2b154da9010VgnVCM10000053011bacRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&vgnextrefresh=1&level=0&ct=article#Games_Activities

 

 

 

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Office of Coal Development

620 East Adams

Springfield, IL 62701

(217) 524-3820

Fax: (217) 558-2647 

E-Mail: Linda.Dunbar@illinois.gov

Web: www.illinoiscoal.biz

A state coal education program committed to the continued and

expanded use of Illinois˘Ć░╗ coal resources in environmentally safe

and economically viable ways.

Provides coal curriculum on Illinois coal production, distribution,

usage, research, development, and demonstration of clean coal

technologies. From the Coal Mines to the Power Lines is a teaching

resource manual covering the formation, history and uses of Illinois

coal, Illinois coal mining and reclamation, as well as clean coal

technologies. The curriculum manual contains lesson plans and

hands-on activities for grade level sections K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

Included with each curriculum manual are age-appropriate booklets,

handouts, and posters. The curriculum is free. Coal awareness and

education efforts target the general public through the media,

schools, and special programs in an attempt to diffuse myths

regarding Illinois coal and to disseminate sound, scientific

information. A CD-ROM accompanies each of the three grade level

sections. Each CD deploys a PowerPoint presentation highlighting

glossaries of terms through the use of captions, questions, photos,

clip art, descriptions and music.  67

Curriculum is free but must be orderd: 

http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/Bureaus/Coal/Education/Coal+Curriculum.htm

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION OF

AMERICA

Information Services Department

1201 15th Street, N.W., Suite 300

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 857-4722

Fax: (202) 857-4799

E-Mail: flawrence@ipaa.org or govrel@ipaa.org

Web: www.ipaa.org

The national association represents independent crude oil and

natural gas explorers/producers.

Provides, for a fee, an annual yearbook of statistics on the crude oil-

and natural gas-producing states. The Oil & Natural Gas

Producing Industry In Your State (OPI) compiles exploration and

production statistics for each producing state in a simple manner,

suitable for junior and senior high school students. The new edition

of the OPI is 2004-2005. In addition, the association provides a

statistical brochure entitled U.S. Petroleum Statistics that contains

19 tables of statistical data for oil and natural gas. The latest edition

contains data from 1986-2005.   68

ALSO WORKING WITH API ON A CURRICULUM: http://www.energytomorrow.org/

 

 

 

THE INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL EDUCATION (ICE)

Department of Chemistry

University of Wisconsin˘Ć▒ÇMadison

1101 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53706-1396

(800) 991-5534

(608) 262-3033

Fax: (608) 265-8094

E-Mail: ICE@chem.wisc.edu

Web: http://ice.chem.wisc.edu

A nonprofit educational organization providing chemistry

resources and graduate-level workshops for kindergarten through

grade 12 teachers to better integrate hands-on chemistry into their

classrooms.

Provides chemistry education materials and workshops to

kindergarten through grade 12 teachers throughout the world. The

publications, kits, and workshops are designed to help teachers

include hands-on science activities in their everyday classrooms.

ICE˘Ć░╗s Topics in Chemistry series provides background chemical and

environmental information on everyday topics. Topics include: Acid

Rain˘Ć▒Ça brief history of acid precipitation; the sources of gases that

cause acid rain and their conversion to acid in the atmosphere;

details of the effects of acid precipitation on the environment; and

available alternatives to reduce emissions that contribute to acid

rain. Acid Rain, Experimental Supplement˘Ć▒Çfive experiments

showing the effects of acid rain on the environment, using easy-to-

find materials; notes on presentation and curriculum integration are

included. The Hole in the Ozone Layer˘Ć▒Çthe chemistry, uses, and

importance of ozone and chlorofluorocarbons; a history of theories

involving their interactions in the atmosphere; the effect of ozone

depletion on life; examination of changes in public policy; and the

response of industry. Nanocrystaline Solar Kit˘Ć▒Çenough materials

to make five solar cells (most of the materials can be reused) and a

booklet with information on the origins of photosynthesis, use of

fossil fuels and renewable energy sources and the effects on the

environment. The solar cells use natural dyes from berries and a

common paint pigment to generate electricity from light. The booklet

contains detailed laboratory directions for assembling a solar cell

and circuit set-ups to measure the electrical output of the cell.   69

Not really energy stuff: http://ice.chem.wisc.edu

 

 

 

INTERSTATE OIL AND GAS COMPACT COMMISSION

900 N.W. 23rd St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

(405) 525-3556

Fax: (405) 525-3592

E-Mail: erica.smith@iogcc.state.ok.us

Web: www.iogcc.state.ok.us

The IOGCC is a multi-state government agency that champions the

conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas

resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

Established in 1935, it is the oldest, largest and most effective

interstate compact in the nation.

The IOGCC publishes both technical and non-technical information

on issues related to the production of natural gas and crude oil

onshore the United States. The website includes information on

careers in professions important to the vitality of the U.S. oil and

gas industry; the importance of research and development in

exploration, production and conservation; statistics and production

information from low-volume wells that contribute significantly to

the nation˘Ć░╗s energy supply; and various position statements

reflected in resolutions adopted by the organization. A complete

catalog of information is online at www.iogcc.state.ok.us.  70

Lists some projects going on, but no curricula: http://www.iogcc.state.ok.us/classroom-projects

 

 

 

JEA

21 West Church Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 665-6000

Fax: (904) 665-7386

E-Mail: smitrh@jea.com

Web: www.jea.com

JEA is the eighth largest municipal utility in the country, providing

electric, water, and sewer services to its customers. The JEA

electric system currently serves more than 360,000 customers in

Jacksonville and parts of three adjacent counties. JEA˘Ć░╗s water

system serves more than 240,000 water customers and 186,000

sewer customers, or more than 80 percent of all water and sewer

utility customers in northeast Florida.

JEA provides free energy, sewer and water educational booklets to

schools within the JEA service area. Services include student and

teacher materials for kindergarten through grade 12; speakers;

teacher workshops and programs with affiliates Tree Hill Nature

Center and the JEA Science Theatre and AquaExpo at the Museum

of Science and History. This exhibit is made up of two parts - the

JEA Science Theatre and the AquaExpo. Kids visiting the theatre will

participate in interactive science shows and learn about scientific

theories as they relate to electricity and electrical safety. The

AquaExpo focuses on the scarce and precious nature of water and

how we can do our part to conserve it.  71

Free within service area: http://www.jea.com/community/education/teacher/index.asp

Closer inspection would show who wrote these materials

 

 

 

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC.

Academy of Energy Education

507 East Michigan Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 524-5574

Fax: (414) 347-0221

E-Mail: michelle.l.tanem@jci.com

Web: www.johnsoncontrols.com

Johnson Controls is a global leader in interior experience,

building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides

innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more

comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products

and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and

security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles

and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and

service expertise.

