Conocophillips To Host An Energy Education Workshop In Linden

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LINDEN–ConocoPhillips and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project will host an energy education workshop on March 21 at the Bayway Refinery. Up to 40 New Jersey area primary and secondary level teachers are expected to attend.

ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship of the NEED Project aims to improve energy knowledge in America’s communities and schools. This upcoming workshop supports New Jersey area teachers with the training and curriculum materials needed to lead their students in innovative thinking and creative dialogue about energy. The curriculum emphasizes all sources of energy and explains the importance of using energy wisely.

At the workshop, a NEED energy education trainer will explain the science of energy using experiments, research and analysis activities that make learning about energy fun and relevant for students in grades K through 12. Each educator receives a class-set of NEED-developed, state-correlated curriculum that expands and increases students’ energy knowledge. Participants will receive a Science of Energy kit with hands-on experiments that explore the forms of energy and energy transformations to use in their classrooms.

“ConocoPhillips’ generous investment in energy education will help address educators’ growing demands for quality energy curriculum and training for tomorrow’s workforce,” said Mary Spruill, executive director of the NEED Project. “We consider an energy-literate public the pathway to overcoming the energy challenges of the future.”

Since 2008, ConocoPhillips and NEED have educated more than 3,500 educators through this sponsorship. This year, ConocoPhillips will host 26 workshops across the U.S. for more than 1,000 educators.

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