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.

Santa Monica and Malibu district starts long term energy ed program

From a press release by the Santa Monica-Malibu School District.

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition 2018

This competition is open to all high school students aged 15-18, who wish to take on the challenge set forth by the competition committee. 2018 will be the seventh year the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition has asked students from around the world to create a clean technology solution to the yearly challenge.

Virginia schools and museum selected for utility solar program

Five More Schools, Museum Selected for Dominion Energy Solar for Students Program. Solar for Students more than doubles in size with six new participants. Participants will receive solar panels and hands-on lessons in generating electricity from the sun. Builds on significant solar investment by the utility, with a dozen new solar projects underway in Virginia.

US $10,000 prize offered for gravity-powered engineering

The INDRA institute, a think tank sponsored by Gravitational Systems Engineering Inc. of Alexandria Va, announces a $10,000 prize for the development of a gravity powered engine based upon, patent pending, vetted company designs.

International Solar Cooking Conference Advances the Global Movement

The 6th SCI World Conference on solar cooking was held in India in January 2017. Results included new partnerships, new designs, new collaborations and renewed resolutions to promote solar cooking worldwide to decrease deforestation, improve human health and empower women.

New England schools invited to energy challenge

Schools across New England that enter the challenge will be asked to compete in energy reduction, waste reduction, water reduction, best green school practices, best green community practices, and best green sports practices. Awards will be given for each category.

Rajasthan U intern seeks U.S. mentor for solar thermal research

The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum offers a 3 – 6 month fellowship/internship to work in US in the field of solar energy. An applicant from Rajasthan University, Jaipur (India) seeks project mentor willing to provide guidance on any topic in solar thermal as part of this fellowship.

California Solar Regatta dates announced: May 5 and 6, 2017

This event is open to all middle schools, high schools, and universities in California. Participation promotes teamwork, competition and discovery at SMUD's Rancho Seco Recreational Area. Students can either retrofit existing boats or build their own design from scratch. The boats will be judged for speed, distance, maneuverability and more.

Apply for the Massachusetts 2017 award for energy and enviro education

Application period opens for 2017 Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education Awards for Massachusetts.

NYC Solar Schools Program still has openings in spring 2017 workshops

The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering to launch the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. A key goal of the program is to connect the solar installations on school buildings to curriculum. All participating teachers will be provided with the training, curriculum, standards alignment, and other resources they need to integrate solar content and activities into their coursework. Please note that the Elementary School workshops are designed for teachers working with grades 3-5.

$5000 prize, Energy Challenge, for NYC schools open to entries

New York City schools: Sign up today for the free GDL Energy Challenge and compete for the chance to win $5,000! table at NE US physics teachers meeting will host a table at the upcoming joint meeting of the New England, New Jersey, and New York chapters of the American Association of Physics Teachers, to be held at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, October 21 and 22.

Request for Proposals--Massachusetts Clean Energy Activity Day 2017

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is accepting applications for the Clean Energy Activity Day Program. This Program funds a one day specialized Clean Energy Activity Day for elementary and middle school students.

Free wind turbine kit for classrooms to use in challenge. Due Sep 30

There are only two days left, until September 30 2016, for educators to get their free MacGyver Windmill Class Packs and Solar House Class Packs.

Boston Science Teacher Receives 2016 Shell Science Teaching Award

Boston Latin School teacher Aaron Osowiecki wins $10,000 cash prize for positive impact on his students and school.

Eversource Free In School Educational Programs

Northeast utility Eversource is offering educators unique and inspiring experiential programs on energy conservation.

Investigative books on climate and energy for the classroom

Are you looking for ways to integrate energy and climate change in your classroom? Why not use real scientific studies and hands-on activities to explore the science concepts? Two new books written at the middle school level, Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, and Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future, will take your classes on investigative journeys of climate and energy.

Innovative students win awards for renewable power systems engineering

The poster session and awards were in conjunction with the North American Power Symposium (NAPS), October 4-6, hosted by the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Awards were based on technical contributions, poster quality, and presenter's understanding of the research.

Eversource announces new educational energy conservation programs

Eversource, a publicly traded utility in New England, is dedicated to educating future generations about energy conservation. To achieve their goal, they have designed four school programs that come at no cost.

Massachusetts energy and environmental lit stakeholders to meet Nov 18

On the evening of November 18, 2015, formal educators, community educators, businesspeople, and government agents are invited to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in Westborough to discuss the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Literacy Plan.

Winners announced for the 2015 Ashden Sustainable School Awards

Oct 21, 2015. At the (UK) Ashden Sustainable School Awards today, three primary schools and a further education college were announced as the winners of the prestigious green energy awards.

Utility offers award for videos on wind power

Electric utility Iberdrola offers awards for short videos about power of wind.

New York Cooperative Extension seeks applicants for energy educator

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County has open positions for energy educators on the Environment Team. The deadline for applications is September 9, 2015.

Berkshires college tour, center seeking Living Building Challenge cert

The Class of 1966 Environmental Center at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is offering a tour of center for the community at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Indoor and outdoor activities for children will be offered, along with light snacks.

Custom search gets educators most useful resources for teaching energy

Since 2004, has collected and annotated the most useful links for pursuing energy education. A customized search engine at allows educators to limit their search to those useful sites, avoiding so many sites with no recognizable value.

Northeast sustainable energy industry fair open to students, educators

Energypath consists of a three day pre-conference energy camp and a two day conference. The energy camps are hands-on training in renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar pv, biomass, and micro-hydro. You can attend all or just part of the event to receive the scholarship. A scholarship will cover meals, housing, an energy camp, and the conference.

AAAS needs your input on a Green School STEM curriculum

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is asking for your advice about implementing an innovative course for the middle and early high school grades that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content around the theme of so-called green schools and energy conservation. Beta Launches - Gamified Platform For Climate Activism

The public beta is live. It allows you to take action on climate change and visualize the effects those actions have on your future great granddaughter, Ohno. There are 6 partner organizations posting their initiatives for you to support!

Registration open for energy science fair in Pennsylvania

The fifth annual Energypath Science Fair will be hosted at the University of Scranton on July 24, 2015. There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the middle and high school categories. The deadline to submit the application is July 1st, 2015.

Innovate to Mitigate climate change competition - deadline soon

Climate Change Challenge Looking for High School and Middle School Students! The Innovate to Mitigate project, funded by the National Science Foundation, invites students to participate in a competition to come up with ideas to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Worldwide challenge for young women 13-18 to design new technologies

The IoT World Forum Young Women's Innovation Grand Challenge is a global innovation challenge open to young women between the ages of 13-18 to come up with innovative uses for Internet of Things technologies.

Attend a workshop to enter the 2015 Green Dollhouse Challenge Workshop

Workshops in Massachusetts will help registrants learn to build creative models of sustainable architecture and landscape for entry in the uniquely non-competitive yet award-driven Green Dollhouse Challenge.

NYC schools register by October 27 for the Green Cup Energy Challenge

Running from November 4 to December 2, the Green Schools Alliance Green Cup Energy Challenge is an opportunity for students, teachers, and staff to discover they have the power to save energy in their schools. Top schools can share in over one hundred thousand dollars in cash prizes.

U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION kicks off 13th year of competition

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, on behalf of the Army Educational Outreach Program, today announced the kickoff of the 13th annual eCYBERMISSION program, a free online learning competition designed to cultivate student interest in science, technology, engineering and math by encouraging students in grades six through nine to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their local communities.

Nominations open for awards in energy training and clean energy

Know an exemplary program, project or individual making a difference in the clean energy world? Nominate them TODAY for an IREC 3iAward honoring innovation, inspiration and ingenuity! They have extended the deadline to July 18, 2014.

Global energy progress prize; submission deadline July 14.

Submissions and nominations for the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize have been open since February. The Prize, an annual US$4 million award, recognises individuals, organisations and schools who have made significant strides to advance the fields of renewable energy and sustainability.

Registration open for Maine wind power design competition

Maine Wind Blade Challenge is a program where students design and manufacture their own wind blades. On event day students from all over the State of Maine come together to test their blades for performance and design.

Final awards announced for 2014 Massachusetts Green Dollhouse Challenge

Awards have been announced for the several entries in the 2014 Green Dollhouse Challenge in Greenfield Massachusetts. Also included is a message of gratitude to a long list of planners, volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

Science and Sustainability Expo spreads educational message in Mass.

The annual Science and Sustainability Expo in Greenfield, Massachusetts, was held on March 1, 2014. In a video, participants and organizers describe the benefits of presenting for the three components of the expo, the Green Dollhouse Challenge, the general sustainability exhibits, and the Kidwind Challenge.

10 colleges selected for US wind competition

A competition in Las Vegas in May, 2014, will aim to cultivate wind-specific interests and skills among the next generation of industry leaders, and will feature 10 teams of students who will design and construct lightweight, portable wind turbines intended to power small electronic devices.

US teachers needed for science-assessment field tests on energy topics

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061, is recruiting elementary, middle, and high school science teachers to field test multiple-choice test items with their students this spring.

Train to become a wind education expert this summer

KidWind will train another 30 educators to become WindSenators, people who will provide states with knowledgeable, experienced wind energy educators that can help others get the tools and information they need to teach the public about wind energy.

NYC and LI students must register by Mar 14 for competition on solar

Empower Solar, a Long Island, New York solar installer, is encouraging Long Island and New York City students to recognize the benefits of solar power through a multi-faceted competition that encompasses a combination of STEM and creative components. Teams of two to four students will submit an original written and creative video project to EmPower Solar and compete for up to $5000 in scholarships and the grand prize of an all-expense-paid trip to the 2014 Solar Decathlon in Versailles, France.

Renewable energy purchasing consortium for K-12 schools

To help accelerate the adoption of renewable energy by pre-K-12 schools, the Green Schools Alliance, a global network of more than 3,000 pre-K-12 schools, has created and launched the Green Schools Renewable Energy Purchasing Consortium with support from the EPA's Green Power Partnership. The consortium is an international group of pre-K-12 schools joined together to collectively purchase renewable energy for their facilities.

Energypath Science Fair for Middle and High School Students

Science Fair for high school and middle school students from around Eastern Pennsylvania, with cash prizes. At Albright College in Reading on June 20th, 2014. Research projects must be in the sustainable energy field.

Scholarships for educators and college students to attend energy conf

Each year Sustainable Energy Fund and the Energypath program sponsors offer more than 150 scholarships to secondary educators, professors and college students, to attend Energypath, a week-long regional energy conference in Reading, PA.

US Climate change educators summit seeks presenters

The Educators Summit will help middle and high school teachers design and teach Common Core, STEM, and Next Generation Science curriculum that engages students as citizen scientists working in collaboration with community planners and leaders. The summit will take place May 21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.

STEM career and technology competition, sustainable energy

Skidmore, NYSERDA, Partners launch NY EXCEL for new cleantech leaders

Program in New York State to encourage business leaders to seek cleantech opportunities, promoting growth in the clean energy industry through new entrepreneurial efforts.

Lab equipment maker seeks input from expert teachers

PITSCO, maker of many Junior Solar Sprint parts and other energy-related equipment is requesting experienced teachers to provide feedback as PITSCO develops new materials for STEM education.

Massachusetts Green Ribbon Schools Award Conf. 2013-09-27

K-12 schools are invited to learn about the U.S. Department of Education's (US-ED) Green Ribbon Schools program at the second annual Massachusetts Green Ribbon Schools Award Conference on Sept. 27, 2013 at Mt. Wachusett Community College in Gardner.

Energy org brings Green Dollhouse Challenge to New York State

Children, artists, and designers gathered to exhibit their unique creations exploring sustainability and play, winning several awards in an architecture and crafts challenge Saturday, June 29. Held at The Sustainability Center in Ithaca, this Green Dollhouse Challenge was a pilot to bring to New York State an event that has seen success in inspiring families, educators, designers, and the general public in Massachusetts for two years.