Offers, in partnership with the National Energy Foundation, a

curriculum-enhancing program that promotes energy education in

kindergarten through grade 12-plus and expands into a school-to-

work transition experience. Designed to encourage students to

explore energy usage and its impact on the environment, the

Academy of Energy Education programs include: Energy Fun for

kindergarten through grade 3; Energy Fundamentals for grades 4

through 6; Energy Action Patrol for grades 5 through 8; Energy

Action Teams for grades 6 through 9; and Energy Action

Technology for grades 9 through 12. For high school students, the

Academy features career exploration. College students can

participate in externships in exchange for college credits granted by

Utah State University. For more information, call your local Johnson

Controls office or (888) 214-0916.   72 

WITH NEF the Academy of Energy Education, requires reg: http://www.academyofenergy.org/

More on it: http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/publish/us/en/products/building_efficiency/market/k-12/the_academy_of_energy.html

 

 

 

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL, INC.

1010 Washington Boulevard

Stamford, CT 06901

(203) 323-8987

Fax: (203) 325-9199

E-Mail: info@kab.org

Web: www.kab.org

Keep America Beautiful is the nation˘Ć░╗s largest nonprofit public

education and community improvement organization whose

network of more than 560 city, county, statewide, and international

affiliates engages individuals in programs that prevent litter and

reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste materials.

Through partnerships and strategic alliances with citizens,

businesses, and government, Keep America Beautiful programs

motivate millions of volunteers annually to clean up, beautify, and

improve their neighborhoods, creating safer and more livable

community environments.

Offers educational resources for teachers and students to provide a

balanced perspective of waste and the options for its management in

clear and user-friendly formats. The classroom curriculum

supplement Waste In Place, for grades kindergarten through 6,

builds critical thinking, processing, and problem-solving skills

through imaginative, hands-on lessons. Lessons can be taught

individually or in sequence. Developed and field-tested by

professional educators and waste experts, the curriculum

supplement is being used nationwide by thousands of teachers to

influence positive behavior, foster social responsibility and respect

for the environment, and enrich the learning experience. Learn more

about Keep America Beautiful at www.kab.org.

In addition, Keep America Beautiful recently launched the website,

Clean Sweep U.S.A. (www.kab.org/cleansweepusa), created

through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The website

shows six in-class lessons, which provide teachers with tips for

web-directed research and class projects. Clean Sweep offers 22

web-based projects that require students to examine waste

management issues at the national, state and local levels. All

lessons on the website include two hands-on activities that focus

on critical problem-solving, and each activity is supported by

background information that correlate to Guidelines for Excellence

from the North American Association for Environmental Education.   73

Some stuff, but Waste in Place is $40: http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tools_teachers

Clean Sweep USA has some lessons: http://www.cleansweepusa.org/educators.aspx

 

 

 

KIDWIND PROJECT

2093 Sargent Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

(781) 354-2452

Fax: (208) 485-9419

Web: www.kidwind.org

E-Mail: michael@kidwind.org

The KidWind Project is a team of teachers, students, engineers and

practitioners exploring the science behind wind energy in

classrooms around the US.  Our goal is to introduce as many

teachers and students as possible to the elegance of wind power

through hands-on science activities that are challenging,

engaging and incorporate science standards. While improving

science education is our main goal, we also aim to help schools

become important resources for students, and the general public,

to learn about and see wind energy in action.

The KidWind Project website contains detailed information on wind

energy, downloadable lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations,

movies, animations in addition to kits and materials to build

classroom sized wind turbines.   74

LOTS of stuff! http://learn.kidwind.org/teach

 

 

 

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KISSIMMEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (KUA)

Office of Corporate Communications

P.O. Box 423219

Kissimmee, FL 34742-3219

(407) 933-7777

Toll-free: (877) 582-7700

Fax: (407) 933-1761

E-Mail: cgent@kua.com

Web: www.kua.com

Florida˘Ć░╗s sixth largest municipally owned utility providing

electric, water, and telecommunication services to 170,000

residents in five Central Florida counties.

Provides free energy educational resources (coloring books,

booklets, calendars, posters, kits, audiovisual materials, etc., for use

in kindergarten through grade 12) to schools within the KUA service

area. Services include student and teacher materials, speakers˘Ć░╗

bureau, power plant and energy control center tours. A free color

brochure highlighting the services and materials is available upon

request.   75

Didn't find the edu resources: http://www.kua.com/Resources/

 

 

 

LEARNONLINE, INC.  

Thomas H.  Frye Jr.

5286 Villa Mallorca Place

Camarillo, CA  93012 -5329

(805) 383-3640

Fax:  (805) 985-8541

E-Mail: tomfrye@learnonline.com

Web: www.learnonline.com

Founded in 2002, LearnOnLine, Inc., a California for-profit

company, is focused on project-based learning using the Internet

and World Wide Web for courseware content and student/teacher

collaboration. In project-based learning, students work in teams to

explore real-world problems and create presentations to share

what they have learned. 

LearnOnLine continues to develop the Renewable Energy

Education Lab (REEL Power) Project, which is designed as a K-12

and community college teaching aid offering hands-on techniques

for learning math and science using renewable energy. REEL Power

encourages students to learn to apply the math and science they are

studying to simulated real-world renewable energy power generation

systems.  76

Lots of background info, but the software is for sale: http://www.learnonline.com/

Nuts and Volts articles: http://www.learnonline.com/experimenter%20kit.htm

Hardware interface boards also for sale

 

 

 

MIDWEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALLIANCE

645 N Michigan, Suite 990

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 587-8390

 www.mwalliance.org

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a collaborative

network whose purpose is to advance energy efficiency in the

Midwest in order to support sustainable economic development

and environmental preservation.

MEEA administers the Lights for Learning Program, a school

fundraiser, which currently takes place in Illinois, and may expand to

other Midwest states in the near future. MEEA also offers several

rebates throughout the year on ENERGY STAR qualified products.

Check for updates at www.mwalliance.org.    77

School fundraiser, and that's it: http://www.mwalliance.org/programs/lights-learning

 

 

MIDWEST RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION

7558 Deer Road

Custer, WI 54423

(715) 592-6595

Fax: (715) 592-6596

E-Mail: info@the-mrea.org

Web: www.the-mrea.org

A grassroots private nonprofit educational organization dedicated

to promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency through

education and demonstration.

Offers special workshop series for teachers, children, and the

general public. Hosts the Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living

Fair every June in Central Wisconsin. This annual event features

workshops, exhibits, speakers, a model home, renewable energy

home tours, alternatively fueled vehicle showcase, entertainment,

and more. Offers year-round workshops on renewable energy and

energy efficiency. ReNews, a quarterly newsletter, is available for a

minimal fee.  78

Big Annual Energy Fair: http://www.the-mrea.org/energy_fair.php

 

 

 

MINERAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (MII)

505 Violet Street

Golden, CO 80401

(303) 277-9190

Fax: (303) 277-9198

E-Mail:  mii@mii.org

Web: www.mii.org

A nonprofit educational organization providing free resources and

contacts to support classroom teachers.

