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Illinois Solar Education Association - ISEA last modified : 2024-05-05 18:51:09

A membership organization with information about jobs, installations, policies and events about solar power in Illinois.

https://illinoissolar.org/

Museum of Discovery and Science last modified : 2024-04-25 07:55:23

Part of our Field Trip Guide. Educational exhibit about solar power outside.

https://mods.org/field-trips/

Global Solar Power Tracker by Global Energy Monitor last modified : 2024-04-25 07:42:30

An interactive map of large solar power plants across the world. Users can select by status—operating, planned, shelved, etc.—or by type—photovoltaic or thermal.

https://globalenergymonitor.org/projects/global-solar-power-tracker/tracker-map/

Visit the power plants of Energie AG, Austria last modified : 2024-04-23 05:47:18

A map and information about visiting hydropower and solar power plants run by Energie AG.

https://www.energieag.at/ueber-uns/kraftwerke/kraftwerksbesichtigung

KidWind video archive on Vimeo last modified : 2024-04-22 03:55:16

Curriculum notes in video form for teachers and learners who make table-top wind turbines and related energy products.

https://vimeo.com/kidwind

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site last modified : 2024-04-11 13:57:39

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm

Haus der Natur - Museum Für Natur & Technik - Salzburg last modified : 2024-03-25 07:31:47

Exhibits and programs with aquariums, dinosaurs, astronomy, human body, experiments, biodiversity database, climate, evolution, Animals, Earth history, gemology, ecology.

https://www.hausdernatur.at/en/

Brunswick Energy and Education Center last modified : 2024-03-21 08:14:50

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.duke-energy.com/energy-education/energy-centers-and-programs/brunswick-ed-center

Welios (Science Center), Wels, Austria last modified : 2024-03-20 14:10:15

Science learning center with programs for the public, school groups, and educators.

https://www.welios.at/

Boston Harbor Islands - National and State Park - Group Visit Information last modified : 2024-03-19 11:52:22

School groups and other groups that wish to authorize a visit to Boston Harbor Islands, including the National Parks Service area, should register here.

https://www.bostonharborislands.org/groups/

Stokes Nature Center last modified : 2024-03-17 19:05:36

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://logannature.org/school

Lassen Volcanic National Park last modified : 2024-03-14 17:23:12

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.nps.gov/lavo/learn/education/rangerguided.htm

Engineering is Elementary — Workshops last modified : 2024-03-11 12:04:28

Events for educators on using Engineering is Elementary from the Museum of Science, in Boston. EiE has an email list for educators and homeschoolers.
EiE covers engineering and computer science for primary-school learners.

https://www.eie.org/webinars-workshops

Master of Science in Energy Systems, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts last modified : 2024-02-29 10:55:52

The Master’s in Energy Systems is a multidisciplinary graduate program for the engineer or technical business major who is pursuing an industrial or public planning based career.

https://mie.northeastern.edu/academics/graduate-studies/ms-enes/

Iowa State U Mesonet - Wind Roses last modified : 2024-02-28 09:09:57

Wind roses for thousands of locations around the world. Yearly and monthly wind roses appear as default, but you can make custom roses for any time period, and constrain the data to a subset of each day, like 8AM-11AM. Contact EnergyTeachers.org for more data-processing and teaching ideas.

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/windrose.phtml

NYSERDA Clean Energy Fund last modified : 2024-02-23 12:40:04

New York State's 10-year, $5.3 billion Clean Energy Fund, which is authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission, administered by NYSERDA.

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/About/Funding/Clean-Energy-Fund

Lokschuppen Rosenheim last modified : 2024-02-23 07:22:39

Part of our Field Trip Guide. Museum of history, archaeology, natural history, and culture, with a focus on fun interaction.

https://www.lokschuppen.de/en/visit/guided-tours/school-classes

Technorama Swiss Science Center last modified : 2024-02-22 14:14:23

Hands-on science exhibitions, labs, training, field trips.

https://www.technorama.ch/

Center for Science Teaching & Learning last modified : 2024-02-22 11:18:28

Part of our Field Trip Guide.
Offers professional development.
Runs Clean Tech Challenge.
Animal outreach programs.
Winter camp.

https://cstl.org/schools-groups/field-trips/

Change a Light, Change the World with EnergyStar last modified : 2024-02-22 09:29:33

A program on energy efficient lighting from US EPA and US DOE from the 2000s. This PDF documents the effort.

https://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/promotions/change_light/downloads/General_Lighting_Handout.pdf

Engineering is Elementary – Museum of Science last modified : 2024-02-21 14:20:28

Curriculum about engineering for preK-8 grade, including stories about young engineers.

https://www.eie.org/stem-curricula/engineering-grades-prek-8

Cleanfuels Alliance America, formerly National Biodiesel Board last modified : 2024-02-21 14:00:31

https://cleanfuels.org

New England Aquarium, Educational Resources last modified : 2024-02-21 13:50:45

New England Aquarium offers workshops to teachers, and many printed and online resources.

https://www.neaq.org/engage/educational-resources/

Technology Student Association Junior Solar Sprint and Senior Solar Sprint last modified : 2024-02-21 12:43:35