Free energy efficiency educational DVD and training offer

Arcos Films is offering FREE copies of a special Education Edition DVD to all primary and secondary school teachers and university professors. The Switch Energy Project is a nonpartisan effort to build energy awareness and promote efficiency.

Request for proposals for NYS energy efficiency training

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority seeks proposals for the marketing and delivery of training programs across New York State for practitioners focusing on end-use energy efficiency in the residential, multifamily and commercial and industrial sectors. Proposers must demonstrate the ability to implement comprehensive and dynamic training programs of the highest quality that capitalize on the existing workforce training infrastructure, target specific regions of the state, and address identified training needs and gaps.

Concord Consortium announces energy transfer, buildings, and infrared curricula

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Concord Consortium Engineering Energy Efficiency (EEE) project provides free educational resources for teaching and learning STEM concepts related to energy.

June 2013 newsletter available for download

The June 2013 printed newsletter will be mailed to over 1000 schools, educators, and supporters. It includes an article about our Green Dollhouse Challenges, a report from the Maine wind blade challenges, an announcement of an energy-efficiency curriculum based on software tools, a document outlining how to be a contributor to our network, briefs of recent news, and a list of interesting, recently added, annotated links.

Sustainability and play in Massachusetts and New York challenges

The second annual Green Dollhouse Challenge was held in Greenfield Massachusetts April 13, and the first for New York State will be held June 29. In the challenges organized by, K-12 students, families, hobbyists, youth groups, design/build students, and design/build professionals create toy-buildings to explore any number of concepts and technologies related to energy production and energy use, efficiency, materials, sustainable architecture, utility, aesthetics, appreciation of nature, renewable resources, true wealth, healthy living, clean air, and clean water. Sustainability can be expressed in the building and/or how people play with the finished product.

Students from across Maine enter two wind turbine competitions

May 3, 2013, the University of Maine hosted the Maine Wind Blade Challenge and the Windstorm Challenge. Roughly 30 Teams of students from across the state built blades using advanced techniques and materials, then assembled them into a standard apparatus see how much energy they could generate in two minutes. In a separate competition teams tested floating bases in a pool to see if they could withstand waves from a wave machine.

Two year colleges invited to apply for energy and env job dev

Five colleges per year will be selected to participate in the DACUM / JTA Project and receive ATEEC’s assistance in facilitating workshops to analyze an occupation for new program development or to update/validate an existing program. ATE Project sites will be given preference, after which participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Org offers NYC schools 2013-2014 sustainability curriculum support

Solar One, a New York City nonprofit environmental and sustainability education organization, has partnered with the Department of Education's Sustainability Initiative to provide local K-12 schools with the Green Design Lab (GDL), a curriculum and program focused on helping you to green your school. Schools are now allowed to register for the 2013-2014 school-year.

High school student physics photo contest

Each year the American Association of Physics Teachers holds an international photo contest for photos of natural and contrived instances of interesting situations in the physical world, taken by high school students.

Cornell to host public Aero/Wind Expo Mar 28 5:30-7:00

Come join the Xraise outreach program for an Aero/Wind Expo at the Physical Sciences Building on Cornell's campus this Thursday, March 28 from 5:30-7:00pm.

2013 Spring camp for grades 4-7 in Mass. to focus on solar Apr 15-19

Waste to energy company releases iOS device game about its process

Covanta Energy, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, has launched The Crane Game, a new app that familiarizes users with the Energy-from-Waste (EfW) process by allowing them to turn average household waste into energy.

Renewable energy train-the-trainer academies Summer 2013

The Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) announces that applications are now open for Summer 2013 Renewable Energy Train the Trainer Academies in two courses, biofuels and photovoltaics.

NYC solar ed org hiring

Solar One, a multi-faceted energy education organization in New York City has several open positions for energy educators and others.

Mass Sustainability Expo to info session to be held Jan 16, 2013

Come learn about participating in the regional Second Annual Science and Sustainability Expo. The Expo, scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Greenfield Community College, provides a way for area educators and youth to showcase their sustainability-related projects. Certificates will be awarded to all. In addition, each participant gets individual feedback on his or her work. This event helps youth and educators inspire others with their projects, and fosters school-community sustainability action.

Energy Picture Book For Educators

An energy picture book aimed at grade school children is seeking funding for self-publication. The book contains 60+ full-color photographs and describes all manner of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewables. The book seeks to educate and enlighten the youth of America that will be guiding future energy decisions.

New Yorkers offered minigrants to begin building green play structures is offering New Yorkers reimbursements for purchasing materials to build entries for its new Green Dollhouse Challenge, a non-competitive challenge to create play structures that involve any of more than two dozen so-called green attributes.

NYC architecture center to hold K12-building-education open house

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Building Connections 2012 provides a detailed look at the Center for Architecture Foundation architecture and design education methodology through a dynamic display of K-12 design work.

U Louisville energy researchers offer mentorships for HS science fairs

The Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and U of L faculty take on a select number of high school students for mentoring on specific science fair projects. The projects are student driven, meaning that mentors do not assign projects, but help the students realize projects of their own design. Project mentors through the Conn Center are available in most engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology based disciplines.

Mass. kids and hobbyists invited to design/build a green play house

Individuals and teams of all ages, including K-12 or college students, families, and even professionals, are invited to design and build a model dwelling and/or landscape up to one cubic meter in size, featuring aspects of sustainable living and ideally incorporating elements of experimentation or playability. An existing model, such as a dollhouse, can also receive a make-over or energy retrofit. The project is well suited to youth groups, technology and engineering courses, after school clubs, home-school families, hobbyists, builders, dreamers and architects.

NJ college to offer tuition-free energy-job training to unemployed

Through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP), Burlington County College (BCC) Corporate College is offering qualified unemployed residents a tuition-free Green Energy Technology Training program.

Nominate a school to be awarded wind turbine from wind co.

Talco, a company with over 100 wind power installations in the US, will donate wind turbines to 2 schools. They are now accepting applicants and nominations.

Accreditation piloted for energy efficiency and renewable energy progs

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) are pleased to announce four certificate-awarding entities in the ANSI-IREC pilot accreditation program for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Video review of 21st Century Automotive Challenge for 2012

A 20 minute review of the three day electric car, hybrid car, and bio diesel competition held at Penn State May 17th -20th, 2012. Scenes from the Penn State test track and test track facility. Range event, Autocross, and around town competition.

Registration open for November US clean energy workforce educ. conf.

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), Inc., opened registration for the fifth national conference on workforce education in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference is expected to draw 500 participants to Albany, NY - bringing together the most innovative educators who are training the clean energy workforce. Over three days, they will offer the latest information and insight on instructional strategies, curricula development, credentialing and best training practices. The national conference will be held at the Albany Marriott on November 13-15, 2012.

Nominate renewable energy projects for IREC awards by June 29 2012

Each year, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council recognizes individuals and organizations that have implemented innovative projects during the past year that promote and accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies. Eligible programs or activities include education, energy policy, legislation, regulatory actions, demonstration projects,training programs, or innovative financial business models. Projects must have been initiated during 2011.

ecoCAD kits using crowd funding to launch home design project for kids

ecoCAD Design Group, LLC has launched a campaign to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter for the purpose of supplying at least one hundred of their ecoSTEM House Collection kits to schools and home schoolers free of charge.

Engineering-wise vol.s needed to help western Mass. solar sprint June 2

June 2, 2012, students from Berkshire area middle schools, youth groups and homeschoolers gather at Reid Middle School in Pittsfield to showcase the results of their imagination and hard work. Entries are judged on performance, innovation, technical merit and craftsmanship. Many volunteers are needed to make the 2012 JSS a success.

Controlling your Alternative Energy Device

On field trips to energy generating sites, a class of high school students noticed that the energy was being controlled by programmable logic controllers and touch screens. So, last year students researched, designed, and manufactured their own PLCs and touch screen modules. This year students are gathering data and controlling their alternative energy devices using the PLCs and TSMs.

Funded opportunity seeks 2-year college instructors for int'l curric

For teachers at two-year colleges, Madison Area Technical College has funding from the U.S. State Department to help support instructors that would like to develop new international study abroad classes through the Community Colleges for Sustainable Development Network (CCSDN).

National organization fights energy illiteracy with new e-book

US org Focus the Nation fights energy illiteracy with their new e-book, ranging from the basics of electricity to the complex details of the energy market. FTN is now creating an online version of The Watt, with interactive infographics, timelines, and video lectures, to bring the curriculum to life.

First ever Green Dollhouse Challenge awards given in Greenfield, MA

May 5, 2012. A troop of Girl Scouts, a middle-schooler, and a pair of middle-schoolers earned standard-based, non-competitive awards in several categories of so-called green building.

Winter 2012 newsletter available for download

The February 2012 printed newsletter will be mailed to over 1000 schools, educators, and supporters. It includes an article about an energy field trip, a document outlining how to be a contributor to our network, briefs of recent news, and a list of interesting, recently added, annotated links.

Many job openings at NYC energy ed center

Solar One, a nonprofit with growing involvement in energy education in New York City, is hiring curriculum developers, instructors, and developers.

US org offers green classroom professional certificate

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the Green Classroom Professional Certificate (GCP). This certificate program provides pre-K-12 teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and parents with the knowledge and skills to support environmentally healthy, resource efficient and sustainable schools and classrooms. The GCP has been officially endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA). sponsors energy film for teacher fest in Ithaca, NY

Finger Lakes Bioneers (a program of Sustainable Tompkins) presents a special free screening of the locally made documentary, Empowered.

Physics of Energy as a Travel Course in the Western US

Dr. Hay designed a new physics course at Pacific Lutheran University which provides students with an understanding of the underlying physical principles of energy production, inspired by a growing concern for sustainability and environmental impact of conventional fossil fuels.

$10k prize offered for US school energy conservation and efficiency

The $10,000 Sustainable Energy Award sponsored by Samsung will be presented to each of three high schools that demonstrate how they have engaged students and teachers in school-wide energy savings through the creative and innovative use of technology.

Interactive solar career map for US released

A new Solar Career Map website explores the many job opportunities available in the solar industry. Developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council in its capacity as the National Administrator of DOE Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN), the tool is intended for use by instructors, policy-makers, and job-seekers.

ATEEC Interactive Learning Lab Opens In Iowa

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) Interactive Learning Lab opened in August with stations for exploring alternative energy, such as solar and wind power, biomass, and thermal management. Sustained by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, the Lab provides hands-on experience with sustainable and renewable energy technologies and industries.

Home energy trainer conference in Charlotte NC

Home Energy Trainer conference at the Hilton Charlotte City Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Nov 1 - 2, 2011.

US schools offered $65k prize in contest to move green

In December 2011, Global Green will announce one grand prize winner to receive $65,000 to renovate their school, plus approximately $65,000 of in-kind technical assistance, and four schools will each receive $2,500 towards their green school renovations. Entry is now open.

So. VT wind farm Summer tours available

Periodic tours of the Searsburg, Vermont, Wind Facility are available in order to give the public an opportunity to get a closer look and feel of an operating wind power site.

New Energy Exhibit at Rochester Museum and Science Center, NY

ENERGIZE it, a new exhibit at the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) in Rochester, NY, empowers visitors to explore various forms and sources of energy, and reinforces the idea of choices. The fully interactive exhibition brings students through a multi-sensory, highly physical experience where they, themselves, hold the power.

Gift allows CA school to start energy scholar program with PV

Santa Clara University, School of Engineering, will receive an anonymous gift of $1.3 million from an engineering alumnus and his wife from the San Francisco Bay Area to help create some of the top students in the field of renewable energy.