Provides mineral and energy information at no cost to classroom

teachers. Companies and other organizations may purchase MII

materials at a nominal cost. Materials include videos, posters,

lessons, and activities. The purpose of all materials is to increase

awareness that everything we have and everything we use comes

from our natural resources.  MII sponsored and continues to

support revisions to the high school integrated science textbook,

Global Science: Energy, Resources, Environment. Teachers should

write on school letterhead to request free materials. Virtually all of

MII˘Ć░╗s materials can be downloaded for free from the website.  79

Pretty good resources! http://www.mii.org

Really like "Resources we use": http://www.mii.org/downloadfile04.php?filetodownload=ResourcesWeUse.pdf&directory=pdfs/resources

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE˘Ć▒Ç

ENERGY DIVISION

85 7th Place East, Suite 500

St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-5175

1 (800) 657-3710

Fax: (651) 297-7891

E-Mail: energy.info@state.mn.us

Web: www.commerce.state.mn.us

The State Energy Office provides a broad range of energy

information to the general public. The State Energy Office also

promotes energy efficiency and sustainable energy resource and

technology development in Minnesota.

Provides a wide range of energy conservation materials for the

general public. Educational materials are targeted to residential,

commercial, and industrial audiences. This information is designed

to encourage specific conservation practices and to increase public

awareness of energy and energy-related issues. Some of these free

materials may be appropriate for students in grades 6 through 12. The

Department˘Ć░╗s Energy Information Center has a full-time staff to provide

individualized responses to consumers˘Ć░╗ energy-related questions. All

printed materials and software are available through our website.   80

General info, some interesting guides to home energy under publications:

 http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=Energy

 

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE

ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

300 E Street, S.W., Code N

Washington, DC 20546-0001

Web: http://education.nasa.gov

A Federal agency with programs to advance the nation˘Ć░╗s education

goals through expanding and enhancing the scientific and

technological competence of all students and educators.

NASA˘Ć░╗s Education Home Page serves as a cyber-gateway to

information regarding educational programs and services offered by

NASA for educators and students across the United States. This

high-level directory of information provides specific details and points

of contact for all of NASA˘Ć░╗s educational efforts and Field Center offices.

Educators and students utilizing this site will have access to a

comprehensive overview of NASA˘Ć░╗s educational programs and

services, along with a searchable program inventory that has cataloged

NASA˘Ć░╗s educational programs. NASA˘Ć░╗s online home pages, offered by

NASA˘Ć░╗s four areas of research and development, include the

Exploration Systems, Space Operations, Science, and Aeronautics

Research.  81

NASA's general ed page, not really energy: http://education.nasa.gov

 

 

 

NATIONAL ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

211 N.12th Street

Lincoln, NE 68508

(402) 474-5655

Fax: (402) 474-0820

E-Mail: Education@arborday.org

Web:  www.arborday.org

A nonprofit education organization dedicated to tree planting,

conservation, and environmental stewardship.

Provides free information on tree planting and care, including

correctly planting windbreaks and shelterbelts, in the Conservation

Trees and Trees for America brochures, as well as the Celebrate

Arbor Day Guidebook. For elementary and middle school-aged

children, the National Arbor Day Foundation also has available, for a

nominal fee, curriculum kits that stress the contributions made by

trees and the importance of environmental stewardship.

For samples of the free educational materials and to receive

information about the curriculum kits, write or call to request an

Educational Resource Guide.  82

Order Resource guide, not for download: http://www.arborday.org/shopping/sourcebook/resourceguide.cfm

 

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION

DISTRICTS (NACD)

509 Capitol Court, N.E.

Washington, DC 20002-4949

(202) 547-6223

Fax: (202) 547-6450

Web: www.nacdnet.org

A nongovernmental nonprofit organization representing nearly

3,000 soil and water conservation districts and their state

associations in the 50 states and U.S. territories. NACD serves its

member districts as one voice, utilizing the force of local initiative

and self-government, in the conservation and development of

natural resources on America˘Ć░╗s private working land.

Sponsors conservation education recognition programs for primary

and secondary school teachers, as well as a poster contest for

students. Publishes and sells educational materials about

conserving soil, water and other natural resources.  83

Guide has some stuff for sale? NEED refs: http://www.nacdnet.org/education/resources/energy/

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL BIODIESEL BOARD

P.O. Box 104898

Jefferson City, Missouri 65110-4898

(800) 841-5849

Web: www.biodiesel.org

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is the nonprofit trade

association representing the biodiesel industry as the

coordinating body for biodiesel research and development in the

U.S. The organization fills a vital role of public education for

biodiesel, the fastest growing alternative fuel in the country. NBB

is considered the leading source for biodiesel information in the

U.S. State soybean commodity groups, who have funded biodiesel

research and development programs for more than a decade,

founded NBB in 1992. Since that time, NBB has developed into a

comprehensive industry association, which coordinates and

interacts with a broad range of cooperators including industry,

government and academia.  NBB˘Ć░╗s membership is comprised of

state, national, and international feedstock and feedstock

processor organizations, biodiesel suppliers, fuel marketers and

distributors, and technology providers. NBB represents all

feedstocks (sources for biodiesel).

To provide support to teachers and students wanting to learn more

about biodiesel in the classroom, NBB, as part of a U.S. Department

of Agriculture grant, partners with the National Energy Education

Development (NEED) Project to provide classroom activities, teacher

training, and school district decision maker programs.   84 

From NEED: http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/Biodiesel_Curriculum_Schools.pdf

 

 

 

NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION (NCGA)

632 Cepi Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63005

(636) 733-9004

Fax: (636) 733-9005

E-Mail: corninfo@ncga.com

Web: www.ncga.com

A federation of 46 affiliated state corn grower organizations

actively representing the interests of producers of the nation˘Ć░╗s top

grain crop.  Membership includes more than 32,000 growers in 48

states.  NCGA˘Ć░╗s mission is to create and increase opportunities for

corn growers.

The organization provides teachers with a downloadable web-based

educational program, Corn in the Classroom that illustrates corn as

a reservoir of energy and a renewable substitute for products made

from expendable fossil fuels. Additionally, the NCGA website

includes links to its affiliate state corn-growing organizations, many

of which have online education programs. Also, The World of Corn,

an annual resource publication, a statistical look at corn markets and

trends, is available for download from the website. The publication,

which is free up to 25 copies, can be requested by contacting the

organization. Additional copies are $3.00 per copy.   85

Two corn activities, and an interesting poster: http://ncga.com/educational-resource-center

 

 

 

NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL OF AMERICA

Education Materials

1918 North Parkway

Memphis, TN 38112

(901) 274-9030

Fax: (901) 725-0510

Web: www.cotton.org

The National Cotton Council is a nonprofit commodity organization

representing 25,000 producers and processors of raw cotton. The

organization is dedicated to strengthening the cotton industry˘Ć░╗s

ability to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed,

and manufactured product markets nationally and abroad.