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) – funded by an Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) grant – and Senior Solar Sprint (SSS) are managed by the Technology Student Association (TSA). The competitions offer resources that empower teachers, mentors, and other community members to engage middle and high school students in designing, building, and racing model solar cars. Students develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on STEM skills as they construct the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. An online resource center is available to educators. JSS and SSS are official TSA competitions.

https://tsaweb.org/competitions-programs/programs/solar-sprint

Tour de Sol Archive of printed materials last modified : 2024-02-21 08:54:51

University of Massachusetts Amherst keeps an archive on the event Tour de Sol, which was organized in the 1990s and 2000s by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association NESEA.
The American Tour de Sol collection includes annual Rule Books, magazines with full list of participants, reports, copies of 200-300 news clippings per year, videos of TV news coverage, and extensive collection of photographs.

http://scua.library.umass.edu/tour-de-sol/

Free subscription to EnergyTeachers.org last modified : 2024-02-21 07:15:25

Interest lists for EnergyTeachers.org, this organization started in 2004 for educators interested in energy production and use, electronics, and STEAM. No fees, no obligation. Anyone can contribute content.

https://energyteachers.org/join.php

Wade Institute last modified : 2024-02-20 11:04:01

Wade Institute has been offering workshops for educators in and around Massachusetts for many years.

https://www.wadeinstitutema.org

Living Energy Farm last modified : 2024-02-16 17:54:37

Living Energy Farm is an intentional community. LEF develops tools to live comfortably without fossil fuel or grid electricity.

https://livingenergyfarm.org

Saint Louis Science Center last modified : 2024-02-14 08:53:45

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.slsc.org/visit/groups-field-trips/

Green Building Rhode Island: Sustainability Instructor Credential last modified : 2024-01-17 05:58:24

For $100/year (2024 rate) K-12 teachers can receive access to a network of teachers using and creating sustainability school curriculum, with training.

https://www.gbrionline.org/become-a-sustainability-instructor/#teacher

Twisted Sunset Sisters Fiber Mill last modified : 2024-01-10 09:08:41

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.twistedsunsetsisters.com/tours-visits/

Red Lion Renewables last modified : 2024-01-10 08:36:03

Renewable energy and financing company, adopting power purchase agreements with municipalities, where Red Lion installs solar power on roofs and reduces clients' electricity payments. Red Lion has been working with schools to reduce bills and power the schools with solar PV.

https://www.redlionrenewables.com

National Wind Energy Art Contest last modified : 2024-01-09 09:29:37

KidWind with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office calls upon students in kindergarten through 8th grade from around the nation to create artwork about the theme Beautiful Wind Energy. Started in 2024.

https://www.kidwind.org/events/art-contest/

Energy! How can we ensure sustainable energy for all? Smithsonian Science Education Center last modified : 2023-12-13 09:26:18

Grades 6-12 guide for studying the question, How can we ensure sustainable energy for all? in three modes: Discovery, understanding, and action. Students generate customized solutions for the challenges in their community and contribute to a more sustainable planet.
Seven parts:
Sustainable energy future vs. now.
Comparing energy sources.
Sustainable cooking now and future.
Energy use in our community, making it sustainable.
Using energy for transportation.
Energy to use and to make things.
Deciding on action.

https://ssec.si.edu/energy-guide

National Park Trust Grants Programs last modified : 2023-12-01 10:54:30

In the United States, the National Park Trust offers schools and nonprofits grants for getting kids outside and in parks and natural lands.

https://parktrust.org/overview/funding-opportunities/

UndauntedK12 last modified : 2023-11-29 05:32:15

UndauntedK12 supports schools who are greening their infrastructure with clean energy, low-carbon energy, and efficiency. They are based in Massachusetts and California. They consult schools about government incentives, and publish an action toolkit.

https://www.undauntedk12.org/about

GENERATE -- The game of energy choices last modified : 2023-11-07 07:03:33

Generate is an interactive game that allows students to explore energy choices and teaches the considerations and costs in deciding what type of energy generation to build. Hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States government.

https://www.epa.gov/climate-research/generate-game-energy-choices

Energy-Terminal last modified : 2023-09-30 18:42:52

Information network for entering the energy industry.

https://www.energy-terminal.com/

Palomar Observatory last modified : 2023-06-15 12:27:39

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

http://sites.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/community/edPartners.html

The Innovation Trail last modified : 2023-06-05 10:50:13

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.theinnovationtrail.org/

3Dux|Design last modified : 2023-04-25 14:35:19

3Dux|Design provides kits for connecting cardboard for architecture and design and play, with design challenges and lesson plans.

https://www.3duxdesign.com

TERC Climate and Equity Summer Institute for Learning and Teaching last modified : 2023-04-08 14:35:21

Annual week-long workshop for educators.
Teachers will discuss equitable pedagogy, hear presentations about the global — and psychological — impacts of climate change, explore climate change impacts firsthand through guided field trips, and have free time to pursue additional topics.

https://www.terc.edu/climateandequity/

TERC last modified : 2023-04-08 14:31:14

TERC is a non-profit made up of teams of math and science education and research experts. TERC offers professional development, educational research, curriculum, and publication.
Office is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

https://www.terc.edu

The Climate Initiative last modified : 2023-04-03 18:14:05

The Climate Initiative organizes multiple educational opportunities:
A Learning Lab program for high school students combines learning and action, with teacher resources.
Educator Retreats support high school classroom teachers in incorporating climate education in their curriculum.