Col State U, E China Normal U create joint energy environment institute

Colorado State University and East China Normal University in Shanghai announced a Joint Research Institute for New Energy and the Environment that will capitalize on strengths of the two institutions to develop new energy solutions and help deal with the impact of energy on climate, air quality, land use and water resources.

US Dept of Energy announces grades 3-8 residential energy challenge

The US Department of Energy has opened registration until Sep 30 2011 for its Home Energy Education Challenge. This program is open to all public and private classes and schools for students in grades 3-8. 36 local competition teams across the United States participating in the Home Energy Challenge will receive cash awards totaling $102,000 at the regional and national competition levels.

Central NY district offers summer building sci course for HS students

Students from any school in the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES school districts can take a summer course for preparation in building science, the field of improving building energy efficiency. The course is offered July 25-29, and the deadline for application is currently Jun 30, 2011.

New teacher resources for climate-energy TV prog

CLEAN, the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network, which is a reviewed and annotated digital library collection, has teamed up with EARTH: The Operators Manual (or ETOM) a PBS television special starring Penn State glaciologist and climate expert Dr. Richard Alley. Teachers can access video clips, scripts, and activities.

US wind educators program Summer 2011

KidWind is looking for 30 fantastic teachers to add to our WindSenators network this summer. We need educators who are eager to train the next generation of engineers, biologists and technicians as we move toward a future that is increasingly powered by wind energy.

Western New York burger fest again to host solar cookoff

Western New York technical and culinary schools are invited to participate in Solar Cookfest 2011, a demonstration and competition of solar cookers at the annual Burgerfest in Hamburg, NY, July 16.

Electric research station opens at El Paso Zoo

The El Paso Electric Kalahari Research Station at the El Paso Zoo celebrated a grand opening on Saturday, April 23rd. The Research Station is a popular destination for young El Pasoans who visit the Zoo. It is the first energy exhibit, featuring a renewable energy system of solar photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine generator plus live animals from Africa. The wind turbine is the first wind turbine generator installed in the city of El Paso.

NYC schools eligible for free green design lab

Solar One, a New York City nonprofit environmental and sustainability education organization, has partnered with the US Department of Education (DOE) Sustainability Initiative to provide up to 30 local K-12 schools with the Green Design Lab(TM), a year-long curriculum and program focused on greening schools.

Presentation files from sustainability physics conference publicized

The power point presentations and portable document format files from a March 2011 conference on the physics of sustainability are now available on the web. Renowned speakers submitted.

Sustainable energy summer programs for MI high schoolers

The Sustainable Energy Pre College Summer Program in Flint, MI will provide hands-on educational experiences including exhibits, laboratory, and classroom activities for pre-college students, preparing them for advanced 21st century energy technologies, as well as a fun field trip.

NYS schools can get free software to monitor PV systems across state

NYSERDA sponsored software helps teachers of science, technology, engineering and math by presenting renewable energy topics using live data from an actual, operational PV array; so a school would NOT need a PV array on its building to teach students about photovoltaics.

VT environmental org announces 2011 wind farm tours

Every year Northeast Wind offers several tours for the public, including a special day for educators, of the Green Mountain Power wind farm in Searsburg, Vermont.

Maine students as citizen scientists studying electrical energy use.

7th and 8th grade students from across Maine are taking part in a citizen-science project to examine electrical energy use and reduce consumption at home.

Program helps schools conference-call US representatives on energy

Schools are invited to have conference calls with their representatives in the US House and Senate, to discuss environment, energy, and climate.

Renewable energy teacher training summer institute app extended

The Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology still has several open slots to fill for our summer Renewable Energy Train the Trainers Academies. We have extended the application deadline a couple weeks to try and recruit more teachers. Please consider applying, or forwarding to others that might be interested.

Maine students offered energy efficiency mini grants

Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Energy Education Program are offering student mini grants until April 11, meant to supplement a student energy efficiency investigation of a school.

Coop Ext. offers innovative summer internship on energy action

The Tompkins Energy Conservation Corps is an exciting campaign to scale up home energy efficiency upgrades that's making real change in Tompkins County, New York. The Energy Corps is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

Prof to present integrating acad and voc energy ed for comm college

Tuesday, March 1 at 4PM, on the campus of UMass Amherst, Teresa Jones of Greenfield Community College will present how the renewable energy/energy efficiency curriculum works.

Michigan org releases free lessons on energy efficiency, solar, and wind

Energy Works Michigan has just released FREE downloadable lesson plans on energy efficiency, solar energy, and wind energy. Their hands-on, inquiry-based lessons are targeted for upper elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The lessons challenge students to conduct classroom energy audits, interpret wind maps to assess potential wind turbine sites, power a radio using solar panels, and more!

NYS summer camp to include energy lessons

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for its 2011 camp season. the DEC Summer Camp Program offers week‑long adventures in conservation education to children ages 12-17. This year the program includes lessons from the Energy Smart Students program.

Buffalo green expo to feature wind zone for kids Apr 30 2011

The 3rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Green Expo will be held Saturday April 30th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, NY. The expo follows a week after Earth Day, and follows Earth Day's spirit. Representatives from KidWind will be demonstrating equipment used in the statewide and regional KidWind Challenge.

Mass. energy professional training and resources now listed centrally

MassCEC announces new resources for clean energy training and education in Massachusetts, including lists and maps of various training opportunities and companies.

Multi-school Geothermal Academy begins training, research

Funded with a $1.2 million Department of Energy grant, the multi-university academy will offer an eight-week, intensive summer training program for undergraduate, master's and Ph.D.-level students in all aspects of geothermal energy.

Massachusetts energy education award nominations sought

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is now accepting applications for the 2010 Secretary's Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education. Deadline for submitting your application is March 28, 2011 at the close of business.

Filmmakers need your help with environmental message

In the February competition, 48 Go Green, filmmakers will be challenged to create a short film in just one weekend. The films will all carry an environmental theme. You can help advise filmmakers or connect them with motivated advisers.

Tenth annual US K-12 student energy competition

Students are invited to submit creative projects that demonstrate what people can do in their home, school, or community to become better stewards of the environment. Deadline March 4, 2011.

National org offering schools prize for sustainability efforts

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.

NYC jobs for green building instructors and curriculum writers

Solar One seeks part time instructors and curriculum writers for our fast growing green building sector workforce training program. Solar One's Green Career Training Program offers technical training to underemployed individuals through partnerships with workforce training programs throughout the city. Most of our partners serve the formally incarcerated and/or addicted, disconnected youth, veterans, the homeless and residents of public housing. Classes are taught by experienced professionals, and enhanced by field site opportunities through Solar One's parent nonprofit organization, the Community Environmental Center (CEC) at a training lab in Long Island City. Solar One is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) affiliated training organization.

Electricity-use meter giveaway at

The first teacher to submit an article about how they are teaching about energy production or use in their classroom gets a free Kill-A-Watt meter. See main story for rules.

New Educators Summit at annual Building Energy Conference, Boston

Join your colleagues at an amazing, new event this March, the first annual Educators Summit at the annual Building Energy Conference. Participate in engaging STEM workshops with a focus on teaching energy efficiency and renewable energy in the classroom. Give your students the tools they need to understand basic energy concepts and cutting-edge technologies to be the innovators of the future.

Group seeking stories from youth climate change action movement

At this most critical moment in history, a new generation of young people is coming of age in a world of rapidly converging crises. Young people everywhere are emerging as leaders and movement-builders in the struggle to address climate change. Just as stories have been central in all past movements for social change, what’s needed now more than ever are stories that motivate and inspire people to rise to the challenges before us.

Family releases another video from x-country trip on sustainability

A father and son videography team have been creating educational videos about renewable energy and sustainable living, in the series Our Renewable Nation. Their latest release is video taken at Nevada Solar One, a thermal electric station.

2nd physics of sustainable energy conference March 2011

A popular energy workshop is making a repeat performance. On March 5-6, 2011, at UC Berkeley, under the sponsorship of the American Physics Society Forum-Physics/Society, the APS Topical Group on Energy Research and Applications, and the American Association of Physics Teachers, international experts will give the technical background to understand the issues connected with using energy more efficiently and producing it renewably.

Announcing Solar and Wind in the Classroom: Teacher Workshops in NYS

Solar and Wind in the Classroom Teacher Training Workshops Give your students the tools they need to understand solar and wind energy technologies. These are free workshops for teachers and non-formal educators working in NYS within NYSERDA's service territory.

Energy essay competition for college students

The Urban Energy Policy Institute (UEPI) is now accepting entries for its 2011 Energy Cities Essay Competition. this competition will allow students in full or part time degree programs to display their forward thinking and creativity in exploring the energy challenges facing cities and the wider world.

Citizen group addresses community resiliency through ed and action

Share the Warmth is a year round effort of Ashfield Massachusetts neighbors helping neighbors to sustain themselves through the winter months. The activities that Share the Warmth does can be easily turned into educational lessons for students to gain an understanding on what it means to be energy literate.

American community colleges create hub for green job training

America's community colleges are joining the first nationwide initiative to collaborate on and implement programs to train students with the education and skills needed to succeed. Launching today, The SEED Center is a leadership initiative, free resource center, and online sharing environment for community colleges to dramatically scale up programs to educate America's 21st century workforce to compete in the green economy.

Campus Conservation National contest announced

Lucid Design Group, Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation announce Campus Conservation Nationals, Oct 5, 2010.

College unveils first-in-US wind turbine training simulation

Plattsburgh, NY . . . Monday, October 04, 2010, Clinton Community College revealed the first and only wind simulator training unit in use for classroom training anywhere in the nation.

NWF climate mitigation ideas and action competition for US campuses

National Wildlife Federation’s Chill Out competition is open and accepting entries! We are looking for the best and brightest programs that reduce global warming pollution and make an impact in your campus community. Entries are due by December 19.

Worcester Massachusetts school unveils photovoltaic array

Largest private solar installation in Worcester, Mass., supplies 117,000 kilowatt-hours a year of solar power for lighting, heating and cooling systems at K-12 school.

10 NYC schools pilot energy and sustainability lab

The NYC Department of Education and Solar One launch the Green Design Lab, a sustainability and environmental K-12 education program, in 10 New York City public schools during the 2010-11 academic year. The initiative will improve energy efficiency and reduce health hazards at each school, advance crucial science, technology, engineering and math skills (STEM), and impact an estimated 1000 students.

2011 Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conf: Call for Presentations

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) invites presentation proposals for its 2011 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. Slated for March 20-22, 2011 in College Park, MD.

Innovative power grid education reaches youths worldwide

Thanks to the work of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIP) Center in Information Trust Institute (ITI), Illinois, educators around the world have acquired a dynamic new way to teach middle and high school students about power.

ITI smart grid exhibit now open at IL children's museum

The University of Illinois is working with the Orpheum Children's Science Museum to open a new exhibit called "Mission Smart Grid."

[CORRECTIONS] KidWind a new event at WNY Tech Wars

About a dozen teams from schools and non-school groups came to Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY, this May to see how well their wind turbines would fare in a wind tunnel. This event is known as the KidWind Challenge, and has occurred across New York State for two years.

ASES to triple reach of National Solar Tour this October

Record 646 Community Tours Featuring Solar-Powered Funeral Home, Poultry Farms and Homes Powering Electric Vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) Registered in 48 States; Only North Dakota and West Virginia MIA.

NY energy authority seeks host sites for several workshops

NY authority offers several different workshops, is looking for host sites. The Energy Smart Students Program offers workshops for classroom teachers, community educators, and pre-service teachers - in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.

Earth Science Week, Oct 10-16, 2010 Exploring Energy

AGI invites you to take part in Earth Science Week 2010! Being held October 10-16, Earth Science Week 2010 will encourage people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences.