The NCC provides a variety of downloadable and audiovisual

materials on cotton (www.cotton.org), including a videotape about

the highly successful and environmentally sound National Boll

Weevil Eradication Program. The tape, primarily for grades 3

through 12, includes a 3-minute program aired on the Today˘Ć░╗s

Environment television series on the Discovery Channel. The

eradication program uses an integrated approach for eliminating one

of the U.S. cotton industry˘Ć░╗s major pests, such as plowing down

cotton stalks after harvest, the strategic placement of traps baited

with pheromone (sex attractant), and the judicious application of

crop protection products.  86

Some stuff: http://www.cotton.org/edu/index.cfm

http://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/resources.cfm

 

 

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION

1140 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036

(800) 338-1192

Fax: (212) 730-1793

E-Mail: sales@ncee.net

Web: www.ncee.net

The National Council on Economic Education is a nonprofit

organization dedicated to educating students in the principles of

economics and personal finance. Visit our website or contact us for

information on teacher resource manuals, student activity books,

and curriculum development materials to assist educators in the K-

12 classroom.

The following lessons are offered for a nominal fee. They can be

reviewed on the website:

Economics and the Environment˘Ć▒ÇHelps high school students

understand the crucial relationship between activity and

environmental protection. Activities include courses in

environmental studies, economics, natural sciences, social issues,

and global issues. Classroom-tested lessons give students insight

into a variety of environmental issues. Students learn key concepts

˘Ć▒Ç how natural resources are used and why, at times, misused, and

how future economic activity can provide for environmental

protection, as well as for economic growth. Selected by World Wild

Life and North American Association for Environmental Education

as an exemplary resource to help teach about biodiversity.

Economics and the Environment EcoDetectives˘Ć▒ÇApplying

economic reasoning to environmental problems for middle school

students. Students learn about protecting endangered species,

recycling, and resource depletion. Students solve persistent

environmental mysteries. Materials highlighted by California

Integrated Waste Management Board and California Department of

Education, together with the Acron Group.

Energy, Economics, and the Environment:  Case Studies and

Teaching Activities for Elementary School˘Ć▒Çchallenges upper

elementary students to analyze energy and environment issues from

an economics perspective.  Updated with current information, EEE

gives teachers and students the knowledge and tools they need to

analyze important energy and environment issues.  Students will

develop a basic understanding of concepts relating to economics,

energy, and the environment; learn effective decision-making skills;

and be involved in meaningful activities.

Energy, Economics, and the Environment:  Case Studies and

Teaching Activities for High School˘Ć▒Çchallenges high school

students to analyze energy and environment issues from an

economics perspective.  Updated with current information, EEE

gives teachers and students the knowledge and tools they need to

analyze important energy and environment issues.  Students will

develop a basic understanding of concepts relating to economics,

energy, and the environment; learn effective decision-making skills;

and be involved in meaningful activities.

The Great Economic Mysteries Book˘Ć▒ÇStudents in grades 9˘Ć░┐12

solve engaging mysteries about environmental issues, natural

resources, recycling, waste management, and government issues.

The Wide World of Trade˘Ć▒ÇThrough trade simulations and activities,

students discover how scarce resources are allocated in order to

provide goods and services.  87

All around $30: http://store.councilforeconed.org/science.html

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT˘Ć░┐˘Ć░┐

THE NEED PROJECT

8408 Kao Circle

Manassas, VA 20110

(800) 875-5029

Fax: (800) 847-1820

E-Mail: info@need.org

Web: www.need.org

A national network of students, educators, and business,

government and community leaders dedicated to the design and

delivery of comprehensive, non-biased kindergarten through 12th

grade energy education curriculum.

By meeting local, state, and national education standards, NEED

programs provide students and teachers an opportunity to learn

about energy through hands-on science, math, drama, social

studies, art, and music.

Student leadership initiatives encourage students to work with their

peers, teachers, family, and community to design energy education

programming for their region. The curriculum package is a six- to

nine-week unit and is widely adopted for use in the classroom.

Memberships are available to educators for little or no cost, based

on availability of sponsorship, from NEED˘Ć░╗s partners and sponsors.

Participating educators receive the NEED Energy Kit with teacher

guides to a variety of activities and a full portfolio of free items to

complete their units based on their grade level. The materials include

Energy Infobooks on the nation˘Ć░╗s leading energy sources;

curriculum guides that help teachers plan comprehensive units to

include the science of energy, energy sources, electricity, efficiency

and conservation; and many evaluation/assessment and

reinforcement options.

New this year is a process technology activity completed in

partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Process

Technology to help students understand oil and natural gas

exploration, production and refining.

An extensive selection of hands-on science kits to teach energy

transformations, solar energy, energy efficiency, electricity, magnets,

and hydrogen are available and often sponsored.

Workshops and conferences for teachers, students, and energy

professionals are available throughout the year, and week-long

summer training is offered annually. NEED˘Ć░╗s website has resources

to teach an entire NEED unit available in PDF and other formats.

The extensive curriculum, including Science Fair Projects,

Transportation Fuels activities, Biodiesel and Ethanol curriculum,

Hydrogen activities, energy efficiency for schools and more are

available from NEED˘Ć░╗s website, resource catalog, and at over 600

workshops each year.  NEED˘Ć░╗s newsletter Energy Exchange and its

career newsletter Career Currents are available on the website and

via mail.

For information about NEED Project programs, go to www.need.org.

Also visit our Energy Information Administration partnership

project, the EIA Kid˘Ć░╗s Page, at www.eia.doe.gov/kids.   88

Lots from NEED: http://www.need.org

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION (NEF)

Resources for Education

National Office

3676 California Avenue, Suite A117

Salt Lake City, UT 84104

(801) 908-5800

Fax: (801) 908-5400

E-Mail: info@nef1.org

Web:  www.nef1.org

A nonprofit educational organization providing educational

resources and training services to educators.

Major initiatives include the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge, a

national competition where K-12 students use their creativity to

express their ideas related to being energy conscious. Entries

include original art, music, literature, computer graphics, multimedia

presentations, science projects, etc. NEF is also a Rebuild America

strategic partner, working with school districts, state energy offices,

and other partners nationwide to help bring down energy usage and

costs at schools across the country. NEF continues to produce new

energy-related instructional materials for K-12 teachers. New items

include posters titled Electrical Generation, Renewable Energy

Sources, Exploring Natural Resources and Their Uses, Oil, High

Performance Schools, and Energy Management in and around Your

School. NEF provides a wide array of posters, learning activity

guides, videos, and instructional music that focus on energy. Other

new items available currently include learning activities guides titled

Energy Fun, Energy Fundamentals, and Energy Action Activities.

NEF also distributes instructional materials nationwide through a

˘Ć░╝fulfillment˘Ć░Ż program with the natural gas industry, and the

Foundation continues to provide in-service training support to

school districts in many parts of the country.   89

Nice posters, maybe nice other stuff but it's all pay: http://www.shop.nef1.org/

 

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

School Publishing

1145 17th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

(800) 368-2728

Fax: (515) 362-3366

Web: www.ngschoolpub.org

A nonprofit organization.