https://www.theclimateinitiative.org/

Coalfield Solar Fund last modified : 2023-03-31 09:53:26

Coalfield Solar Fund offers grants of up to $150,000 in 2023 for schools in Virginia and West Virginia to develop photovoltaic power.

https://coalfieldsolarfund.org

Mouser last modified : 2023-03-24 18:09:26

Mouser is a supplier of electronic components from around the world. It was started by a physics teacher, and has grown to become one of the heavies.

https://www.mouser.com

Free Science Workshop last modified : 2023-03-24 09:42:49

Free Science Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Ithaca, NY that provides a supportive, community-based space for low-income and under-represented youth to explore their world, and expand their capabilities, through science and creativity.
The Free Science Workshop is a free-choice environment youth can walk in and direct their own education. They can pursue what interests them the most from a wide range of opportunities including electronic tinkering, woodshop and construction. caring for plants and animals, and designing their own projects.
Physics Bus is a program for taking engaging science and engineering to schools and public events.

https://freescienceworkshop.org

Little Shop of Physics, Colorado State University last modified : 2023-03-24 09:35:34

Little Shop of Physics is a program of the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University. They run outreach programs from the college to schools and the public, including a huge annual extravaganza usually around Earth Day.
Through these programs, they provide a way for college students to volunteer and learn about education.

https://www.lsop.colostate.edu/

[Archived] El Paso Solar Energy Association (EPSEA) Solar Cookoff last modified : 2023-03-17 05:05:05

El Paso (Texas) Solar Energy Association held a solar cookoff in 1997 with educational activities. This archived page includes interesting photos of cookers and a human sundial.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170826032458/http://www.epsea.org/cookoff.html#

TIL Climate guides for educators last modified : 2023-03-11 17:20:54

Teaching guides related to a podcast on climate change, created at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

https://climate.mit.edu/tilclimate-guides-educators

Hydroma, formerly Petroma last modified : 2023-02-28 11:07:36

An international venture to develop and use sources of natural hydrogen, that is hydrogen not derived from fossil fuels or other methods. Started in Mali when almost pure hydrogen was discovered in wells.

https://hydroma.ca

Central Energy Resources Science Center, USGS last modified : 2023-02-28 06:46:02

Central Energy Resources Science Center of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) hosts research on energy resources. As of 2022, that includes some interesting research on the availability of pure hydrogen from Earth's crust.

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/central-energy-resources-science-center

Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, Visitor Center last modified : 2023-02-27 10:43:19

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.gdscc.nasa.gov

Global Development Solutions -- Solar Education Project last modified : 2023-02-04 06:05:52

A collection of many resources for learning about solar cooking. Educators at GDS have much experience in solar cooking around the world, and they have assembled lesson plans and tips.

https://gdsnonprofit.org/solar-education-project

Let's Talk Energy – Parlons Énergie last modified : 2022-12-12 12:09:32

Let's Talk Energy is a national program that aims to enhance energy awareness and literacy among Canadians to contribute to a sustainable energy future. LTE offers educators resources like lesson plans, posters, virtual field trips.

https://energy.techno-science.ca/en/index.php

Virtual field trips to Canada Science and Technology Museum last modified : 2022-12-12 11:49:31

A thorough program on energy for students to attend virtually.

https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech/education/virtual-field-trips/exploring-canadas-energy-future

Appalachian State University Sustainable Energy Society (ASUSES) "Solar Club" last modified : 2022-11-28 17:25:05

Student-led sustainability organization at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, tying research, advocacy, education, and publishing.

https://asuses.appstate.edu

Dominion Energy - tours and information last modified : 2022-11-08 17:09:33

Dominion Energy operates many power plants in the southern United States. This page lists contacts for planning tours of many of their plants.

https://www.dominionenergy.com/our-company/customers-and-community/educational-programs/talks-and-tours

cli-MATE last modified : 2022-10-18 11:54:44

The Midwestern Regional Climate Center hosts climate data and tools to visualize the data.

https://mrcc.purdue.edu/CLIMATE/

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Wind Turbine Project - Installation presentation last modified : 2022-08-22 14:29:54

Slide presentation of installation of the 2006 installation of a Vestas V47 wind turbine at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. PDF hosted by Northeast Diesel. Also describes concurrent sustainable energy projects on campus.

https://www.northeastdiesel.org/pdf/MMA-Wind-Jul08.pdf

Energy Swaraj last modified : 2022-08-03 04:55:33

This organization travels around India, to villages and institutions, raising awareness of the problems of climate change and how solar photovoltaic panels can be a solution.
They travel in a bus covered with PV.

https://energyswaraj.org/

Reaction Bike-Power last modified : 2022-07-30 09:48:33

A U.K. organization that helps build and demonstrate bike -generators to help citizens understand electrical power.

https://bike-power.co.uk/

Wind for Schools Portal last modified : 2022-07-30 04:55:49

The Wind for Schools project, coordinated by REpowering Schools, collects and displays data from power-generating wind turbines installed at schools across USA. You can view a map of projects, download generation-data to analyze.
Teachers can access lesson plans, developed with KidWind and National Energy Education Development.