Department store offers 5k $700 grants to US schools for field trips.

Target be awarding 5,000 grants of $700 each to schools for the upcoming school year. Schools may use them to offset costs of field trips.

Free subscription to Home Power for US school libraries

Redwood Alliance, a grassroots organization that deals mainly with energy issues, received a donation from an anonymous person who wishes to provide subscriptions to Home Power magazine for free to hundreds of U.S. school libraries.

School Group Discounts at PA Energy Fest Sep 17

JETS 2011 TEAMS competition: Smarter Energy.

JETS invites all energy teachers to become a coach and let their students participate in the 2011 TEAMS Competition: Smarter Energy. Cleaner Planet.

Call for presentations at Renewable Energy Workforce Education Conf.

This conference will take place March 8-10, 2011, in Saratoga, NY. The deadline for proposal submission is October 1, 2010. You can participate in the 2011 Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference by submitting a short presentation proposal for consideration.

University of Kansas EcoHawks Sustainable Vehicle and K-12 Competition

The KU EcoHawks are a student group at the University of Kansas facing the challenges of a sustainable approach to automobiles and energy infrastructure. They have recycled a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle into a plug-in series hybrid vehicle that can be charged via a generator that uses 100% biodiesel created from waste cooking oil or through a solar energy filling station. Moreover, they are actively disseminating their knowledge on the K-12 level through student competitions run during the School of Engineering Exposition every Spring.

1st Annual Green Schools National Conf. MN Oct 24-26

The first annual Green Schools National Conference will take place in Minneapolis, MN, October 24-26, 2010.

Emory University program saves energy, sends money saved to Haiti

The Emory University faculty, staff, and students made an effort to save energy for the express purpose of saving money to send to Haiti for the post-earthquake relief effort.

Nevada utility efficiency incentives for schools reducing bills

Nevada utility NV Energy's Sure Bet for Schools incentive program for energy efficiency is helping the Washoe County School District reduce its energy costs.

4-H Cornell retreat participants study energy use, efficiency, careers

From June 29 to July 1, youth and adult leaders from 4-H groups across the state met at Cornell University. One group spent the entire time studying energy efficiency, energy use, bio-fuels production, and career-related information.

NYC schools can enroll in enrichment programs for fall

Solar Now is accepting applications for programs for Fall 2010. Their enrichment programs offer three 1.5 hour long sessions for each topic: renewable energy, sustainable design, estuary ecology, park ecology or ecological art.

June 2010 newsletter available for download

The June 2010 printed newsletter will be mailed to over 1000 schools, educators, and supporters. It includes articles about a model wind turbine design challenge, twittering, a document outlining how to be a contributor to our network, briefs of recent news, and a list of interesting, recently added, annotated links.

Facebook voters help Chase choose for wind ed

Until July 15, 2010, facebook users can vote for or any IRS-recognized charity in the USA. The 200 charities with the most votes will receive grants from Chase

New interactive energy ed displays for sustainable buildings from QA

QA Graphics, a provider of energy education dashboards and interactive displays for sustainable buildings has developed a module for their Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard solution that is compatible with the Tridium Niagara AX platform.

Earth Science Week 2010 Exploring Energy Contest Themes Announced

The American Geological institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2010, celebrating the theme of "Exploring Energy," October 10-16.

Aircuity to provide efficiency in new Harvard complex

The OptiNet System from Aircuity will help reduce Harvard facilities energy costs while supporting Harvard Law School efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Horizon's Clean Energy Science Kits for Teachers and Students

Preparing America for New Jobs in Renewable Energy Horizon Fuel Cell Develops Renewable Energy Science Education Kits for Teachers and Students

Applications open for M.Sc. for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland

RES-the School for Renewable Energy Science, an international graduate school based in Iceland, is now accepting applications for M.Sc. studies in Renewable Energy Science on a rolling basis for the next academic year starting in February 2011.

Energy Curriculum Published by the NorthWoods Stewardship Center

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center has recently published "Power for Change: an Energy Curriculum for Grades K-12." The 220-page curriculum provides extensive, up-to-date information on the most common renewable energy sources and systems (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and biomass) and on energy consumption, conservation, and efficiency. The curriculum includes 18 inquiry-based, hands-on lessons, 50 student handouts, a comprehensive energy glossary, and a source list.

OH school district first in US to install large-scale wind and solar

This month, workers begin installing the first panels of two new solar systems for the Upper Scioto Valley School District in McGuffey, Ohio. Expected to generate 169,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity each year, the solar systems will function alongside two 100 kW wind turbines installed in the athletic fields behind the school last year.

National Wildlife Federation offers educational resources on oil spill

National Wildlife Federation has developed a comprehensive page on the Eco-Schools USA website that will help you, your students and their families to better understand this environmental catastrophe.

Dept. of Energy offers schools free used energy equipment

The Used Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment (ERLE) Grant Program was established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to grant available excess of used energy-related laboratory equipment to middle schools, high schools, universities and colleges and other nonprofit educational institutions of higher learning in the United States for use in energy oriented educational programs.

NY Eds--Schedule your own Energy Smart Students workshop or register

Energy Smart Students workshops are absolutely FREE. All K-12 teachers in public and private schools, pre-service teachers, and other education professionals in New York are welcome. Grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 workshops can be scheduled at a convenient time and location. NYSERDA provides substitute teacher reimbursement for workshops held during school hours. seeks Pepsi popular grant for energy audit kits is in the running for popular votes for energy audit kits for NYS teachers. The kits would include infrared cameras, electricity meters, and lamp-ballast checkers.

Solar Cookfest 2010 to be part of Burgerfest in Hamburg, NY, July 17

Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs of Hamburg, NY are hosting a Burgerfest to include a Solar Cookfest, including a challenge for technology and culinary students. Trophies available for best burger and best solar cooker.

Family trek uncovers diverse energy solutions

In the May-July of 2009, a family of four travels back and forth across the US to interview various innovative players in the business of alternative and renewable energies.

Sixth annual Green Grand Prix to be held May 8, 2010 at Watkins Glen

The Green Grand Prix is based in Watkins Glen, NY and is a committee of the International Motor Racing Research Center. The Sports Car Club of America is the primary sponsor. The purpose is to promote environmentally friendly transportation through motoring events and educational outreach. For the past two years, the State of New York has recognized this effort through a Legislative Resolution.

Virtual Wind Farm Competition Energizes Students

In the winter of 2010, Schools in New York State competed to design an efficient wind farm that accounted for the local population density, proximity to high voltage power lines, road access, and even the migration patterns of birds.

Student Video Contest on the Forms of Energy

Westinghouse Electric Company, through its N-Vision Program, encourages education in science, technology and mathematics. One way that we do this is through our video contest on the forms of energy.

2010 Writing and Video Competition for Massachusetts HS Students

IMAGINING TOMORROW: ALTERNATE ENERGY FUTURES(tm) is a video and writing competition for high-school students in Massachusetts that offers teachers and students an opportunity to explore these topics within current curriculum.

Wind conference teacher scholarship deadline March 15

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) offers several scholarships to attend WINDPOWER 2010 Conference and Exhibition to be held May 23-26, 2010, in Dallas, Texas.

Student wind-poster challenge, deadline March 19 2010

Kidwind is seeking designs for an informative and attractive poster that helps to explain some aspects of wind energy science and technology. If you are chosen as the winner your poster will go into classrooms all over the US! You will be on our website! You will be famous! Winners in each category will also receive $250.

Biofuels and PV Train the Trainer series summer 2010

Current high school and two-year college science and technology instructors from across the U.S. are invited to apply.

Our Renewable Nation releases its Solar Decathlon video

We visited the Solar Decathlon in October down in Washington DC; it is a competition of homes from universities all over the world that are completely powered by the sun. The homes are assembled on the National Mall for 2 weeks and are open to the public to show just what?s possible. When built specifically with renewable energy and energy efficiency in the design, there are amazing possibilities for zero energy homes.

EIA Releases New Energy Education Resource for Teachers and Students.

Energy Explained, a new Web site that was recently launched by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), celebrates energy awareness with a comprehensive energy education resource available from the U.S. government.

Save Energy Video contest for NYS and low-cost CFLs for NYS educators

By entering the NYSERDA-sponsored Shining Example online video and essay contest, New Yorkers could win a free ENERGY STAR(r) qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) home makeover, a free Home Performance assessment, a chance to be featured in NYSERDA's next television commercial, and other prizes. Also, educators are offered low-cost CFLs for fundraisers and other school-related projects.

2010 Igniting Creative Energy competition launched

Students throughout North America can win a trip to Washington D.C., $1,000 for their school, or other prizes by submitting their creative energy ideas to the ninth annual Igniting Creative Energy (ICE) Challenge. National Energy Foundation (NEF) and Johnson Controls (JCI), the global leader in providing energy efficient solutions in buildings, invites students--kindergarten to 12th graders--to submit innovative ideas on energy and the environment to the national competition.

Classroom Earth 2010 High School Challenge offers grants up to $4k

Classroom Earth's 2010 National High School Challenge provides grants up to $4,000 to help support innovative projects to incorporate environmental education into all subject areas.

Ameri-Skills Offers ETA-Certified Turnkey Solar Training Program

Ameri-Skills Offers ETA-Certified Turnkey Solar Training Program for Universities, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, High Schools, Trade Schools, and Workforce Investment Act Programs Highlighted Links

Florida's Next Generation Solar Education Station

FPL, a Florida energy utility, is installing solar PV at six schools in FL. Part of the program includes $100,000 in teacher grants. Applications are due January 15, 2010.

NWF releases report on campus sustainability programs

The National Wildlife Federation releases a new report, Generation E, Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future, listing 35 ways students are creating a sustainable future at U.S. colleges and universities - cutting carbon emissions, saving resources and equipping the coming generation for a green energy economy.

Over 500 attend Workforce Education for Renewable Energy conference

The third New Ideas in Educating a Workforce in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Conference took place November 18-20 in Albany, NY. Attendees came from North America, England, South Africa, Australia, and Germany.

Fall 2009 newsletter available for download

The Fall 2009 printed newsletter will be mailed to over 600 schools, educators, and supporters. It includes articles about an international solar home building championship, wind roses, what is new at, a documenting outlining how to be a contributor to our network, and a list of interesting, recently added, annotated links. You can download the newsletter in PDF.

Wind roses help us analyze resources

A wind rose is a statistical tool to analyze wind data, combining speed and direction in a multi-dimensional chart that helps predict how well a wind turbine will produce energy. It is also helpful for aircraft and sea-craft pilots, kite-flying, parachuting, and more.

Solar Decathlon 2009

Interviews with students and a staff member from a couple teams competing in this year's Solar Decathlon, a challenge for college teams to design and build an energy-self-sufficient house, every two years on The Mall in Washington, DC.

2009 Clean Tech Awards to MA Science Fair Students

For the third year, The Foresight Project presented Clean Technolgy awards in conjunction with the Massachusetts States Science and Engineeering Fair.

Energy Education Mini Grants Available to Some Arizona Areas

APS and the Phoenix Suns are providing grants of up to $2,500, a total of $50,000, for energy exploration proposals of an interdisciplinary nature.

NEA Foundation Green Teaching Grants Announced

NEA has $150,000 to offer for teaching projects that integrate so-called green concepts in classroom experiences.

New York State energy education workshops this fall

A list of dozens of energy education workshops in New York State in October, 2009. Sponsored by NYSERDA, organized by Energy Smart Students, curriculum from National Energy Education Development Project.

Company supplies fundraising with energy awareness media offers quality products to promote energy conservation, recycling and other environmental causes. These products are offered to school organizations for resale as part of a fundraising program that really works.