Publishes supplemental curriculum materials for kindergarten

through 12th grades on electricity, energy efficiency/energy

conservation, environment, geosciences/earth sciences, recycling,

and water. Materials include GeoKits (thematic, multimedia teaching

kits); Windows on Literacy and Reading Expeditions nonfiction

books; videos; atlases; PicturePack transparency sets; and

PictureShow CD-ROMs. Free catalogs are available upon request at

(800) 368-2728. Free lesson plans and resources, as well as additional

information about products, are offered at www.ngschoolpub.org

and ww.nationalgeographic.com/education.  90

Search books for "energy": http://www.ngsp.com/AdvancedSearchResult/tabid/486/Default.aspx

Energy in Xpeditions: http://www.thinkfinity.org/partner-search?start=0&partner=4&partner_value=no&from_links=&txtKeyWord=energy&txtKeyWord2=&narrow=1&chkPartner[]=Xpeditions

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL HYDROPOWER ASSOCIATION (NHA)

One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 850

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 682-1700

Fax: (202) 682-9478

E-Mail: help@hydro.org

Web: www.hydro.org

An association dedicated to building greater public awareness of

the advantages of hydropower as our nation˘Ć░╗s most plentiful

renewable energy source.

Offers a variety of materials on the production of hydropower,

hydro˘Ć░╗s economic and environmental benefits, and the issues facing

the hydropower industry. Posters and educational curriculum are

available at nominal cost. An annual conference is held every spring.

NHA works closely with the Hydro Research Foundation, the U.S.

Hydropower Council for International Development, and other

organizations dedicated to hydropower and other forms of

renewable energy. Staff is available to answer specific questions and

to help identify sources of additional information.   91

Fact Sheets, not much: http://www.hydro.org/hydrofacts/factsheets.php

 

 

NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH ALLIANCE

 600 Cameron

 Alexandria, VA 22314

 (703) 340-1660

 Fax: (703) 340-1661

 E-Mail: info@nora-oilheat.org

 Web: www.oilheatamerica.com

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to oilheating.

Publishes a variety of books, reports, consumer guides, and fact

sheets. Material covers energy use and efficiency, technical papers,

and educational materials for technical training. Prepares video

educational materials concerning the oilheating industry. There is a

catalog of materials available at www.norastore.org. All materials are

distributed at the cost of production.  92

Really not for school: http://www.norastore.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=3

 

 

 

NATIONAL PROPANE GAS ASSOCIATION (NPGA)

1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 310

Washington, DC 20036-4623

(202) 466-7200

Fax: (202) 466-7205

E-Mail: info@npga.org

Web: www.npga.org

NPGA is the national trade association of the propane industry.

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1075

Washington, DC  20036

(202) 452-8975

Fax: (202) 452-9054

E-Mail:  propanesupport@propanecouncil.org

Web:  www.usepropane.com

PERC promotes the safe, efficient use of propane as a preferred

energy source. Fact sheets, consumer safety brochures with a

scratch and sniff feature, coloring books, and industry safety videos

are available online at www.propanecatalog.com. Additional

information is available on both organizations˘Ć░╗ websites.

Homeowners can compare the cost of energy prices on

www.usepropane.com.  93

General consumer info and education are gone: http://www.propanemarc.com/Learn-More/PERC-Activities-and-DOC-Restriction.aspx

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE

ASSOCIATION

Youth Programs

4301 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22203

(703) 907-5500

E-Mail: nreca@nreca.coop

Web:  www.nreca.org or www.nreca.coop

A service organization representing the nation˘Ć░╗s more than 900

nonprofit consumer-owned cooperative electric systems, which

provide electric service to more than 36 million people in 47

states.

NRECA publishes both a weekly newspaper and a monthly magazine

covering electric co-op and industry issues. Congressional

testimony, regulatory filings, press releases, and other public

records are available online on the website at www.nreca.coop.  94

Not much: http://www.nreca.org

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

(NSTA)

1840 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22201

(800) 277-5300

(888) 433-0526

E-Mail: pubsales@nsta.org

Web: http://store.nsta.org

The largest science teachers association in the United States, NSTA

is working to improve the quality of science education nationwide.

Publishes resources for K-12 science teachers. A free book catalog is

available upon request. Call 800-277-5300.   95

So much for PEEC: http://nsta.org/store/search.aspx?action=quicksearch&text=energy

 

 

 

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

11100 Wildlife Center Drive

Reston, VA 20190

(800) 822-9919

Fax: (703) 438-6468

E-Mail: wildlife@nwf.org

Web: www.nwf.org

The nation˘Ć░╗s largest nonprofit conservation education

organization.

The mission of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is to inspire

Americans to protect wildlife for our children˘Ć░╗s future. NWF

publishes the magazines Wild Animal BabyTM, Your Big Backyard,

and Ranger Rick® for children, and National Wildlife; produces a

free monthly electronic educator newsletter including activities and

tips for creating Schoolyard Habitats; produces curriculum units and

facilitates training workshops around the country and produces

online resources, such as the Ranger Rick Educators˘Ć░╗ Guide for use

with Ranger Rick┬«  magazine in the classroom. Visit www.nwf.org/

education for more information and to receive an educator

information packet.  96

 

 

 

NATURAL GAS SUPPLY ASSOCIATION (NGSA)

805 15th Street, N.W., Suite 510

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 326-9300

Fax: (202) 326-9330

E-Mail:  Scrockett@ngsa.org

Web:  www.ngsa.org or www.naturalgas.org

A national, nonprofit trade association representing integrated

and independent companies that produce and market domestic

natural gas. Established in 1965, NGSA encourages expanded use

of natural gas and regulatory and legislative actions that foster

competitive markets.

All materials provided by NGSA are available at www.ngsa.org,

which features information about public policy issues of concern to

natural gas consumers, as well as to those employed in and

interested in the industry. Issues covered include supply issues

(exploration and production, challenges and barriers to producing

natural gas), issues related to the Federal Energy Regulatory

Commission (including the transmission and gathering of natural

gas and the rates and regulations of interstate natural gas pipelines),

distribution issues (the market pressure on natural gas prices and

how it affects the retail price of natural gas), and demand issues

(environmental regulations that prevent natural gas from being used

to improve air quality and the use of natural gas to generate

electricity). An annotated list of natural gas associations is included.

NGSA also provides an educational primer about natural gas and the

natural gas industry at www.naturalgas.org.  97

There's a quiz, some background, but not much: http://www.naturalgas.org/

 

 

NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT

Energy Education Team

P.O. Box 499

Columbus, NE 68602-0499

(402) 586-5960

Fax: (402) 586-5166

E-Mail: webeditor@nppd.com

Web: www.nppd.com

A public utility servicing the electric needs of its customers, with a

chartered territory including all or parts of 91 of Nebraska˘Ć░╗s 93

counties.

Provides educational services free of charge to schools and civic

groups in the utility˘Ć░╗s service area. Services include electrical safety

assemblies, Louie the Lightning Bug presentations, classroom

programs and speakers, films/videos, tours of power plants and

other facilities, and literature for students and teachers in all grades.

Also provides information on Nebraska Public Power District˘Ć░╗s

Environmental and Energy management/conservation issues.