https://openei.org/wiki/Wind_for_Schools_Portal

REpowering Schools last modified : 2022-07-30 04:47:29

An organization connecting schools and the renewable power industry to help develop skills for the future U.S. workforce.
REpowering Schools took custody of the Wind for Schools project started by the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, coordinating the installation of wind turbines at school for educational purposes.

https://www.repoweringschools.org

Nant de Drance last modified : 2022-07-22 12:00:48

Swiss pumped storage hydroelectric system, between Lac Vieux Emosson and Lac Emosson. Head of 425m, power 900 MW, capacity 20 GWh. Water can be pumped up during times of surplus generation nearby, then let down through turbines during times of high demand.
The website includes many diagrams of the system with photos of the components in place.

https://www.nant-de-drance.ch

Teach Climate Science, by Paleontological Research Institute last modified : 2022-06-21 17:38:05

Workshops and resources for teachers teaching climate science.

https://www.priweb.org/science-education-programs-and-resources/teach-climate-science

Palo Verde Generating Station, Virtual Field Trip last modified : 2024-05-18 09:10:46

Part of our Field Trip Guide.
Created by the American Nuclear Society's Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information. Includes an educator's guide.

https://www.ans.org/nuclear/navigatingnuclear/virtualfieldtrips/

The Imaginarium last modified : 2024-05-09 12:57:00

Part of our Field Trip Guide. The Imaginarium at I-Square in Rochester (Irondequoit area), New York showcases many clean-energy features, including wind and solar electricity, solar hot water, bicycle generators, and a ground source heat pump. Organized and customized tours are available, and the public is welcome from Tuesday to Saturday 9AM to 4PM.

https://imaginarium.i-square.us

Smithsonian Science Education Center last modified : 2023-12-13 08:39:24

The Smithsonian Science Education Center holds in-depth professional development for K-12 educators, often a summer week focused on energy production and use.
SSEC offers curriculum and outreach.

https://ssec.si.edu/

Clean Tech Competition [ARCHIVE] last modified : 2024-02-22 11:06:35

[Archived page. Contact CSTL.org (Center for Science Teaching and Learning) for more current information on the competition.)
The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. Each year, the Clean Tech Competition addresses an issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges.
Since 2012.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180315212107/https://www.cleantechcompetition.org/

Point Beach Energy Center last modified : 2024-04-03 05:58:51

PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
This energy education center was part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.nexteraenergyresources.com/what-we-do/nuclear/point-beach.html

[CLOSED] The Cook Energy Center, Bridgman, Michigan last modified : 2024-03-30 08:02:35

Nuclear energy education center at Cook Energy Center.
Visitors center permanently closed

http://www.cookinfo.com

Georgia Pacific plant tours last modified : 2024-04-09 12:48:01

Part of our Field Trip Guide. Georgia Pacific offers virtual field trips and sometimes real field trips.

https://learningpower.org/schedule-visit/

Montague Super Green Power House last modified : 2023-04-04 08:15:26

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140109065531/http://eastern-syndicate.com/powerhouse/

Possum Point Power Station last modified : 2022-11-08 17:07:23

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.dominionenergy.com/projects-and-facilities/power-stations

Future City last modified : 2024-02-13 07:25:27

Over 30,000 middle-school age students participate in Future City every year, in dozens of regional events. With a mentor from the field of engineering, participants study the dynamics of growth and resources, then engineer, design, and build a future city. Teachers organize and guide teams through the projects.

https://futurecity.org/

World of Energy - Duke Energy - Oconee Nuclear Station last modified : 2024-03-21 06:12:28

Group tours available at Oconee Nuclear Station.

https://www.duke-energy.com/energy-education/energy-centers-and-programs/world-of-energy-at-oconee-nuclear/visit-us

Covanta Hempstead—Waste to energy power plant last modified : 2024-03-06 08:04:38

Part of our Field Trip Guide.
Contact the facility to inquire about scheduling a tour. The operating permit requires the facility to provide emissions data to the public, so you can see the data on Covanta's web page for this WTE plant.

https://www.covanta.com/where-we-are/our-facilities/hempstead

US Dept. of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition last modified : 2023-04-25 18:04:52

Undergraduate students plan, design, build, test, and present a wind turbine using market data. As of 2023, there are three contests involved: Prototyping and testing, project development, and community engagement.
The KidWind competition often occurs at the same time/place.

https://www.energy.gov/eere/collegiatewindcompetition/collegiate-wind-competition

SAGE: Greenfield Community College Sustainability Science last modified : 2023-04-04 08:03:28

You can choose from a wide array of courses in the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency program.

https://www.gcc.mass.edu/science/sage/

US Green Building Council headquarters last modified : 2024-04-06 18:17:07

Part of our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.usgbc.org/

Howard County New Cut Road Landfill/Worthington Elementary School Solar Energy Project last modified : 2024-04-17 07:47:54

A solar PV project that supplies the electricity needs of neighboring Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City, MD.

https://www.nmwda.org/howard-county-solar/

Kettle Falls--Biomass electric generation station last modified : 2024-03-30 08:07:39

