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Energy Education Program

Energy Education Program

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, hands-on activities in the classroom and curriculum aligned with the Nebraska State Standards for Science. Educators are invited to participate in a FREE Energy Education virtual workshop that provides training on a variety of energy topics, including training on hands-on classroom STEM kits to share with their students.

To learn more about the program and teacher training, click here.

Ready to bring energy to life in your classroom? Sign up for one of our virtual workshops below. 

Virtual Workshop Schedule:

The workshop provides professional development credits, as well as a stipend for attendees or substitute reimbursement.

June 7, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. via Zoom
Register by May 17th
(Stipend provided)
Register now

Classroom learning opportunities- Windy Wonders: Where does wind come from and how do we harness it to work? Students will learn the basics of wind energy and create their own weightlifter turbine. So Into Solar: Solar energy is our most abundant energy source. Students will learn how to use energy from the sun to do work and create their own solar oven. Energy Source Exploration: Energy comes from a variety of sources. Students will create displays on energy sources and present the information they've learned to their classmates and OPPD staff. Energy Efficiency & Conservation: Saving energy in our homes and schools is something all of us can do. Students will learn about energy efficiency and conservation while creating their own Energy House. Careers in Energy: The energy industry offers a wide variety of career options, from line workers to customer service reps to accountants. Invite and Energy Professional to your classroom to speak about their career.

For more information about the program or to sign up for program updates, please email our Energy Advisor at