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Energy Education Program

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Energy Education Program


OPPD and our partners at the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project are excited to bring to life the Energy Education Program for educators in the OPPD service territory.

How it works:

The Energy Education Program is a STEM, project-based program that combines energy workshops for teachers and hands-on lessons with activities in the classroom, all FREE of charge.

The curriculum the program uses is aligned with the Nebraska State Standards for Science. Educators are invited to participate in Bi-Annual Teacher Workshops that provide training on a variety of energy topics, including training on hands-on classroom STEM kits to share with their students. Teachers can also request OPPD's Energy Educator, Mr. E, to come out and teach hands-on lessons about solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency and conservation or the energy source exploration. Learn more about Mr. E.

To request a classroom visit:

Request a classroom visit

If you have questions, please contact OPPD Energy Educator Eric BenSalah at

2024 Teacher Workshops

Check back for Fall Teacher Workshop Information
2024 OPPD Level 1 Energy Education Teacher Workshop – Omaha, NE

Attendees will learn The Science of energy, how local energy generation looks, energy efficiency and conservation, energy career explorations and more.

Check back for Fall Teacher Workshop Information
2024 OPPD Level 2 Energy Education Teacher Workshop – Omaha, NE

Attendees who have attended the Level 1 workshop before are encouraged to attend this Level 2 workshop for a deeper dive. Teachers in this workshop will learn about how electrical circuits work and how the grid works with a math focused game, how everyone’s energy choices are made in our daily lives, energy efficiency and more. 

Learn more about the program and teacher training:

Energy Education Program Flyer


Classroom learning opportunities: Windy Wonders; So Into Solar; Energy Source Exploration; Energy Efficiency & Conservation; Careers in Energy