Lighting company announces $15k prize for sustainable classroom ideas

The winning entry in the Lutron Bright Green Dream School Sustainability Challenge will receive a $15,000 sustainable classroom upgrade, to be installed in the winning school later this year. Deadline October 12, 2009.

$500 awards for NYS K-12 teachers

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering awards of up to $500 per classroom to spur creative approaches to encouraging energy-efficient behavior in school, at home, and in the community.

NYSERDA announces energy course at NYS summer camp for kids

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will offer a pilot course from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Pack Forest camp in the Adirondacks is a weekly residential camp for youth ages 12-14.

Energy summer courses for K-8 Teachers at Boston U. NE U. and Wheelock

Dr. James Hansen addresses New Hampshire Energy and CO2 issues

Paul Carr reports on James Hansen's presentation to New Hampshire, April 2, 2009. Dr. Hansen, head of NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies at Columbia University, as citizen, presses policy-makers on the adoption of severe restrictions on those producers of electricity that emit the most greenhouse gases, coal power plants.

5th Green Grand Prix to be at Watkins Glen, NY May 2

Drivers of alternate fueled vehicles, hybrids and fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered cars will have two unique opportunities to test their vehicles, and have a lot of fun while doing it, at the 5th Annual Green Grand Prix in Watkins Glen on May 2. There will also be educational displays.

Excellence in Green Building Education Awards Announced

The Excellence in Green Building Education Awards Program recognizes outstanding curriculum and teaching methods that incorporate the built environment to teach sustainability. Through recognition awards and incentive grants, the awards program aims to celebrate and disseminate replicable, innovative curricular activities in formal education settings.

Northern NY Youth Energy Fair April 24

On Friday, April 24th, the 2009 North Country Sustainable Energy Fair will open with the annual YOUTH ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO (YEEE), a Science Fair in the SUNY Canton Campus Center gymnasium from 10 to 12. Students in grades 4 through 12 may work as individuals, with a partner, with friends, or in a team or class. The winning projects in three age categories will be awarded cash prizes and will be displayed at the Energy Fair.

UPDATE: A Cross-Country Eco-Documentary for Kids

In May/June 2009, the McCullough family will be crossing the U.S. in their veg-oil powered VW Beetle to make an eco-documentary for kids about renewable energy and sustainability. Their resulting video, Our Renewable Nation, will be distributed to schools nationally with a mission to inspire and empower kids to create a renewable and sustainable future.

A Day in the Life at

Combining all the best activities of into a single day, this article paints a picture of the breadth of functions of this organization.

Informal solar barbecues will be a chance for educators to trade recipes announces an informal event for National Environmental Education Week and Earth Week, April 12-25, 2009. Educators, and anyone interested in solar cooking, are invited to hold gatherings at public parks everywhere, displaying all forms of solar cookers.

Winter 2008-2009 newsletter available for download

The Winter 2008-2009 issue of our quarterly newsletter was mailed to over 500 schools and 300 non-K-12 educators and friends. It includes articles about a new wind turbine building challenge for secondary students, awards to energy and environmental school programs from a Massachusetts agency, Solar car workshops for middle school educators, Hunter College (NYC) insolation tests, a new partnership for professional development in solar and wind in New York State, and a list of interesting, recently added, annotated links.

Wind engineering challenge for middle and high school students

The KidWind Project is excited to announce the opening of the 2009 KidWind Challenge. This design competition seeks middle and high school students interested in testing their engineering and scientific prowess as they build the most powerful and elegant student wind turbines ever constructed. In 2009, there will be three events held in New York State.

Many energy workshops for MA teachers at envir. conference March 4

The annual conference of the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society includes several opportunities for professional development related to energy. The conference will be held at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA March 4, 2009.

Mass. seeks names for award for energy and environmental teachers

Application for the 15th (2009) Annual Secretary's Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education. Deadline April 3, 2009. Open to MA teachers

Western NY Secondary Teachers Invited to Newspaper Program

NYSERDA and the Buffalo News have joined forces to offer a unique, free-of-charge program to Buffalo area middle school/high school classrooms through Newspapers in Education (NIE). NIE provides newspaper-oriented resources for schools. Participating teachers will receive a class set of newspapers over a five-day period. Using the newspapers and the "Get Energy Smart" supplement, students will complete research and writing activities designed to provide them with information on energy efficiency and energy policy.

Solar Car Project Workshops for Northeast Middle School Teachers

Come to a Junior Solar Sprint--Getting Started workshop and get set to bring the program to your kids. Workshops are designed to help prepare participants for a successful experience in leading middle school kids through Junior Solar Sprint, where middle school kids design, build and compete with model solar electric cars. Over 15,000 teachers and over 100,000 students are estimated to have participated in this exciting and highly engaging program since it began in the early 1990s.

Alt Energy Workshop for NYS Educators July 2009

The Advanced Training Workshop in Alternative Energy at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is designed to promote the understanding and use of alternative energy technologies as they pertain to both the classroom and outside world. The workshop is open to high school science teachers, pre-service science teachers, and other community educators in New York State. The goal of the workshop is to provide a background in PV, wind, and other alternative energies for use in classroom education.

Solar and Wind Ed Opportunities for Educators in NY State

Educators working in New York State will have the opportunity to attend free professional development workshops on solar and wind energy education, receive free energy education kits for their classroom, center, or institution, and complimentary accompanying curricular units.

Sun Shines Bright on Hunter College Rooftops

The Hunter Solar Project is an effort to study and to emplace solar power collectors at Hunter College in New York City. The project was initiated, and is led, by students.

Date set for 2009 northern NY youth energy and environmental expo

The date is set for the 2009 YOUTH ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO, April 24th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. YEEE is an energy science fair for students in grades 4-12and any area school or individual student can participate. The famed QUIET RIOT, a team of brothers using performance arts to teach about energy issues will perform at the 2009 YEEE ENERGY FAIR.

Illinois State Dedicates Center for Renewable Energy

Illinois State University introduces an interdisciplinary center for studying the industry of renewable energy. The university offers an undergraduate major in RE, hosts PV and wind labs, and measures wind and energy production.

Students Invited to Submit Their Creative Energy Project

A contest for students who are demonstrating an understanding of what an individual, family, or group can do in their home, school, or community to conserve energy and help the environment. Open to all students in grades K-12 in the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Deadline, March 13, 2009.

New Western Mass. Clean Energy Teacher Opportunities

Opportunities for Professional Development and Youth Achievement in Renewable Energy. The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association announces an expansion of their popular Clean Energy for a Clean Environment program (CECE) in western Massachusetts to include renewable energy learning experiences for students, teachers and youth-group leaders. Opportunities for these groups to earn certificates and patches are also available through this program, which is funded by Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO).

Fall 2008 newsletter available for download

The Fall 2008 issue of our quarterly newsletter was mailed to over 500 schools and 300 non-K-12 educators and friends. It includes an article about using an infrared camera for science, our new projects database, recently added annotated links, and other news.

Using an infrared camera to understand radiative transfer

Most people have misconceptions about the different subsets of electromagnetic radiation, misconceptions that make it difficult for them to learn about solar cooking or global warming. An infrared camera allows users to see light otherwise unseen. Infrared light is emitted by all terrestrial objects; seeing that light with a special camera helps users to understand that radiation is carrying energy from warmer objects to colder ones.

Announcing New Project Database at is adding a new section to the web site, a database of projects, to keep track of interesting ways educators are teaching about energy.

Sessions of interest planned for New York State science ed conference

Several workshops on energy and climate change are scheduled for the annual Science Teachers Association of New York State.

Hydrogen-based design contest for college students announced

The Hydrogen Education Foundation is organizing a contest for teams of college students to design a new green Student Center powered by hydrogen for the State University of New York Farmingdale Campus on Long Island, NY.

Educators Summit at US Green Build Expo Nov 21

The US Green Building Council holds its annual Green Build Expo this November in Boston. This year a special summit for educators will be held to explore ideas for integrating green building and related ideas into the curriculum. Organizers are also offering optional tours and related events.

Campus Energy and Climate Change Competition Deadline Nov. 20

The National Wildlife Federation project Chill Out provides an opportunity for college students to explore energy and climate change by considering what they can do with their campuses.

Energy ed grants for schools CT IL ME NJ NY PA and MT

Grant proposals for energy and environmental projects at schools located near Pennsylvania Power and Light, PPL, facilities will be accepted online beginning in April 2008. All applications must be received by October 15, 2008. Early submittals are encouraged. Winners will be announced in November 2008.

Graphics you and your students can use in climate change presentations

The United Nations Environment Programme offers for free use many graphical presentations of information on the environment, including a section on climate change.

Public invited to visit green buildings across MA (and US) Oct 4

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) invites the public to visit local sustainable buildings across Massachusetts to talk with energy-saving experts during the 2008 Green Buildings Open House on Saturday, October 4. The event coincides with a national tour.

Summer 2008 news available for download

This issue of our newsletter includes an article about teaching in the virtual, online reality Second Life and plenty of links and opportunities for professional development.

GM, Discovery Ed, name winners of 2008 LIVE GREEN teacher grants

Forty educators nationwide awarded $1,000 to implement inventive classroom lessons on sustainability

ATEEC offers new virtual field trips on energy and climate change

ATEEC just released 7 new virtual field trips created by environmental science instructors. These virtual field trips were created as part our annual professional development workshop- the ATEEC Fellows Institute hosted in Alaska this year. All of these are of course FREE materials from our website

Teaching about energy in a virtual, online world

Two of us at have been investigating and discussing solar and wind energy in an online meeting place called Second Life. Both of us create objects in this 3-D world that help us explain physical science concerning energy production and use. This space has new possibilities and unique limitations.

Museum of Science in Boston offers wind engineering program in school

Boston, Massachusetts--This program gives students a chance to practice the engineering design process as they test how changing aspects of a windmill blade, such as length, shape, and angle of attachment, affect its efficiency. They can also design and test their own blades, with a strong emphasis on planning and redesign.

US conference for educators, on climate change

NOAA, Sally Ride Science, Dept. of Energy, NSTA, NEEF, NASA and the US Forest Service have teamed up to offer a conference for educators on climate change on July 23 and 24 in Silver Spring, Maryland. There are still spaces available for registration and the cost is only $20, which includes meals and materials. Some travel stipends are also available. If you cannot travel to the conference, there will be a live webcast of the conference on the Sally Ride website.

NY educators needed to lead 2007-08 energy workshops

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Energy Smart Students program is looking for enthusiastic trainers to introduce our highly interactive energy curricular materials throughout the state.

Energy Education Study for 7-12 Teachers Deadline May 15

Jan DeWaters at Clarkson University's Center for the Environment, in Potsdam, NY has extended an invitation for teachers of students in grades 7 through 12 to become involved in a study funded by the National Science Foundation that looks at Energy Literacy and Energy Education in K-12 schools. The survey contains questions about energy-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, and can be completed within one 35 minute classroom period.

Green Grand Prix Showcases Alternative Transportation Technologies

The Green Grand Prix is an annual competition and educational event in Watkins Glen, New York. Drivers compete in a road rally for mileage, timing, and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. Young children enter fantastic designs of alternatively fueled vehicles. High school and college teams, and individuals, show off interesting vehicles and energy-education displays.

Summer Institute for Mass. teachers includes energy, climate, water

MITS Inc., (the Museum Institute for Teaching Science) is holding its annual Summer Institute July 7th to July 18th. The program offers K-8 teachers (MA and other states) professional development opportunities to learn inquiry-based, hands-on methods of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in nine regions of Massachusetts

Winter 2008 News available for download

This issue of our newsletter includes two articles, one about an interscholastic challenge to reduce energy, and another describing an alternative-vehicle event to occur in May. Also included are selected, annotated links recently acquired.

