For the last ten years, ConocoPhillips has been helping provide math and science teachers with resources they can use to teach science and energy thanks to a collaboration with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project.
NEED is a non-profit organization focused on teaching teachers and students about energy. Each year, NEED conducts workshops for elementary, intermediate and high school math and science teachers. During the workshops, teachers receive hands-on training and materials they can incorporate into their classrooms. Topics range from energy production, energy conservation to alternative energy sources. In addition, teachers learn about exploration, production and the various ways oil and natural gas are used in our daily lives. At the conclusion, teachers receive five, age-appropriate kits and experiments they can use in their classrooms.
Workshops are available at no cost to participating teachers, and schools are reimbursed for the cost of the substitute teacher.
Since 2007, ConocoPhillips has sponsored NEED workshops in 95 cities throughout 35 states. More than 6,000 educators have attended a workshop, and more than 5 million students have learned about energy over the life of the program. Recently, ConocoPhillips awarded NEED $250,000 to continue its activities.
Numerous workshops will be held across the country in 2018. To sign up for a NEED workshop, visit need.org/training.
2018 Workshop Locations
August 29, 2018 Baton Rouge, LA
September 11, 2018 Houston, TX
September 18, 2018 Lake Charles, LA
September 19, 2018 Midland, TX
September 19, 2018 Bartlesville, OK
September 25, 2018 Alton, IL
September 25, 2018 Carson, CA
September 26, 2018 Carlsbad, NM
October 2, 2018 Thornton, CO
October 3, 2018 Linden, NJ
October 3, 2018 Ponca City, OK
October 3, 2018 San Antonio, TX
October 4, 2018 George West, TX
October 4, 2018 Aurora, CO
October 9, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA
October 10, 2018 Bismarck, ND
October 17, 2018 Boston, MA
October 19, 2018 Pittsfield, MA
October 23, 2018 Billings, MT
October 25, 2018 Gonzales, LA
October 30, 2018 Mars, PA
December 4, 2018 Odessa, TX