Des Moines Iowa wind data added to EnergyTeachers.org analysis sets

Tools for displaying wind data in wind roses are rare. EnergyTeachers.org has developed an online generator for private and public data sets. We recently added the 2023 observations for Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

$100 Million In NY State Environmental Bond Act Funding Now Available

Governor Kathy Hochul announced $100 million is now available through the Clean Green Schools Initiative under the historic $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act. The initiative will allow for the advancement of construction projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help public schools improve environmental sustainability and decarbonize school buildings. The announcement supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050 and ensure at least 35 percent, with a goal of 40 percent, of the benefits from clean energy investments be directed to disadvantaged communities.

National Wind Energy Art Contest announced

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. Two winners from each grade will receive $200 and the chance to show their work at the nation’s annual CLEANPOWER 2024 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 5–8, 2024 alongside the World KidWind Challenge. Winning artwork may also be curated at the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C., where thousands of energy officials pass by daily. All work must be submitted through the online form linked below by 12pm CST March 22, 2024. Early submissions are encouraged and may be temporarily displayed on this webpage.

Grants Program for US Title I schools: Kids to Parks Day

The National Park Trust announces 2024 school grants for visiting national parks.

Applications for week-long summer HS workshop in Maine now due Apr 30

TERC, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, invites high-school teachers to apply for a one-week, all-expenses paid intensive on Climate and Equity Education on the beautiful coast of Maine July 30 – August 5, 2023.Teachers can expect to leave the institute with new ideas and a renewed sense of hope and purpose about educating young people to make a difference in the world!

Due Apr17: Grants avail. for solar schools West Virginia and Virginia

Grant available to West Virginia and Virginia schools, offering cost savings, learning opportunities, community benefits, workforce development, and diversification of power supply.

2023 National KidWind Challenge announced for May 15, Boulder Colorado

KidWind is very excited to announce that the 2023 National KidWind Challenge will be held at the Boulder campus of University of Colorado during the week of May 15th. This event will be co-located with the 2023 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.

DIY E-bike building student contest for Massachusetts Reg by Sep 2022

Massachusetts students compete building an e-bike using something besides a pre-manufactured e-bike kit.

Boston Globe and Museum of Science present ed panel on climate change

From the organizers: Among the many difficult subjects that are important to discuss with your children is climate change, a topic that can be emotional and frightening for kids and adults alike. But what is the appropriate way to start the conversation? How can we comfort our kids when the threat is so imminent? How do we offer realistic hope? Kara Baskin, author of The Boston Globe's parenting newsletter, In the Family Way, interviewed a panel of experts to offer a guide to navigating this sensitive issue.

$1000 grant for US teachers who have good energy lessons, due Feb 1

The award includes: $1,000 cash grant to the teacher to use as he/she/they choose in the classroom All-expenses paid trip to both NEED's Annual Youth Energy Conference and Awards in June (Washington, D.C.) and the National Energy Conference for Educators in July (Albuquerque, NM).

Rosa Solar Stoves project

The Rosa Solar Stoves project is a story of the benefits of solar stoves in Zambia, including health, social, environmental, and educational benefits.

US Online day camp with activities and virtual tour of power plant

In effort to support parents everywhere and provide access to hands-on activities, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) P12 Commission is proud to announce online summer camps! This article lists the energy-specific camps, but there are several more.

Electric vehicles promotion contest seeks middle school entries.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District is hosting a contest for middle school students in their service area. Make a video on your cell phone about why electric vehicles are cool and compete to win cash and prizes. Enter by October 18 2019.

Apply for Massachusetts K-12 pilot program for "Deeper Learning" w/ETO

This fall, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will release the application for the Kaleidoscope Collective for Learning pilot program, which will give individual schools and entire districts the chance to apply to rethink classroom instruction around deeper learning.

Innovate to Mitigate, a climate challenge for students with good ideas

Innovate to Mitigate wants students or student groups to submit ideas about how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. People around the world are working hard on this problem. To meet the big challenges we face, we need good ideas from everyone. This challenge encourages young people to unlock their immense potential for finding solutions! Students compete for a chance to win prize money and earn recognition from peers, community, and experts.

US Green Building Council offers green teacher prize

With the #WhyITeachGreen campaign this May, Learning Lab education partners make it easy, fun and rewarding to teach green by recommending lessons, encouraging teachers to share their experiences and offering prizes for participation.

Project Green Schools and National Grid Offer $2,500 scholarship

Project Green Schools and National Grid Offer Green Difference Maker Scholarship Project Green Schools and National Grid will provide one $2,500 scholarship to a MA or RI senior pursuing higher education in an energy-related field.

Register for annual conference for energy educators

The National Energy Education Development Project, NEED, leads a conference in July for K-12 educators who want to teach about energy production and use.

Geothermal modeling competition for high school and college teams

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), invites both high school and university (undergraduate & graduate) teams to explore the future of geothermal energy and visualize the world of geothermal energy by participating in the 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge.

Virtual high school offers summer course for solar energy design

Students can join an online course to learn to design and model a solar power system for a home.

Job post: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

American institute of Physics, Publishing, Melville, New York, is seeking an Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE).

Presentation to ages 3-10 on energy, Bangor, Maine, March 17 2018

Interactive demonstrations of energy conversions for ages 3-10, BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY MARCH 17, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.