May 3 Green Grand Prix to Celebrate Alternate Fueled Vehicles

Entries are now being accepted for the May 3 event, a unique time-speed-distance road rally through the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. The rally is the only road rally for alternate fueled vehicles and hybrids in the United States sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America. The rally brings together a diverse mix of hybrid and alternate fueled vehicles and their owners, businesses promoting renewable energy and related products, environmental groups, students and faculty members from elementary to university level, and the general public.

Month-long interscholastic energy challenge complete

There are 39 independent schools from Maine to Florida competing in the Green Cup Challenge this year. The school that decreases its energy consumption most (as measured by percent change in campus-wide electricity use) will win the so-called Green Cup.

New Sustainable Energy Teaching Project for MA teachers

Massachusetts Teachers are invited to participate in a professional development and curriculum project where Teachers study global climate change and solutions including sustainable building and transportation and renewable energy

Junior Solar Sprint Workshops for Teachers in Northeast

Join NESEA at one of their FREE Teacher and Mentor Workshops this Winter and Spring. Workshops are designed to help prepare participants for a successful experience in leading middle school kids through Junior Solar Sprint, where kids design, build and compete with model solar electric cars. Teams can enter their cars in local design and race competitions with top winners invited to NESEA's annual championship.

National Student Sustainable Design to culminate on Earth Day in DC

Tthe People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) sustainability design competition features projects from teams of university students.

EV Challenge now SMARTT Challenge

A national alternative fuel education program is changing its name from the EV Challenge to SMARTT Challenge. SMARTT is an acronym for Students Making Advancements in Renewable Transportation Technology. A new logo also has been developed to reflect its expanded focus.

31 schools from 9 states to compete in energy challenge

This February thirty one boarding schools from New Hampshire to Deleware will compare energy use in campus buildings to baseline metrics in a competition that began at Phillips Exeter Academy (PEA), in Exeter, NH.

Registration Open: 2008 Renewable Energy Workforce Education Conf.

Registration is now open for the "New Ideas in Educating a Workforce in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency" Conference. This national conference will take place on March 19 and 20, 2008 at Hudson Valley Community College (outside of Albany, New York).

Teen-written national mag offers environmental writing award

Teen Ink, a magazine by and for teens, invites environmental articles every month. In June 2008, one of the published articles will receive an award.

UNH first U in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source

University of New Hampshire will power its campus with renewable landfill gas from the turnkey recycling and environmental enterprise facility owned By Waste Management.

Clean Energy Awards offered at 2008 MA regional science fairs

This year the Foresight Project will be giving a "Clean Energy Award" at each of the Regional Middle-School and Regional High-School fairs of Massachusetts.

Renewable Energy Prof Dev program for MA teachers gr. 5-8

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is pleased to invite Massachusetts teachers to participate in "Energy Thinking, Energy Action", an exciting new comprehensive, state-specific renewable energy education program for teachers of grades 5 - 8. This innovative unit facilitates integration of renewable energy education into your curriculum, meets the Massachusetts Science Standards, includes a curriculum and classroom kit worth over $400 plus offers 10 PDPs!

College renewable energy essay contest deadline Feb 1 2008

College students 18-24 are invited to submit an essay laying out a plan for renewable energy in America. The first prize, $10 000, will be awarded to the top three students in April.

Multitude of energy-related student and teacher competitions

A list of several competitions for students or teachers interested in energy. Many are team-based.

Awards available for MA school Energy and Envir Ed projects

MA workshop to be given on energy and datalogging

A Lexington, MA teacher will present a project his student led last year, to build a shed to display and educate students about alternative energy. The workshop will be for teachers at the Massachusetts Ag in the Classroom conference, February 9, at Baird Middle School in Ludlow, MA.

New York State energy ed workshops for 2008 announced

Workshops for educators across New York State are offered by the Energy Smart Students Program. Free curriculum materials will be included.

Local org sponsors K-12 essay and art contests for energy awareness

An environmental organization in Newton, Massachusetts, is running an energy awareness contest for a second year, seeking entries from four age-levels of youth. There will be two categories, essays and visual art.

NE schools among agencies to join partnership for greening tech assets

The State Electronics Challenge (SEC) is a voluntary program that challenges public entities at the state, regional, and local level to "green" the management of their computer assets. The program is currently in a pilot phase in ten Northeastern states.

Energy professional course for Massachusetts educators

During the spring semester of 2008, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, is offering a course, Energy and the Environment, for three graduate credits.

New York grants for K-12 energy educators

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is sponsoring the "15 by 15" Energy Education Grant Program for K-12 teachers to focus on educating students, their families, and the community on the need to reduce electricity consumption by 15%.

Westinghouse's Brighter Future grant recipients announced

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the 2007-2008 winners of its N-Visioning a Brighter Future.

National teach-in on carbon footprint Jan 2008

Focus the Nation, Jan 30-31, 2008 will be a national teach-in engaging millions of students, faculty, staff, and citizens. The forum will focus the growing concernt in the country about global warming and clean energy solutions.

Deadline approaching for Volvo environmental project award

Arranged in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) the Volvo Adventure Award rewards young people who run their own environmental projects.

US energy and environmental technology curriculum development forums

The Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center is holding two national "??Defining the Field" forums in December, 2007, to help develop the emerging fields of environmental and energy technology for technical education, in Chicago. Resulting documentation will be available online.

Green Schools Summit promotes environmental responsibility in schools

Governor Eliot Spitzer and other dignitaries presided over A New York State-sponsored summit on green schools, in Farmingdale, NY, October 15, 2007. The summit held at Farmingdale State College detailed the resources available for green construction and the importance of teaching energy efficiency and environmental responsibility in schools.

New York State teacher workshops to introduce new curriculum

Each workshop will focus on an innovative new curriculum created by the National Energy Foundation (NEF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and dissemination of supplementary educational materials and programs. All material is aligned with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) standards in Math, Science, Technology, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Family and Consumer Science, as well as New York City Scope and Sequence.

Green STEM conference for Massachusetts Teachers Oct. 26-27

Friday, Massachusetts educators will take field trips to interesting sites around Massachusetts, learning about sustainable and earth-friendly technologies, sciences, and ideas. Saturday, we will convene at Framingham State College to discuss green STEM and learn about how to learn more about green STEM in the classroom. MA teachers will receive 10 PDPs for attending both days.


NASA announced Thursday its aeronautics competition for high school and college students during the 2007-2008 academic year. Students are asked to imagine and write an essay or design a next generation aircraft that could join the commercial fleet in 2058. Energy issues are included in what should be addressed.

Museum to offer presentations on energy ahead of Altwheels festival

In anticipation of the AltWheels (Boston) Festival in late September, Museum of Science staff will make special presentations on biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, wind energy, green buildings, solar energy, and photovoltaics on the Current Science and Technology stage.

Energy and Environment course for grades 4-8 teachers in MA

A course for graduate credit at Bridgewater State College will help teachers of grades 4-8 consider energy and the environment through inquiry. Classes held at Cape Cod Community College September though November. This course will enable teachers to teach science content required by the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework.

High school students investigate tabletop wind turbine

A class at Stoughton High School learns about making electricity with wind using a tabletop device from KidWind. Joel Rubin, an Environmental Science teacher, describes the materials.

Summer 2007 Newsletter available online

The printed newsletter for Summer, 2007, includes an article about a school-hosted energy fair; a description of resources online; and the latest news headlines, forum topics, web links, and titles from our bibliography.

Energy Field Trip Guide for MA Teachers published has published, in print and on line, Learning about Energy with Field Trips, a guide to sites around Massachusetts that can host students interested in renewable energy, sustainability, and efficiency.

MA voc-tech school hosts energy fair

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, Upton, MA, holds a fair to explore renewable energy. Vendors and organizations display energy efficient vehicles, renewable energy systems, financial incentives, and innovative ideas for saving energy.

Energy and waste workshop announced for MA teachers

Massachusetts WasteWise Forum to include Performing a greenhouse gas inventory and how to calculate emissions; Energy Star Program; College and University Energy Challenge; Instituting a corporate climate change initiative; Tour of Worcester State College new single-stream recycling.

Links by region and state allow teachers to find local resources

Links at are being organized via a relational database so that there are several ways an educator can access useful information.

IMAGINING TOMORROW Video and Creative Writing Program Winners

Close to one hundred students, parents, teachers and guests were on hand at Genzyme Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA on Friday morning, May 11, to view the creations of the finalists and to be present for the announcement of the winners in the 2007 IMAGINING TOMORROW: ALTERNATE ENERGY FUTURES contest.

Editorial--Lights and Inquiry

The editor describes questions we can ask our students to set them on a path of inquiry. He discusses flicker, efficacy, and the myth of vast energy use at startup.

Spring 2007 Newsletter available online

The printed newsletter for Spring, 2007, includes an article about lights and inquiry; a description of resources online; and the latest news headlines, forum topics, web links, and titles from our bibliography.

Small wind turbine installation course announced, Cape Cod

In June, interested homeowners, businesses, and contractors will have a rare opportunity to learn first hand how to properly site, specify, permit, and install a residential scale wind energy system by participating in week long workshop organized by Cape and Islands Self-Reliance. The workshop is part of a broader workforce development effort of the Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative among whose participants are: Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod Economic Development Council, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Clean Energy Design, and the Cape's two regional technical high schools.

Searsburg, VT wind farm tours this summer

The Renewable Energy Tours at Green Mountain Power Corporation's Wind Farm in Searsburg, Vermont are back for 2007!

Wheaton (MA) College Hosts Coldframe Contest for Norton Middle School

Wheaton College students mentor students from Norton Middle School as they build coldframes to temper winter weather.

Come see awards for Imagining Tomorrow sustainable future contest

Imagining Tomorrow: Alternate Energy FuturesTM is a creative writing contest for high-school students, piloted in Massachusetts in the spring of 2006. This school-year's awards will be announced/celebrated at the Genzyme Corporation building in Cambridge, MA May 11.

International Environmental Project Contest

Arranged in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) the Volvo Adventure Award rewards active young people creating their own environmental projects. We are now searching for the 2008 winners.

Target ReDESIGN Your School Contest $10k scholarship

Retailer Target, Inc. and the American Architectural Foundation recently announced a $10,000 scholarship contest, the 2007 Redesign Your School Contest for students in grades 9-12. The goal is to design the ideal 21st century learning space.

350 HS students to compete at 2007 MA Envirothon May 10

More than 350 Bay State high school students from some 60 public and private schools across the commonwealth are expected to compete in the 20th annual Massachusetts Envirothon on Thursday, May 10th at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Mass.

MA ag teachers workshop series to include renewables, local food links

Among several workshops this summer, Massachusetts Ag in the Classroom has organized "Local Food and Renewable Energy," August 7, an introduction to solar greenhouses, no-till farming, photovoltaics, solar thermal systems, renewable fuels, and energy-efficient construction.

MA Content Institute for teachers on Alt Energy this summer

This summer session for Massachusetts teachers grade 6-12, July 30-?August 3, August 6-10, will help participating teachers develop an in-depth understanding of Alternative Energy and how it is related to Physical Science and Technology/Engineering standards.

Save the date--3rd Solar Field Day June 16 2007, Beverly, MA

Educational displays, fun, food, music, and tours of the erstwhile-largest PV array in the Northeast.

2nd Annual International Youth Fuel Cell Competition planned for Oct

Held in conjunction with the Fuel Cell Seminar, the 2007 International Youth Fuel Cell Competition will be held in San Antonio, Texas October 12 -18. High School students from around the world will compete in three events, the Global Academic Bowl, the Hydrogen Timepiece, and the Model Car Competition.

Global Warming Youth Summit to be hosted by MIT

Students--Come to A Free Youth Summit Saturday, May 19th 2007 at MIT's Building 34 from 8:30 to 5:00!

