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America's Home Energy Challenge
The US Department of Energy sponsors a challenge encouraging teams of students, grades 3-8, from schools across the nation to learn about home energy use, resources, and efficiency. Cash prizes and other awards will be given in 2011-2012. Administered by the National Science Teachers Association.
Campus Conservation Nationals
Annual campus resource-conservation competition between dozens of college campuses in the US.
DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Find incentives in your state for renewable energy, compare with other states.
EERE Solar Instructor Training Network
The Solar Instructor Training Network was launched by the US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Regional resource and training providers offer resources to select educational institutions in their regions.
Energy Explained -- U.S. Energy Information Admin.
The site explains where gasoline comes from, what determines the price of electricity, how much renewable energy the United States uses, and hundreds of other energy topics. Good for having students use analysis of real data.
Field Trip Guide at
Our guide to energy-related field trips across the USA. You can search by distance from a location, with built-in Google Maps, or by feature.
Green Prize in Public Education
Introduced in 2011, The National Environmental Education Foundation, with major support from the NEA Foundation and in partnership with EarthEcho International, will recognize and celebrate an outstanding K-12 public school that has successfully taken on the challenge of becoming a green school through the Green Prize in Public Education.
NWCC - National Wind Coordinating Committee
US organization concerned with issues of wind siting, wildlife, business, and policy.
Our Renewable Nation
One family will travel across the country, documenting their journey in a bio-fuel-powered car, hoping to inspire students and enthusiasts around the country. The family hopes to communicate with classrooms that track the journey. The web site includes many videos about renewable energy.
SEED—Sustainability Education and Economic Development
The SEED Center is a leadership initiative, resources center, and online sharing environment for community colleges to ramp up programs for America's workforce and build the green economy. Resources for education in solar, wind, green building, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Supported by the American Association of Community Colleges, with hundreds of member colleges.
US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Created in 2010, an agency to support cutting edge research projects and development of new technologies for energy production and use. Funding programs in biomass energy, building efficiency, carbon capture, conventional energy, direct solar fuels, energy storage, renewable power, vehicle technologies, waste heat capture, and water (desalinization).
US Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Info
A web site for youth, explaining details of careers like electrical engineers, electricians, builders, linking them to common pre-college subjects like math and social studies.
US Dept. of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition
Undergraduate students plan, design, build, test, and present a wind turbine using market data. In 2014, ten colleges from the U.S. were selected to participate in the competition.
US DOE Office of Fossil Energy
Oversees fossil energy research and information.
US House Comm. on Energy and Commerce
US Navy Greenfleet Kids Corner
Activities on energy and environment for kindergarten through 5th grade.