Materials are available upon request for groups and individuals in

the utility˘Ć░╗s service area.   98

There's some stuff: http://www.nppd.com/EnergyEducation/

Some nice posters: http://www.nppd.com/EnergyEducation/explore_electricity.asp

Louie is a costume to borrow

 

 

 

NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (NYSERDA)

17 Columbia Circle

Albany, NY 12203-6399

(518) 862-1090, ext 3303

(800) 658-5753 or (866) NYSERDA, ext 3303

Fax: (518) 862-1091

E-Mail: tat@NYSERDA.org or Trogers@NEED.org

Web: www.GetEnergySmart.org

NYSERDA˘Ć░╗s holistic approach to energy-efficient schools invests in

students, teachers, staff and school buildings and vehicles. Our

goal is to create energy-aware students, teachers and facility

managers, while creating an efficient, healthy and safe learning

environment.

The Energy Smart Students Program provides K-12 curriculum

materials in energy literacy, energy efficiency at home and school,

and energy conservation. Materials are classroom-tested and

aligned with New York State Learning Standards. Training

workshops introduce teachers to the lesson plans and curriculum;

free curriculum is available to teachers attending the workshops. A

summer conference trains teachers to be Energy Educators for the

program. Teachers may register for workshops and also download

free material from NYSERDA˘Ć░╗s website at www.GetEnergySmart.org.

Mini-grants for teachers are available along with a free program

newsletter: Energy Smarts.

School Power...Naturally provided working photovoltaic and data

collection systems to 50 New York schools. Solar data collected from

these 50 schools can be used in conjunction with 60

interdisciplinary lessons for students in grades 5-12. Both the solar

data and the lessons are free and available to everyone at

www.SchoolPowerNaturally.org.

Energy Smart Schools provides objective technical and financial

assistance to eligible K-12 schools in New York. NYSERDA assists

New York˘Ć░╗s school administrators and facility managers to build and

maintain school buildings that provide a safe, healthy and energy-

efficient environment for learning. More information is available at

www.nyserda.org/programs/school/.  99

Energy Action at Home booklet: http://www.getenergysmart.org/Files/Schools/EAH%2520FINAL_8-13-10.pdf

General http://www.getenergysmart.org/EnergyEducation/Default.aspx

many lesson plans: http://www.powernaturally.org/Programs/SchoolPowerNaturally/InTheClassroom/default.asp?i=9

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY/STATE

MUSEUM

3140 Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

(518) 474-5816

Fax: (518) 486-2034

E-Mail:  wkelly@mail.nysed.gov

Web:  www.nysm.nysed.gov/research/geology/

The mission of the New York State Geological Survey is to make

services available to all agencies and people of New York State;

conduct geological research; and cooperate with agencies of other

states, federal government, educational institutions, and industry

in the discovery, analysis, and dissemination of geologic

information.

Provides free educational leaflets for both students and teachers for

kindergarten through grade 12. Conducts workshops and classes in

geological sciences through the New York State Museum in Albany,

New York. Produces geological maps and reports for both

professionals and the general public. A catalog of publications is

available at www.nysm.nysed.gov/publications/geolpub.html.  100

Nothing on energy really: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/education/

 

 

 

THE NOODLEHEAD NETWORK

10 Colbert Street

Essex Junction, VT 05452

(800) 639-5680 or (802) 862-8675

Fax: (802) 764-5848

E-Mail: kidpower@noodlehead.com

Web: www.noodlehead.com

An educational video producer and distributor that creates videos

from a kid˘Ć░╗s viewpoint.

Produces and distributes educational videos for kids. Specializes in

energy-related videotapes for utilities and the kindergarten through

grade 12 school market. Kids play an integral role in the creation of

each tape ˘Ć▒Ç from scriptwriting to acting to editing. Titles include:

Simple Things You Can Do To Save Energy, Simple Things You Can

Do To Save Energy In Your School, and KnuckleHead˘Ć░╗s Electrical

Safety Series. Videos are available for purchase in VHS format or

with duplication and broadcast rights. Free catalogs and preview

copies of the videos are available upon request.  101

Save energy: http://www.noodlehead.com/videos/page7.html

Knucklehead: http://www.noodlehead.com/videos/page3.html#12

 

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA SOLAR CENTER

Box 7401

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695

(919) 515-7085

(800) 33NC-SUN (for North Carolina only)

Fax: (919) 515-5778

E-Mail: ncsun@ncsu.edu

Web: www.ncsc.ncsu.edu

The North Carolina Solar Center serves as the state˘Ć░╗s

clearinghouse for solar energy programs, research information,

education and technical assistance.

The North Carolina Solar Center is affiliated with the College of

Engineering at North Carolina State University. The Center seeks to

advance the use of solar energy through information and education

programs and services. The NCSU Solar House, which is the

education headquarters for the Center, is open to the public and

provides educational resources for teachers and students.  A

computer displaying renewable energy CDs and other Solar Center

resources is located in the Solar House demonstration and library

area. Adjacent to the Solar House is the Alternative Fuels Garage,

where ongoing research is being done on Photovoltaics, Hydrogen

and Bio-Fuels. Our website provides a listing of our programs,

workshops, special events, state and federal tax credits, fact sheets

and other Solar Center resources.   102

Nav feels broken: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/

Renewable economic calculators, but not too friendly: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/calculators.php

 

 

NORTHEAST SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION

(NESEA)

50 Miles Street, Suite 3

Greenfield, MA 01301

(413) 774-6051

Fax: (413) 774-6053

E-Mail: edu@nesea.org

Web: www.nesea.org

The nation˘Ć░╗s leading regional education and advocacy association

that aims to accelerate the deployment and use of renewable

energy, green buildings, and energy efficiency. NESEA produces

major events that inspire and motivate large numbers of people to

get involved and make a difference. Focus is on the northeastern

United States (from Washington, DC to Maine).

Offers educational programs and resources that enable teachers and

students to explore the science, technology, and potential of low-

polluting, environmentally friendly, and secure energy options such

as renewably-produced electricity, clean transportation fuels,

alternative transportation systems, and healthy, efficient buildings.

Several free publications are available from the website or can be

ordered for the cost of shipping and handling. These include three

middle school lesson sets, Getting Around Without Gasoline,

Getting Around Clean & Green, and Travel Solutions to Global

Warming; a high school unit on alternative fuels, Cars of Tomorrow

and the American Community; and several elementary-level

resources, Choose Your Future Adventure Game, Trip Tally:

Discovering Environmental Solutions, and Totally Tree-Mendous

Activities.

NESEA also develops resources for other organizations. For

example, a middle school science unit on transportation and global

warming and lessons that use mini solar-electric panels for hands-on

inquiry of scientific principals. Both can be accessed from

www.nesea.org. In addition, NESEA runs educational programs for

teachers and students as follows:

1.   Northeast Regional Junior Solar Sprint that invites middle

school students to participate in a miniature solar car

competition run by area coordinators from the mid-Atlantic,

New England, and New York States;

2.  Tour de Sol: The Great American Green Transportation

Festival, the clean-vehicle championship that invites high

school students to build an electric or hybrid vehicle and

enter the event and also invites students of all ages to take a

field trip to the event and receive a guided tour of the

vehicles; and

3.  training workshops, conferences, and summer institutes for

teachers.  103

LOTS of lesson plans and stuff: http://www.nesea.org/k-12/curricularunits/

 

 

 

 

NORTHEAST UTILITIES

Community Relations-Educational Programs

P.O. Box 270

Hartford, CT 06141-0270

(800) 286-5000, ext. 4105

Fax: (860) 721-4331

Web: www.nu.com

An investor-owned electric utility serving Connecticut, western

Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Conducts electrical school safety programs in all fourth/fifth grade

classrooms in areas served by Northeast Utilities system companies.