A 53MW electric plant powered by steam from burning biomass (wood industry waste), in Kettle Falls, WA. Several school-groups of all ages have visited the plant in the past several years.

https://www.myavista.com/about-us/about-our-energy-mix

The Habitable Planet: Energy Lab last modified : 2024-02-21 13:55:54

Visitors try to manage primary energy sources to keep carbon dioxide emissions from skyrocketing in this simulation of the 21st century. As each decade goes by, users must choose how different sources grow or decline. Demand, carbon capture technologies, and efficiency are variable.

https://www.learner.org/series/the-habitable-planet-a-systems-approach-to-environmental-science/energy-lab/

https://senecameadows.com/education-center/ last modified : 2024-05-07 09:21:55

Came from ftg

Seneca Meadows education page

EARTHSHOT - Living sustainably on Earth - Museum of Science last modified : 2024-03-22 10:29:23

Exhibits, programs, and online experiences to study sustainable living and climate change.

https://www.mos.org/earthshot

HOBBES Hands on boat-based education last modified : 2024-02-21 07:18:09

HOBBES sailors use boat-based education to teach students about the environment.
Part of our Field Trip Guide.

http://www.hobbesinc.org

The Outdoor Classroom - Chewonki Foundation last modified : 2024-03-21 10:30:07

Overnight and wilderness trips offering environmental education, for students and teachers. Past programming has included renewable energy sail-trips, hiking, camping, ropes course, canoeing, etc.

https://outdoorclassroom.chewonki.org

Blue Hill Observatory — Educational Programs last modified : 2024-03-07 18:31:28

Programs for learning about meteorology, environmental science, kite-making, wind, hiking, balloon-launching, math, etc.

https://bluehill.org/educational-programs/

Plan a field trip - Museum of Science - Boston/Cambridge Massachusetts last modified : 2024-03-22 10:23:13

Field trips to Museum of Science, Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

https://www.mos.org/teaching-stem/field-trips

Hull Wind information on Hull Town website last modified : 2024-02-21 14:04:59

Part of our Field Trip Guide

https://www.town.hull.ma.us/hull-municipal-light-plant/pages/hull-wind-turbine-information

Boston Harbor Islands - US National Park Service - Educational resources last modified : 2024-03-19 11:02:03

Came from ftg

https://www.nps.gov/boha/learn/education/index.htm

Boston Harbor Islands - US National Park Service last modified : 2024-03-19 10:49:32

Part of our Field Trip Guide.
Educational tours to learn about environment, energy use, etc.

https://www.nps.gov/boha/index.htm

Northfield Mountain Pumped Hydro Storage Station last modified : 2024-04-04 11:49:30

Came from ftg

https://firstlight.energy/energy/northfield-mountain-generating-station/

Saugus Iron Works last modified : 2024-02-23 07:29:32

Saugus Iron Works is a National Park in Saugus Massachusetts. This factory was a major energy consumer in the pre-industrial age.
Featured in our Field Trip Guide.

https://www.nps.gov/sair/index.htm

Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning last modified : 2024-02-21 13:04:15

Came from ftg

https://cm-center.org

Blue Hill Observatory last modified : 2024-03-07 18:29:17

Meteorological site for Boston, historical and current.
Hiking; skiing if snow.
Also see nature center at bottom of hill.
Gift shop open seasonally, with kites and books.
Workshops for teachers and youth.

https://bluehill.org

Design Challenges - Museum of Science last modified : 2024-03-22 10:25:04

Came from ftg

https://www.mos.org/visit/drop-in-activities/design-challenges

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center last modified : 2024-02-21 12:36:12

Using the Massachusetts Green Jobs Act of 2008 to spur workforce development in clean energy. Working on developing clean energy companies, training a clean energy workforce, and furthering energy efficiency.

https://www.masscec.com

X-Prize Cars [Archived web site] last modified : 2023-03-25 18:13:11

Link to blog archived on Wayback Machine:
Blog following teams competing for the Progressive Automotive X-Prize, a competition to create a production-ready passenger vehicle that gets over 100 miles per gallon.

https://web.archive.org/web/20090426001957/http://xprizecars.com:80/

New York State Clean Green Campuses last modified : 2023-02-08 12:24:25

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) began this program to help campuses with resources for renewable energy and climate change goals.

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Clean-Green-Campuses/About

KidWind Challenge last modified : 2024-01-29 10:01:57

Annual event where students in middle school and high school design table-top wind turbines and bring them to compete with others from a geographical area. Like Junior Solar Sprint.

https://www.kidwind.org/challenge/

Clean Air Task Force last modified : 2023-11-12 11:20:38

An organization advocating cleaner emissions from cars, power plants, and other polluters. Boston, MA

https://www.catf.us/

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory last modified : 2024-02-21 07:29:12

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D), and it is an laboratory of the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. From 1977 to 1991 it was known as the Solar Energy Research Institute.

https://www.nrel.gov

Maine Indoor Air Quality Council last modified : 2023-11-12 11:20:08

Hosts annual conference, in partnership with efficiencyMaine and the American Lung Association.

https://maineindoorair.org

Toyota Prius and More page by John last modified : 2023-04-03 18:17:01

John publishes all of his gas-consumption data from his many hybrid cars owned since September 2000. He also has links to all sorts of information and visuals about the Prius.