New Hampshire to celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week Apr 30-May 4

Air Quality Awareness Week, April 30 to May 4 New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will host two open houses at its air monitoring stations in Portsmouth and Lebanon. This article includes suggestions for educational activities.

Boston Herald kicks off series on Global Warming and Local Solutions

This week long series featured in the Boston Herald began on April 9th with a 12-page pull-out section on climate change. Students are using published facts, projections and predictions to comprehend the warming trend facing today'??s scientists - and all of us.

Volunteer at Junior Solar Sprint locals and championship

Lend a hand for a day, see award winning model solar cars in action, and contribute to the ongoing success of this highly engaging educational program for middle school kids. JSS is run on mostly volunteer efforts, and many hands make light work and loads of fun at local area events all over the Northeast, and at the Championship in Springfield, MA, Sunday, June 10, 2007.

One week renewable energy and sailing school, Wiscasset, ME summer 07

A 1-week course for ages 13-15, at Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, ME. Students will study sailing, cook with the sun, charge batteries with the sun, and take a 3-day sailing trip along the beautiful coast of Maine.

Sustainable Energy Conf. May 12, Wiscasset, ME

"Discovering personal strategies to address global warming," promises a flyer for the Chewonki Sustainable Energy Conference 2007, to be held May 12, 2007 in Wiscasset, ME.

Green Grand Prix, Watkins Glen July 6, to include Student Design Contest, Expo, and Rallies

The Green Grand Prix is an educational and competitive event held each year and is jointly sponsored by the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, and the Glen Region chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. The 2007 Green Grand Prix will be held on Friday, July 6th and will consist of an 80 mile SCCA road rally circulating Seneca Lake, a group forum on issues relating to alternate fuel vehicles and hybrids, and a display of fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. A children'??s tent as well as live music will be included at the display area. Students will participate in this year's Green Grand Prix with rally cars, project cars, and an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Design Contest.

Museum of Science, Boston, Summer Course on Energy

An "Environmental Science" course with a focus on energy and materials resources, conserving, and recycling, will be offered at the Museum of Science July 23-27, grades 7-9. Also offered, an electricity course for grades 5-9.

Science Curriculum Planning Assistance at Museum of Science, Boston

Bring yourself or a team of up to eight to work at the Lyman Library this summer. Whether you are looking for new classroom activities, entire units, or background material, our library is the place to start your search. The library staff will assist you or your team in selecting appropriate materials for review. All teams are welcome to borrow materials from the library, and the majority of the materials in the collection do circulate. Wireless Internet and photocopy resources are available. Certificates of attendance will be offered. Half or full day sessions are available. There is no fee for this resource. Parking is included.

Survey of Energy Education Programs--Degrees and Certificates

ATEEC is conducting a brief, ongoing survey to collect information on associate degree and certificate energy programs offered throughout the nation. The information gathered from the survey will be used to update a list of energy programs to be posted on ATEEC'??s Web site.

Manatee District makes history with America's first hybrid schoolbuses

A feeling of pride and a sense of the pioneering spirit were in the air on the morning of March 9, 2007 when the Manatee (Florida) County School District became the first school district in the country to incorporate hybrid buses into its fleet under the Plug-In Hybrid Electric School Bus Project.

May is National Bike Month

The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 14-18 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 18.

Yestermorrow Design Build School Summer Courses

ENERGY STAR enables bulk purchasing tool, useful for schools

Do you want to buy ENERGY STAR-qualified products in bulk at competitive prices? If so, check out the ENERGY STAR Bulk Purchasing Tool, a Web-based tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy that connects buyers with suppliers.

Change a Light for National Environmental Education Week

National Environmental Education Week to Serve as Pledge Driver for Change a Light, Change the World campaign.

Solar hot water panels constructed by Engineering and Design Class

Students of a course in engineering and design at Peabody (MA) High School constructed a set of four modules that use sunlight to heat water.

Cummins Approves B20 Biodiesel Blends for Engines [incl. Schoolbuses]

Cummins Inc. approved (for warranty purposes and such) the use of a 20 percent biodiesel blend in its current diesel engines, used to power a wide range of vehicles including medium and heavy duty trucks, motor homes, school buses, fire and emergency vehicles, and urban buses and shuttles. This means operators can rest assured that there is no risk of problems with the manufacturer when considering this cleaner fuel for use in their fleets.

NESEA Completes Energy Science Curriculum For Pennsylvania Schools

Energy Thinking is a new educational unit on energy for grades 5-8 that the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association has just completed for teachers in Pennsylvania.

NESEA Building Energy Conference

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association organized workshops, sessions, a trade show, talks, a public forum on wind power, and an auction at this annual conference for designers, architects, trades-people, and the public on sustainable building.

Call for National Solar Tour organizers, sites

The 12th annual ASES National Solar Tour, "Real Places for Real People," is scheduled for October 6, 2007 and throughout the autumn months. To help expand this event, ASES is seeking new tour organizers nationwide.

Students hold panel discussion after showing climate change movie

Students at the Dexter and Southfield School in Brookline, MA invited the public to a showing of An Inconvenient Truth, followed by questions put to a panel of experts. Students gave informational materials and compact fluorescents to particpants.

Chemists celebrate Earth Day with K-12 haiku contest

American Chemical Society is sponsoring a contest for K-12 students to create haiku about chemicals appropriate for Earth Day.

National Environmental Education Week April 15-22 2007

Participate in the single, largest environmental education event in US history.

Update--Imagining Tomorrow contest deadline March 18

Massachusetts students and educators are reminded that the deadline for Imagining Tomorrow essay entries are due by March 18. The awards reception will be at Genzyme's awesome office building in Cambridge, MA, May 11.

Winter 2006-2007 newsletter available online

The printed newsletter for Fall, 2006, includes an article about solar cookers; a description of resources online; and the latest news headlines, forum topics, web links, and titles from our bibliography.

Cook outside with the sun on a below-freezing day

The author describes how he cooked outside without fuel, when the ambient temperature was a few degrees below freezing. The kicker? The vegetables went straight from the freezer to the solar cooker!

Connecticut students climate change contest

A Cool $10,000 Opportunity for Connecticut Students Connecticut middle and high school students can put the freeze on global warming and win valuable awards. Deadline Feb 28, 2007. Registration deadline has passed.

DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition Due Feb 12

$20000 in awards for essays from grades 7-12, discussing science or technology. Deadline for entries, February 12, 2007.

Red, White and Green grants for U.S. Youth

Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute announce the second round of the Red, White and Green Climate Change Grant. This opportunity offers $500 to young people in the United States between the ages of 15-25 and to organizations that engage youth ages 15-25.

Cape Cod Energy Education Conference March 8

Hyannis, March 8, 2007; A conference for educators, just $25 including materials and lunch. Join us for a day of hands-on activities and engaging conversation surrounding the field of energy., how we use it, and how we teach it, just for educators!

Virtual Field Trip about Renewable Energy by Bureau of Land Management

Register now for a virtual field trip available February 13, 2007, online at, about renewable energy, presented by the US Bureau of Land Management.

Massachusetts Environmental Ed. Soc. annual conference March 7 Worc.

Join your fellow teachers both formal and informal, museum and nature center staff, and everyone who is dedicated to providing experiences that educate, excite and commit all generations to preserve the environment and to promote its responsible use.

2007 MA Secretary's Awards for Excellence in Environment Education

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2007 Secretary's Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education. Deadline for submitting your application is March 16th at the close of business.

My NASA Data Teacher Workshop grs 6-12, VA, Jul 29-Aug 3 2007

NASA Langley Research Center will host a hands-on workshop designed for the grade 6-12 educator. The workshop will focus on the implementation and use of Earth system science data sets developed for the pre-college education community as part of the MY NASA DATA program.

Green Building Conference, March, Boston

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association presents this annual conference for green building practitioners and educators, three days of workshops, speeches, and exhibits about sustainable architecture and technology.

Clean energy and climate writing and video contests for youth in Mass.

Massachusetts only: Announcing WRITING and VIDEO CONTESTS on clean energy and global climate, for high school age students-a fun and educational way to enhance classroom learning without adding to the teacher's workload! Cash awards for fifteen finalists. Please note that student collaborations are more than welcome on both writing and video entries. Deadline for entries is March 18, 2007, so there is still plenty of time-we look forward to your entries.

EPA announces new climate change kit for high-school students

US EPA: Climate CHECK is a free, user-friendly, Excel-based kit that teaches high-school students about the science, drivers, and impacts of climate change and provides them with the knowledge, tools, and resources to increase climate-change awareness and to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their school.

Interested in Renewable project larger than 10kW at your (MA) school?

MA Technology Collaborative is accepting grant applications for development of eligible renewable energy projects with greater than 10 kilowatts of nameplate capacity that are located at commercial, industrial, institutional, and public facilities that will consume more than 25% of the renewable energy generated by the project on-site.

Thacher Award 2007 to students who use remote sensing

The 2007 Thacher Scholars Award will be awarded to secondary school students (grades 9-12) designing and conducting the best projects using satellite remote sensing of the Earth.

600 kW Wind Turbine Sited at Worcester School

Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Makes Major Investment To Build First Wind Turbine In Worcester at Holy Name High School $575,000 grant to defray costs of 600-kilowatt turbine

Green Schools in MA

The MTC Board of Directors recently approved a new round of funding for the Green Schools Initiative. Working with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), the Initiative will provide public benefits services and/or grants for renewable energy systems to school districts which are planning to build new schools or undertaking major renovations or additions to existing schools.

Imagining Tomorrow, Alt. Energy Futures HS contest

Imagining Tomorrow: Alternate Energy Futures student contests: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) in conjunction with The Foresight Project is happy to announce that the Imagining Tomorrow: Alternate Energy Futures student contests will be held again this school year. All high-school students, including public, private, and home-school students, are eligible to enter. In addition to the creative writing contest piloted last year, videos will also be included this year.

Middle School Math and Science Conference for New England Dec 11-12 06

New England League of Middle Schools "It's All About Learning" Math and Science Conference Dec 11, 12 2006. will exhibit on the 12th.

Fall 2006 newsletter available online

The printed newsletter for Fall, 2006, is available for download online. If you are not on the mailing list, you can request a free subscription by sending us a note.

Volvo Adventure environmental competition for youth teams

Volvo Adventure is an international, youth-team competition for practical, environmental projects. Prizes go up to $10k and a trip to Sweden. The deadline for submission is in January, 2007.

Cape Cod area Junior Solar Sprint Leaders Workshop Dec 13 2006

What: Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) Teachers' Professional Workshop Where: Waquoit Bay Research Reserve in East Falmouth Date: Wednesday December 13th, 2006 Time: 4-8pm

Cancelled Nov 5-7 Energy in Schools Conference

NYSERDA has made the very difficult decision not to hold the Energy in Schools Conference, scheduled for Rochester, November 5th through the 7th, due to an unacceptably low response/registration.

Global Challenge for collaborative studies

In the Global Challenge, teams of US high school students collaborate with international counterparts from October to May to address global climate change. Students strengthen skills in math, science, engineering, and critical thinking, while learning about global business practices. Register by December 15.

New Issue of Energy Ed Resources Compendium from US DOE

The US Dept. of Energy's Energy Information Administration publishes a yearly guide to resources for educators, K-12. The 2006-2007 booklet is available free in print or download form.

U. New Hampshire publishes brochure about studying carbon footprint

The New Hampshire Carbon Challenge is a UNH initiative to encourage New Hampshire households to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000 pounds per year (a 12% reduction for a typical household). Middle school and high school students can take the Carbon Challenge on behalf of their families, and in the process gain a better understanding of how their family consumes energy and thus their carbon footprint.