Booklets and posters on electric safety are available to students and

organizations in areas served by Northeast Utilities. Approximately

35,000 students are reached each year.  Money Matter$ workshops

and conservation workshops are presented to customers in

Northeast Utilities service area to assist customers with bill payment

assistance and conservation efforts. Additional pamphlets on

hypothermia, heat stress, home safety, energy conservation and

weatherization are also available to customers and organizations in

areas served by Northeast Utilities System.

Operating Companies of the Northeast Utilities System:

The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P)

P.O. Box 270

Hartford, CT 06141-0270

Web: www.cl-p.com

Western Massachusetts Electric Company

WMECO Customer Service Center

P.O. Box 2010

West Springfield, MA 01090-2010

Web: www.wmeco.com

Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH)

P.O. Box 330

Manchester, NH 03105-0330

Web: www.psnh.com

Yankee Gas Service Company (Yankee Gas)

P.O. Box 2249

Hartford CT 06145

Web:  www. yankeegas.com    104

MISH-MASH OF STUFF -- IT TOOK ME TO WMECO: http://www.nu.com

http://www.wmeco.com/electricsafetyworld/index.html

 

 

 

 

NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE (NEI)

1776 I Street, N.W., Suite 400

Washington, DC 20006-3708

(202) 739-8000

Fax: (202) 785-4019

E-Mail:  publications@nei.org

Web:  www.nei.org

The nuclear energy industry˘Ć░╗s Washington-based policy

organization.

Provides a variety of publications on nuclear energy issues,

including the benefits of electricity generated by nuclear power,

public opinion data on nuclear energy, and statistical data on

nuclear energy. Complimentary packets of material on nuclear energy

are available for students and teachers. For more information,

contact the NEI Publications Office.  105

 

 

NUCLEAR INFORMATION AND RESOURCE SERVICE

(NIRS)

6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340

Takoma Park, MD 20912

(301) 270-6477

Fax: (301) 270-4291

E-Mail:  nirsnet@nirs.org

Web:  www.nirs.org

A nonprofit information and networking center for citizens and

environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power,

radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.

Furnishes fact sheets on nuclear waste, safety, general information,

and alternative energy. Single copies are available. The NIRS Energy

Audit Manual: How to Audit Campus & City Buildings is available

for postage and handling; includes chapters on lighting efficiency,

heating, and air conditioning designed to help students calculate

energy and cost savings for their school (high school and above).

Current information on the nuclear industry and events is available,

as well as a catalog of related articles.  106

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OFFSHORE ENERGY CENTER

200 North Dairy Ashford, Suite 6220

Houston, TX.  77079

(281) 679-8040

Fax: (281) 544-2441

E-Mail:  oeceducation@aol.com

Web:  www.oceanstaroec.com

The Offshore Energy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated

to expanding the awareness of the vast energy resources beneath

the world˘Ć░╗s oceans and to chronicling the unique heritage and

technological accomplishments of the industry that discovers,

produces, and delivers these resources in a safe and

environmentally responsible way. The Offshore Energy Center is

committed to providing education about the offshore energy

industry through education outreach programs, chronicling

offshore history, and operating the:

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum

Pier 19

Galveston, TX

(409) 766-STAR

Fax:  (409) 766-1242

E-Mail:  osmuseum@aol.com

The Ocean Star is a retired offshore jack up rig that has been

refurbished as a museum, enabling visitors to tour three floors of

more than 70 models, interactive displays, and imaginative

exhibits telling the amazing story of the offshore oil and gas

industry. While enjoying the comfort, ambiance and accessibility of

a quality museum, the Ocean Star offers the unique opportunity to

learn about the inner workings of an offshore rig through viewing

educational exhibits about the sciences and technology involved

in the offshore industry.  Group tour discounts are available.  For

Grades 3˘Ć░┐12 student field trips, a selection of educational

presentations aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

(TEKS) about various offshore topics are available. Through an

active weekend schedule, the museum offers a Guest Speakers˘Ć░╗

Series on the first Saturday of the month, followed by its Family

Day Program on the second Saturday of the month, Boy and Girl

Scout Badge Days on the third Saturday of the month, and an

Overnight Program on the 4th weekend of the month. The museum is

open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Through its education outreach program, the Offshore Energy

Center offers a wide array of energy education for teachers and

students in Grades K˘Ć░┐12. Teacher workshops are offered for Project

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E3: Expanding Energy Education, the Knowledge Box, and the

Playing with Petroleum Kit.  Aligned with National Education

Standards and designed for Grades K˘Ć░┐12, Project E3: Expanding

Energy Education is a multi-disciplined, hands-on discovery

curriculum of 24 activities based on energy-related themes. The

Knowledge Box, a classroom exhibit showcasing the many aspects

of the oil and gas industry through interactive lessons and hands-

on activities, is available free on loan for Grades 6˘Ć░┐12 teachers who

have completed the Project E3 training. The Playing with Petroleum

Kit, a classroom exhibit of age-appropriate materials and hands-on

activities about energy for Grades K˘Ć░┐5, is available free on loan to

teachers who have completed the Project E3 training. The Science of

Offshore Drilling: Earth˘Ć░╗s Energy, a student curriculum designed to

introduce students in Grades 5˘Ć░┐12 to the scope of science associated

with offshore energy is available for classroom use through the

Houston Chronicle˘Ć░╗s Chronicle in Education Program.   107

OHIO ENERGY PROJECT (OEP)

670 Enterprise Drive, Suite A

Lewis Center, OH 43035

(614) 785-1717

Fax: (614) 785-1731

E-Mail: oep@ohioenergy.org

Web: www.ohioenergy.org

A nonprofit energy education organization whose mission is to

promote an energy-educated society and to facilitate youth

leadership through effective partnerships with schools, businesses,

government, and communities. OEP provides the complete energy

education picture through hands-on, minds-on activities for

teachers and students.

With a philosophy of Kids Teaching Kids, OEP facilitates

workshops for elementary and middle school students led by high

school student teams. These workshops focus on current,

interdisciplinary, unbiased energy information and hands-on,

authentic activities. Other workshop opportunities include: teacher

professional development workshops including four-day Energy

Sources Tours of Ohio˘Ć░╗s energy sites; customized energy education

programs featuring the science of energy; and new activities

covering fuel cells and solar and nuclear energy.

An affiliate of the National Energy Education Development (NEED)

Project, OEP offers a free partnership for Ohio educators. This

partnership provides energy education materials, access to most

workshops, and periodic updates on OEP information.   108

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OHIO OIL & GAS ENERGY EDUCATION PROGRAM

(OOGEEP)

1718 Columbus Road, S.W.

P.O. Box 187

Granville, OH 43023-0535

(740) 587-0444

Fax: (740) 587-0446

E-Mail: rreda@ooga.org

Web:  www.oogeep.org

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a

nonprofit educational program funded by Ohio˘Ć░╗s oil and gas

producers and royalty owners through a voluntary assessment on

all crude oil and natural gas produced in Ohio.