http://john1701a.com/

MA Envirothon last modified : 2024-02-22 09:42:39

Teams of students address annual challenges, learn about careers in environmental concerns.

https://www.maenvirothon.org

New England Association of Chemistry Teachers last modified : 2024-02-21 13:40:57

Workshops, chat, conferences for teachers of chemistry.

https://neact.org

New England Section American Association of Physics Teachers last modified : 2023-04-08 14:26:33

The New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers meets twice a year, showcasing interesting programs and giving teachers a chance to mingle with the physicists of the American Physical Society, and New York and New Jersey sections.

https://aapt-nes.wildapricot.org

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association last modified : 2024-02-21 13:23:44

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, NESEA, organizes Building Energy, an annual conference for sustainable-building professionals and consumers; Sustainable Green (Yellow) Pages; a magazine; and supportive programs promoting sustainable energy and building.

https://nesea.org/

BASEA - Boston Area Solar Energy Association last modified : 2024-02-21 12:58:02

The Boston Area Solar Energy Association gathers practitioners and other citizens interested in clean energy free of fossil fuels. We are into solar cooking, wind power, solar hot water, state policies, architecture, and many related issues.

https://basea.org/

Inspeed-Inexpensive anemometers and vanes last modified : 2024-02-13 12:46:57

Inspeed's Vortex wind speed anemometer uses a bicycle-computer, or you can connect one of their sensors to your own controllers/systems. You can purchase an anemometer together with software for logging the data.
Recommended by Michael at KidWind.

https://inspeed.com/

KidWind Store last modified : 2024-02-13 12:53:39

Buy kits and components for building model wind turbines. KidWind can help you think of ways to get much of the materials donated from local hardware stores.

https://www.kidwind.org/gear

National Grid's World of Energy last modified : 2024-03-02 14:48:08

A site for students.
Includes a school energy inspection checklist.
Beware: Greenhouse gas activity can cause misconceptions. Much less propaganda than fuel industries.

https://ngridenergyworld.com

Science Fair Projects in Solar Energy last modified : 2023-12-13 08:54:37

Science project ideas for studying solar power.

http://www.makeitsolar.com/index.htm

Chewonki Foundation last modified : 2024-03-21 10:25:40

Click on the Environmental Education link to see the efforts of this multifaceted organization. Chewonki hosts workshops for educators, such as KidWind, and for consumers.

https://chewonki.org

Hull Wind [WEB ARCHIVE] last modified : 2024-02-21 14:03:04

Show your students one of New England's great firsts: a municipally owned wind power plant near Boston Harbor. A Vestas 660 kW turbine sits next to the High School, a 1.5 MW turbine on the landfill. The organizers have a sincere interest in education.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120217115958/http://www.hullwind.org/

Center for Environmental Technology - CET last modified : 2024-02-23 12:31:44

Western MA. CET studies renewable energy and other environmental issues. They offer a curriculum on mercury, the element. Mercury is the one big problem with fluorescent lamps.
CET's Green Teams distribute recycling and composting resources to schools.
They also helped with Junior Solar Sprint in Western MA.

https://www.cetonline.org

Wisconsin K-12 Energy Ed (KEEP) last modified : 2024-02-21 07:40:36

Wisconson teachers have one of the best statewide networks for increasing the quality and quantity of energy education K-12. Courses in Electrathon...

https://www.uwsp.edu/wcee/wcee/keep/

Alliance To Save Energy last modified : 2024-02-22 09:47:12

A lobby group for energy efficient technologies. Organized green schools resources.

https://www.ase.org

National Energy Education Development Project last modified : 2023-03-31 09:55:49

NEED has been working across the US for over 20 years, helping educators with energy-related curriculum through workshops, materials, and conferences.

https://www.need.org/

Junior Solar Sprint last modified : 2022-12-01 09:05:04

The US Army Educational Outreach Program sponsors Junior Solar Sprint, a program where middle school students build shoebox sized solar powered race cars.

https://www.usaeop.com/program/jss/

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Education Programs last modified : 2023-03-21 18:19:21

United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sponsors many educational programs, some nationwide, some from labs including their headquarters in Golden, Colorado.

https://www.nrel.gov/about/energy-education.html

McAuliffe Challenger Center last modified : 2024-02-21 13:04:36

This center offers opportunities both for kids and for professional development in science.

https://cm-center.org

NREL Photo Database last modified : 2024-01-29 10:07:19

This database lists photos available for non-commercial use from the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

https://images.nrel.gov/

KidWind Project, The last modified : 2024-02-13 12:52:16

The KidWind Project trains middle school teachers to generate meaningful curriculum around designing and building effective, tabletop, electric wind turbines. KidWind offers workshops, kits, information, and ideas for teaching about wind energy. Its curriculum is excellent for teaching engineering design. KidWind can help you think of ways to get much of the materials donated from local hardware stores.

https://kidwind.org/

Solar Decathlon last modified : 2024-02-21 11:59:53

The Solar Decathlon brings college and university teams from around the globe to DC to compete to design and build houses that demonstrate the advantages of a solar lifestyle. Site includes list of teaching resources.

https://www.solardecathlon.gov

NYSERDA P-12 Initiative [Formerly School Power...Naturally] last modified : 2024-02-23 12:44:09

The P-12 Schools Initiative encourages New York’s schools that serve students between prekindergarten and grade 12 to reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions – the leading contributor to climate change. Working with NYSERDA, P-12 schools can reduce their emissions and energy use to create healthier learning environments and model sustainability for the next generation.