Clean Energy Fair Gloucester October 28 2006

Clean Energy Fair October 28th ( 9 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.) 2006 Gloucester High School Field House 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA In conjunction with the 12th Annual Health Fair will have a table there.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge, Boston Nov 27 06

Monday, November 27, 2006, the Materials Research Society fall conference will host a competition for high school teams who will design, build, fuel, and race fuel cell cars the size of a shoebox.

Energy workshops at MA Science Teachers Nov 2,3 2006

Brian Flaherty of Wayland MS is offering a workshop about building a model solar car. Don Donovan of Thayer Academy is facilitating a review of energy activities implemented since last conference. Shawn Reeves of is offering a review of successful methods of introducing energy production and use to courses. Register at

Search energy research back to 1948

Energy Citations, from the US Dept. of Energy, contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates. See full story for links and examples.

October 4, 2006 is Energy Star Change a Light Day

Energy Star offers materials for all ages on its web site. Some materials available pre-printed for free.

National Conference for Educators and Trainers in Renewables

Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, will host a conference for educators in the technical fields of renewable energy, November 8-10, 2006. The title is "Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workforce Conference."

Funds for K-12 Field Trips

Target is offering up to 800 grants of $1000 each to educators in the US, to cover field-trip-related costs such as tickets, transportation, resources, and supplies. Due Nov 1, 2006.

Girl Scouts to present wind power, Hadley, MA Sep 27 2006

This presentation by two HS students will demonstrate power sources and requirements, and feature wind power. Goodwin Memorial Library in Hadley, MA, Wednesday September 27, 6:30-7:30 PM. FREE and open to all kids in grades 5 - 6.

NASA/NSTA Symposium: Living and Working in Space: Energy

NSTA is partnering with NASA to present an exciting Symposium for grade 4-9 educators on the topic of living and working in space! The Symposium will be held at NSTA's Area Conference on Science Education in Baltimore, MD, Sat Nov 4 2006 8:00A-12:30P

MIT Museum Free Soapbox series on Energy this fall

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's MIT Museum hosts scientists debating futures, this fall focusing on energy futures. Oct 18, 25; Nov 1; all events free, 6-7:30 PM

Altwheels will include energy education component

Altwheels, an annual event in Boston, MA, this September, will include an Energy Freedom Trail, featuring a stop for educators. A solar micro-car race and other relvant events will take place. Volunteers are needed.

MA Envirothon 2007 Topic: Conservation and Renewable Energy in MA

Two free workshops will be held this fall to orient coaches and teams to the Massachusetts Envirothon program. An Orientation Workshop for Coaches will be held on Thursday, Sep 28, 2006, and one for coaches and students Nov 16. This workshop will feature an overview and introduction to the eco-stations test sites which combine the topic areas of water, forestry, soils and wildlife and will also offer resource materials and an overview of this year's current issue topic, Conservation and Renewable Energy in Massachusetts Communities.

NH Teachers--Relate renewables and other env topics to NH Standards

RSVP by Sep 15, 2006 for this workshop connecting Environmental Education and the New Hampshire Frameworks for Science Literacy (the new state science standards.) Free for members, or $20 includes workshop and membership to Project Learning Tree, a program for environmental education.

Environmentally Preferable Products Vendor Fair, Worcester, MA Oct 25 06

Oct 25 fair mostly for public purchasers, such as schools and other government buildings. Worcester, MA. Find recycled products like carpet and paper, environmentally sound choices. Register today at

Energy super-hero needed

The Alliance to Save Energy created a site where scholars can propose super-heroes with super-powers to reduce pollution, fuel use, and energy waste. Related public service messages available.

Linking renewable energy to MA curriculum frameworks

The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative hosts a web page linking renewable energy to the state curriculum frameworks:

Hybrid school buses to arrive in 11 states this school-year

11 states are to be awarded 19 hybrid diesel-electric buses this year. The buses are manufactured by IC Corporation (International Truck and Engine Corp.) with Enova Systems' drive packages, an 80 kW electric motor and a V8 diesel engine.

Earth's Resources Photo Contest 2006

American Geological Institute is sponsoring a photography contest in order to encourage the public to photograph images for the theme of, "Using and Studying Earth's Resources." Take pictures of students learning about Earth science or people using natural resources for energy, housing, apparel, or other uses. Deadline October 5, 2006

Ipswich MA Green Car and Transportation Festival July 29, 2006

There will be a green car festival at the Town Hall in Ipswich, MA, July 29, 2006. Organized by Ipswich Citizens Advocating Renewable Energy, the festival will feature alternative fuels, hybrid cars, fun, talks, and music.

WVO Bus crossing US this summer

A team of students from Dartmouth College is driving a bus, running on waste vegetable oil and solar electricity, across the country. A map with dates of appearances is available on their web site.

Climate Change Content Institute for MA teachers

Climate Change and Coastal Communities Summer Science Content Institute for Mass. Middle & High School Teachers, given on the North Shore.

April-May 2006 Newsletter Available for Download

The printed newsletter for April-May, 2006, is available for download online. If you are not on the mailing list, you can request a free subscription by sending us a note.

Feb-Mar 2006 Newsletter Available for Download

A special issue of the newsletter about books for energy education is available for free download. You can request a free subscription from

June MIT energy course for college upperclassmen

energy & climate: toward sustainable systems A one-week course for advanced undergraduates in Greater Boston June 11-16, 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts A one-week course for advanced undergraduates in Greater Boston. Rolling admissions.

North Shore area, Mass, summer inst. for educators; energy and more

Museum Institute for Teaching Science is holding summer institutes in nine regions of MA, for K-8 science, math, classroom, special education, pre-service, and substitute teachers. Aides, curriculum specialists, home schoolers, and administrators are welcome.

Global Change Scientists workshop August 3, 4, Framingham State College

For teachers, especially middle school science and social studies. A two-day workshop, $175; August 3,4.

Climate Change Research Podcasts from UNH

The Climate Change Research Center at the University of New Hampshire is producing a monthly podcast entitled ClimateCast, featuring scientific articles, interviews, and a question and answer segment. It was developed for high school students.

NY Teachers' Wind Workshops this summer

Five workshops by KidWind will show middle school teachers how to offer students a design challenge. The Summer 2006 workshops for NY teachers are sponsored by NYSERDA. Registration is limited.

Renewable Energy Fair at GreEnergy Park, Beverly, MA June 17

The new GreEnergy Park at Beverly (MA) High School, June 18, 2006, will host a festival featuring music, solar power, and public education. The price is $5, refundable by to MA school-teachers. Also, a prize for the first 24 teachers.

MIT Commits to Energy Research, Education

In a public forum, MIT President Susan Hockfield and and two dozen faculty members presented a report and a new initiative to study and teach the science, technology, engineering, economics, and policy of energy.

Southeast Massachusetts Junior Solar Sprint!

Teams from southeast Massachusetts are welcome to attend the 3rd annual Cape and Islands Junior Solar Sprint! Race day is June 3rd, rain or shine, from 9am-1pm at Cape Cod Community College. For more information check out

MIT Energy Forum May 3

The MIT President's Office invites you to a day-long forum showcasing MIT energy research and the results of a comprehensive analysis of MIT's unique strengths in contributing solutions to the world energy crisis.

MA schools expected to teach about energy, renewables.

Climate Change in Long Island Sound presentation Norwalk CT Apr 24

Notes available from Harvard series on Future of Energy

NASA NSTA web seminar on energy needs in space, Apr May 06

Come celebrate National Environmental Education Week!

Population Workshop June 26 2006 Hampshire College

Short story contest (MA only) on alternative energy future

Cleaner Car Drivers' Rally

Celebrate Solar on Boston Schools April 3

New Environmental Science Curriculum looking for classroom examples

Climate Change Backpack Teacher Workshop at NE Aquarium April 4

Concept of Energy Workshop for MS Teachers March 28 and April 4

Podcasts on Energy Surfacing

MA Marine Science Conference to include Wave Energy presentation

Three more Renewable, afternoon courses in Harwich, MA for educators

Clean Green Power Patch for All Mass. Girl Scouts Free!

Tufts Wind Power Workshop

Climate study educator workshop Hampton, Virginia Mar 10

January Newsletter available for download

MA Ag classroom conf. Feb 11 to include renewable workshop.

Roundup of statewide and regional energy education programs.

Junior Solar Sprint Workshop Boston Feb 4

Ways Physics Teachers Save Energy

One physics teacher discusses thinking about energy in everyday life.

Forum Experience: "Rethinking Urban Transportation: The Future"

Building Energy Conference features free public forum March 7

Boston Regional Science Bowl Feb 18 2006

ALERT. Global Warming Class Postponed from Jan 5 to Jan 12

ETO News: December Print Issue Available Online

ETO News: Oct-Nov 05 Print Issue Available Online

Museum of Science, Boston, looking to add instructors, courses; summer

Middle-Grades Teachers: Junior Solar Sprint Workshops Across Northeast

Boston forum on grants for renewable projects

Winter 06 Renewable Energy workshops free to teachers, Harwich MA

ASE Green Schools/Green Campus Newsletter Issue 32

UNH to offer Energy and Environment Course

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars Spring 2006 UMass Amherst

MA Envirothon Workshop for coaches and interested parties Nov 15 '05

FREE Hydrogen Fuel Cells Workshop, Northampton, MA Dec 10, 2005

UPDATED: Free Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge and Workshop for HS Student Teams

Solar Shingles for Schools and Homes

ETO News: September Print Issue Available Online

Green Buildings open their doors across Northeast Saturday Oct 1

Kidwind--More Workshops, New Materials

2005 Green Buildings Open House October 1 all over Northeast

"Change a Light Change the World" Day is October 5, 2005

Video Interviews betw. Classrooms and Global Change Scientists Avail.

Meet Climate Change Scientists Oct. 6 at U RI Narragansett

Free Posters on Renewable Energy Available in MA

Engineering is Elementary Prof. Dev. Workshop on Simple Machines etc.

Photos and Movies of Junior Solar Sprint 2005 Here

Presentation on Hull Wind to be Given at Cambridge Forum July 14

Book Reviews: The End of Oil (Roberts); The Hydrogen Economy (Rifkin)

A few spaces still available for July workshop, Harwich, MA

Grant deadline for EPA Biodiesel Buses

ETO News: June 2005 Print Issue Available Online

Climate Change Summer Course for Secondary School Teachers

Annenberg/CPB Free Workshop on Concept of Energy

Junior Solar Sprint Northeast Championship Sunday

NE Aquarium Interdisciplinary Content Institute

Volunteers Still Needed for May 21Junior Solar Sprint Boston

Climate Change Workshop for MA teachers with PDPs, Stipend

Summer Workshops for High School and Community College Educators

Fitchburg Offers Renewable Content Institute in June

NE Assn. Chemistry Teachers Summer Conference Aug 1-4, 2005

MA PDPs Available at Tsongas Center, Home to Water Power History

North Country, NY Free PV Workshop at Energy Fair June 11

New Set of KidWind Workshops

Earth Science Opportunity for MA secondary teachers

NESEA's Tour de Sol, Saratoga Springs May 13-16

Gr 7-10 Teachers, Clean Energy Institute

New ETO Website's Sparkly Features

Christa McAuliffe Center Offers Energy PDPs

Summer Content Institutes Sponsored by MTC RET

Summer course for Graduate Credit in Physics, Education

Free: Renewable Energy for Grades 3-8

Junior Solar Sprint Races Again

NOAA Climate Education Fellowship Program

Summer Institutes for Teaching Science K-8

Climate Change Backpack Training by NESCC

HOBO Energy Challenge, Ongoing

Printed Issue-Winter 2004-05

Field Trip Guide, Call for Submissions

MA Course on Tech/Eng, MOS Looking for Participants

Printed Issue-Fall 2004

Opinion of the Editor: Collaboration

A Sunny Day for Junior Solar Sprint


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