OOGEEP offers the following materials: Educational posters˘Ć▒Ç

Productions of Oil and Gas, an Ohio Oil and Gas Activity Map and

Information, and a safety poster; educational packets, including

hands-on activities; puzzles; free teacher workshop materials;

Science Fair information; and videos. For information on these

materials, go to www.oogeep.org/EdMaterials/default.htm.  109

OKLAHOMA ENERGY RESOURCES BOARD

3555 N.W. 58th, Suite 430

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

(800) 664-1301

(405) 942-5323

Fax: (405) 942-3435

Web: www.oerb.com

An oil and natural gas industry-funded state agency dedicated to

energy education and restoring environmentally damaged, orphaned

and abandoned oil and natural gas production and exploration sites.

Provides to Oklahoma educators, free of charge, the following:

teachers˘Ć░╗ guides with classroom activities for Fossils to Fuel and

Petro Active, two science-based energy curriculum units for

elementary and middle schools. Core Energy high school curriculum

offers teachers˘Ć░╗ guides covering the disciplines of math, science,

social studies and language arts. Also sponsors one-day training in

the use of the curricula and reimburses school districts for

substitute pay during workshops. Offers, free of charge, a statewide

coordinated program entitled Petro Pros (Petroleum Professionals

in the Classroom). This interactive hands-on program is presented

by oil and natural gas industry volunteers who bring energy facts to

the classroom in 45-minute presentations.

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Also free of charge is an oil field safety video, What˘Ć░╗s the Risk?,

available in VHS and DVD format. Geared toward elementary and

middle school students, the video explains the dangers of playing

around oil field equipment. It features extreme stunts by BMX and

skateboard riders. What˘Ć░╗s the Risk? safety folders, which include

tips on well site safety, are available for classroom use.

The Energy Behind Finding Energy, a two-part video that explains

the various stages of petroleum production, is free to educators.

Produced in conjunction with Marathon Oil, the video includes

information on exploration, drilling, extraction and refining. Copies

are available in VHS and DVD format.   110

OMAHA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT

Consumer Relations Department

444 South 16th Street, 3E/EP1

Omaha, NE 68102-2247

(402) 636-3751

Fax: (402) 636-3922

E-Mail: sjefferson@oppd.com

Web: www.oppd.com

A public utility serving the electric needs of customers in eastern

Nebraska.

Provides educational services free of charge to schools in the

utility˘Ć░╗s service area. Services include classroom programs and

speakers, career planning information, films/videos, tours of power

plants and other facilities, and literature for students and teachers in

all grades. Also provides information on Omaha Public Power

District˘Ć░╗s Buddy Alert and Safetysaurus Programs. All materials are

available upon request.   111

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PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY (PG&E)

Customer Energy Management Department

245 Market Street, Room1017D, Mail Code N6G

P.O. Box 770000

San Francisco, CA 94177

(415) 972-5416

Fax: (415) 973-4961

E-Mail: PMW2@pge.com

Web:  www.pge.com

An investor-owned utility serving more than four million

residential customers.

Provides the Energenius Educational Series, several complete

curriculum programs focusing on energy efficiency and gas and

electric safety education for kindergarten through grade 8.

Curriculum materials are provided at no cost to schools within the

service territory. Energenius Educational Series comes complete

with teacher curriculum guide and student activities for each

student. The core of the series consists of multi-lesson classroom

programs designed to engage students in active, age-appropriate

learning and to relate to pace-setting curriculum standards such as

those of the California Content Standards. Games and activities can

be used inside or outside the classroom and involve both young

people and their families. Order materials by going to PG&E˘Ć░╗s

website and click on the icon for teachers.  112

PEPCO

701 Ninth Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20068

(202) 833-7500

Web:  www.pepco.com

Pepco is a regulated electric utility that provides transmission and

distribution services and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco

Holdings, Inc. Pepco delivers electricity at regulated rates to more

than 700,000 customers in Washington, DC, and major portions of

Prince George˘Ć░╗s and Montgomery counties in suburban Maryland.

Provides speakers for classroom presentations on the importance of

electricity, electricity as an energy resource, electric safety, how

electricity is delivered to homes, transmission and distribution lines,

and energy management to schools in Pepco˘Ć░╗s service area. Pepco˘Ć░╗s

website ˘Ć▒Ç www.pepco.com ˘Ć▒Ç provides a wealth of information and

customer services online. A popular feature is Megawatt U, a fun

site that teaches children about electricity and electrical safety.

There˘Ć░╗s even a section with safety tips for adults.   113

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POLYSTYRENE PACKAGING COUNCIL (PSPC)

1300 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 741-5649

Fax: (703) 741-5651

Web: www.polystyrene.org

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) is a business unit of

the American Plastics Council. PSPC represents the major resin

suppliers of polystyrene and the fabricator companies that use the

resin to manufacture polystyrene products. Working in concert

with its global partners, the PSPC˘Ć░╗s mission is to promote and

defend the polystyrene industry by providing a forum to address

issues of importance to the industry; to keep markets free by

eliminating or amending anti-PS legislation/regulation; and to serve

as the industry˘Ć░╗s voice to select audiences and the general public.

Offers general information brochures on polystyrene and solid

waste management, which are available online at

www.polystyrene.org.  114

PROPANE EDUCATION & RESEARCH COUNCIL

(PERC)

1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1075

Washington, DC  20036

(202) 452-8975

Fax: (202) 452-9054

Web: www.usepropane.com

The purpose of the Propane Education & Research Council is to

promote the safe, efficient use of propane as a preferred energy

source. With the passing of the Propane Education and Research

Act (PERA) in 1996 by Congress, the industry conducted a

referendum among propane producers and marketers, who

overwhelmingly approved the formation of the Council. Through

the Council, the propane industry is committed to improve

consumer and employee safety, to fund research and development

of new and more efficient propane equipment, and to expand

public awareness of propane and its many uses and environmental

advantages. The direction of the Council is guided by several

documents, including the Propane Education and Research Act,

the Council˘Ć░╗s Policies, Rules, and Procedures, By-laws, and

Strategic Plans. These documents and all Council documents are

located in the Resource Library, at www.propanecouncil.org. You

can also visit www.usepropane.com for information on the many

uses of propane.

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PERC develops a wide-range of materials for propane customers.

Samples of the materials PERC produces are available for teachers to

use. Teachers can learn more at www.propanecatalog.com.

Materials that may be of particular interest to educators are: Play it

Safe Around Propane coloring book (item #0090), Be safe by Being

Careful with your LP-Gas brochure (item #0008), Safety Tips for

Users of Small Propane Cylinders brochure (item #0007), How˘Ć░╗s

Your Nose brochure (item #003120), Safe Grilling Tips bill stuffer

(item #008501), Propane and Your Home: Understanding Propane

Prices and Tips to Lower Your Energy Costs brochure (item # 8005),

and 2005 Consumer brochure (item #008014).   115 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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