School Power Naturally was a set of curriculum to accompany the installation of PV power on 50 schools in New York State. Resources include wind and solar lessons.

Editor's note: The URL for this resource changes as the title of the program changes decade to decade.

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/P-12-Initiative

Oakland U Sustainability last modified : 2024-02-22 09:38:14

Over the years Oakland University has demonstrated several renewable energy projects, from Solar Shingles in 2006 to building-wide efforts these days.

https://oakland.edu/facilities/sustainability/

ASES - The American Solar Energy Society last modified : 2022-11-28 17:19:22

The American Solar Energy Society organizes the national solar energy conference and the National Solar Tour, both annual.
There are several student chapters at colleges across USA.

http://www.ases.org/

[ARCHIVE] A Dynamometer for Model Solar Cars last modified : 2024-03-23 17:18:28

An experimenter runs a microcontroller on a solar-powered model-size car to record rotation of axle.
Site archived from 2006 as we first discovered it. Wayback Machine may not include images, sorry!

https://web.archive.org/web/20061015162819/http://ca.geocities.com/thibaultd2001@rogers.com/model_solar_car/dynamometer.htm

US House Comm. on Energy and Commerce last modified : 2024-02-29 11:42:45

The standing committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives of the United States of America. Note that each of the two major parties has their own set of pages, that of the majority being the default.

https://energycommerce.house.gov

US Senate Committee--Energy and Natural Resources last modified : 2024-02-29 11:37:17

The standing committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate of the United States of America.

https://www.energy.senate.gov

The Post Carbon Institute last modified : 2022-07-25 09:13:38

Publications and recordings on resiliency in a future without fossil fuels.
This organization hosted EnergyBulletin.net, now offline. Check Archive.org for past publications.
Nonprofit organization incorporated in Oregon, USA.

http://postcarbon.org/

American Nuclear Society, Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information — In the Classroom last modified : 2024-03-20 06:55:14

Resources for educators from the American Nuclear Society, including workshops, a newsletter, activities, etc.

https://www.ans.org/nuclear/classroom/

Tsongas Industrial History Center last modified : 2024-02-21 12:47:08

This center, which teaches the history of Lowell, a center of the textile industry of the 19th century, covers the high-tech use of hydropower that got the industry to put to use the millions of bales coming from the cotton gin, also the thousands of immigrants involved.

https://www.uml.edu/tsongas/

H2Help.org [ARCHIVED] - Hydrogen Energy Learning Program last modified : 2024-02-21 07:34:42

[ARCHIVED]
H2Help was an organization dedicated to helping educators teach about fuel cells for hydrogen.

https://web.archive.org/web/20071021023105/http://h2help.org/

EmPowered Schools, formerly Green Schools Project--Alliance to Save Energy last modified : 2024-02-22 09:56:04

In the 2000s, the Green Schools Program of the Alliance to Save Energy engaged students in creating energy-saving activities in their schools, using hands-on, real-world projects.
Now (2024) ASE runs EmPowered Schools, with resources to engage students in making their schools more energy efficient.
The EmPowered Schools Program provides teachers, administrators, and facilities staff with a wealth of information and resources to implement the program at your school. A typical EmPowered team consists of one team leader (typically a teacher) and students in a class, club, or other group. The program is designed to require minimal prep time for teachers and focuses on hands-on activities, video lessons, and a visually rich web platform.
The organizers seek to make the EmPowered program simple and effective for teachers to implement. Each EmPowered team has a local project leader who will work with you and ensure that your team is making progress toward program completion. Some teachers make EmPowered a part of their curriculum, choosing a class period that will function as the EmPowered Team. Similarly, many schools create a student club to implement the program, utilizing lunch periods or time after school to hold meetings and pursue projects.

https://www.empoweredschools.org/

Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership MAEEP last modified : 2024-02-13 17:11:26

A partnership between industry, utilities, government, and researchers. MAEEP provides educational opportunities on energy efficiency and decarbonization at no cost to contractors serving Massachusetts businesses, facility owners and managers, and other stakeholders, in support of reducing greenhouse gas emissions on our mission towards carbon neutrality.

https://www.maeep.org

Depleted Uranium in Iraq last modified : 2024-02-20 10:12:45

An opinion article with references on the appearance of depleted uranium, a toxic substance, heavy metal, and waste product of nuclear reactors, in Iraq.

http://www.fpx.de/fp/WebLog/2003/iraq-du.html

Midwest Cogeneration Association last modified : 2024-04-08 08:06:39

A membership-organization to study and promote combined heat and power, cogeneration.

https://cogeneration.org

MGE - West Campus Cogeneration Facility last modified : 2023-04-04 08:10:55

Very informative site about Madison's use of cogeneration.

https://www.mge.com/about-mge/power-plants/west-campus-cogeneration-facility

Field Trip: COAL MINE last modified : 2024-04-08 07:59:32

Kentucky Educational Television presented this historical look at a coal mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmqMbW-L6M8

Centralia PA - Underground Mine Fires burning... last modified : 2024-02-14 08:44:58

Some perspective on the town of Centralia Pennsylvania, where an underground fire has been burning continuously since 1962.
Commercial web site, has many ads.

http://www.offroaders.com/album/centralia/centralia.htm

NOAA Educational Resources last modified : 2024-02-13 14:19:19

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States of America, provides resources to educators for teaching about weather, climate, oceans, atmosphere, estuaries, etc.

https://www.noaa.gov/educational-resources

New England Science Center Collaborative [ARCHIVED] last modified : 2024-01-21 16:47:42

[ARCHIVED--No longer has a web site. Active 2007-2008]
Promotes education about climate change. Lots of teaching tools available as links or their own materials.

https://web.archive.org/web/20080927082722/http://www.sciencecentercollaborative.org/nescc.php

DENIX: USA Department of Defense Platform for Installations, Energy, Environment, Safety & Occupational Health Information last modified : 2024-02-13 14:09:47

This site at USA Department of Defense collects resources and policies concerning the environment, for bases and other installations.

https://www.denix.osd.mil

Electric Fuel Battery Corporation last modified : 2024-01-21 15:11:05

Producers of standard and custom batteries, from Israel.

http://www.electric-fuel.com/

Kinetic Traction Systems last modified : 2024-02-08 11:46:46

A clean energy company that in 2011 continued the work of now-defunct Pentadyne making flywheels to provide backup power.

https://kinetictraction.com

http://www.maxwell.com/ last modified : 2024-01-21 15:11:11

Maxwell, owned by UCAP, produces energy storage devices and systems.

http://www.maxwell.com/

New Hampshire Department of Env. Services last modified : 2024-01-21 15:11:16

NH Dept. of Environmental Services has offered an open house at their two monitoring stations in Portsmouth and Concord. Call them at 603-271-3503 for info.

https://www.des.nh.gov/

EPA AirData - Access to Air Pollution Data last modified : 2024-01-21 15:11:20

Research, data, and resources on air pollution.

https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/air-topics

Take Care of Texas Lesson Plans - Air, Waste, Water last modified : 2024-01-21 15:11:31

Download free lesson plans and student worksheets geared towards environmental topics around Air, Water, and Waste. Using insights and data from TCEQ researchers and science communicators, these plans are intended for K-12 classroom teachers, informal educators, and parents who are looking for science-based educational resources.

https://takecareoftexas.org/education/lesson-plans

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Air Quality Classroom Activities last modified : 2024-01-21 15:11:37

Several activities for science classroom, teaching meteorology, atmospheric science, and air quality.

https://scied.ucar.edu/activity?field_learning_zone_category_target_id=26

USA EPA - National Ambient Air Quality Standards last modified : 2024-01-21 15:12:15

A brief guide to the Federal regulations for pollutants, based on concentrations.

https://www.epa.gov/criteria-air-pollutants/naaqs-table

Criteria Air Pollutants last modified : 2024-01-21 15:12:23

States follow US EPA definitions of air quality standards for six common air pollutants: Carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulates, lead, and ozone.

https://www.epa.gov/criteria-air-pollutants

New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation Air Monitoring last modified : 2024-01-21 15:12:44

New York's DEC shows its air monitoring sites on a map letting students see patterns of air quality due to traffic and weather.

http://www.nyaqinow.net

Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change last modified : 2024-01-21 15:12:52

Mobile Source Air Toxics This web site presents consumer information and regulation and guidance documents on a variety of mobile source air toxics and their environmental and public health effects.

https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change

USA EPA Region 1 - New England last modified : 2024-01-21 15:12:35

EPA's resources for New England, including air info state by state.

http://www.epa.gov/region1/lab/air/ambientair.html

US EPA - TTN AMTIC-Ambient Monitoring Technology... last modified : 2024-01-21 15:12:06

Find out how the EPA gathers data for ambient air quality.

https://www.epa.gov/amtic

USA EPA - Envirofacts last modified : 2024-01-21 15:10:41

Use database to find polluters and regulated sites such as brownfields in your neighborhood.

https://enviro.epa.gov

Air Pollution: What's the Solution? Curriculum last modified : 2024-01-21 15:11:46

An interactive online learning unit that uses real data from real web pages.
Note most of the pages are available through the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

https://web.archive.org/web/20230113160440/http://ciese.org/curriculum/airproj/

Camnet Visibility Hazecams last modified : 2024-02-14 08:39:07

See examples of polluted skies around the Northeast.
Not updated for several years as of 2024.

https://origin.hazecam.net

EPA's air monitor site last modified : 2024-02-13 14:04:54

Data from sites in the USA that measure ozone and particulate matter pollution. Includes animations of pollution as it changed in the past 24 hours.

https://www.airnow.gov

US EPA - A Guide to Indoor Air Quality last modified : 2024-01-21 15:10:28

https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq

GRACE Communications Foundation last modified : 2024-01-21 15:10:19

Concerned with factory farming, looks to support sustainable agriculture and healthy food. Has supported transition to clean energy.

https://gracecommunicationsfoundation.org