Science & Energy Organizations


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CEEIN Logo California Environmental Education Interagency Network - The California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN) is a consortium of environmental educators representing California state departments, boards, and commissions of the Department of Education, California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), and the California Resources Agency with oversight responsibility to protect California's environment.

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Environmental Education Council for the Californias
- The Environmental Education Council for the Californias (EECC) is a bi-national network of environmental research, policy, outreach, advocacy and grassroots hands-on organizations. The Council has the mission of advancing a culture of sustainability in the region by addressing the environmental, economic and social access issues surrounding environmental education in the Californias and focusing on increasing environmental awareness and understanding and the subsequent behavior leading to responsible action for the environment. The EECC's draws its expertise from environmental education professionals throughout the region whose work is based on recent, high-quality scientific inquiry into the region's environmental challenges.


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Collaborative for High Performance Schools
- "High Performance School" refers to the physical facility. Good teachers and motivated students can overcome inadequate facilities and perform at a high level almost anywhere, but a well-designed facility can truly enhance performance and make education a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. A high performance school is healthy, comfortable, well lit, and resource efficient.

CHPS is helping school districts and design teams bring better performance into the classroom to improve the over-all quality of education for California's children.



logo for Energy Smart Schools

EnergySmart Schools was founded in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is managed by DOE's Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs, and operated through the program, Rebuild America.

Rebuild America helps schools and other building operators create local partnerships to plan and implement cost-saving building improvements using energy efficiency and renewable energy. More than 240 such community partnerships have already been formed, involving 2,000 schools. The program also has national partners, businesses and other organizations, that support school energy improvements nationwide.

Both Rebuild America and its EnergySmart Schools effort share information and resources with other DOE programs affecting schools: Clean Cities, which focuses on alternatively fueled buses; the President's Million Solar Roofs Initiative, aimed at increasing use of solar technologies; the State Energy Program, a DOE grant program administered through state energy offices; and ENERGY STAR®, a joint DOE/EPA program focused on building energy performance improvements.

For more information about EnergySmart Schools, check their website or call DOE's hotline at 1-800-DOE-3732.


NTTI National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) - The National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) provides teachers with the vision, strategies, and resources they need to make dynamic use of classroom technology. While many school districts have invested in computers, modems, and video equipment, too few offer teachers the support and training they need to use these tools well. Through NTTI, teachers train teachers to use emerging technologies. Though inherently a professional development program aimed at serving educators, NTTI's ultimate beneficiaries are the millions of students these teachers inspire


Other Organizations Arranged Alphabetically

  • Academy of Energy - site presents energy-related activities and lessons for teachers and students. Sponsored by Johnson Controls, Inc., it contains a great deal of information on energy as well as contests, tips for conservation, links to other sites and much more.

  • Adventures of Vermi the Worm - Calif. Integrated Waste Management Board's interactive website on recycling

  • Alliance to Save Energy - Educators' page

  • American Association of Physics Teachers

  • American Gas Association

  • American Petroleum Institute - offers educational materials as well as facts and statistics about energy.

  • American Public Power Association

  • Ask A Scientist...
    A number of organizations have set up e-mail systems where students can send questions and receive answers.

  • Bayer Corporation's "Making Science Make Sense" - has fun activities for students as well as information for teachers.

  • BIG CHALK - The Web site for teacher, parents and students on a wide range of subjects.

  • Bill Nye the Science Guy - Website for the Popular TV series.

  • Bonneville Power Administration - K-12 instructional materials about water, hydroelectricity, energy conservation and more BPA.

  • Brain-Pop - Killer, interactive website for kids with info about science, technology, math and much more.

  • Brookhaven National Laboratories

  • Character Counts! is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of schools, communities and nonprofit organizations working to advance character education by teaching the Six Pillars of Character.Free teaching tools are offered on this site, along with excellent quotes and articles.

  • Classroom Connect - On-line curriculum on using the Internet in your classroom.

  • Cleaner and Greener is an environmental program with an emphasis on pollution reduction. The site contains curriculum materials, resources, and activities.

  • Coalition for Affordable Reliable Energy is a wide-ranging group of organizations representing businesses and individuals that support the development of a sound energy policy for America.

  • Curious Kids Science Newsletter - Science Help For Parents, Science Fun For Kids! - "Childrens science experiments, simple science projects & kids science questions answered by Science Made Simple. Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with Science Made Simple. Get fun science projects & great experiments using household materials. Clear, detailed answers to childrens science questions. Science News. And more!"

  • Earth Day Network - Main homepage for Earth Day information

  • Edison Electric Institute

  • EduGreen: Making Environmental Learning Fun for the Young - Environmental education brought to you by TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute) in India. Some excellent on-line games and other actitivies.

  • EE-Link -- Environmental Education Link - Environmental Education Link is a project of the National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training and is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Located at the University of Michigan, EE- Link is a repository of environmental information on the Internet for educators.

  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education - The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) is a nationally-recognized information source for K-12 math and science teachers.

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN) - This includes information about U.S. schools that are installing solar and other renewable energy systems, often with accompanying curriculum and data-monitoring.

  • Electric Power Engineering Education - Web archive on power engineering education maintained by University of Wollongong, Australia.

  • Electric Power Research Institute

  • Energy Ideas Clearinghouse - offers Pacific Northwest clients FREE assistance on energy-related research and information. Teachers can use the toll-free number, 1-800-872-3568, email to info@energyideas.org or visit the website. Students can use the Energy Solutions Database to search for additional resources and information for projects and papers.

  • EnergyNet - EnergyNet is a classroom project that integrates technology, standards-based learning and workplace skills. Created and managed by Educational Dividends in conjunction with Illinois teachers, EnergyNet helps prepare students for today's workplace.

  • EnviroLink Network - Network for Change is a collaboration between the EnviroLink Network, the Animal Concerns Community, the Sustainable Business Network and GreenMarketplace.com, who are working together to develop a comprehensive resource for individuals, organizations and businesses working for social and environmental change.

  • Exploratorium - the museum of science, art and human perception in San Francisco.

  • Federal Resources for Educational Purposes - Covers all subject areas and grade levels.

  • Fermilab Education Office K-12 Science Resources

  • Florida Solar Energy Center - "Solar Matters" curriculum is available on line

  • Foundation for Water and Energy Education - The Foundation is a consortium of hydro companies and utilities "...committed to providing balanced information regarding the use of water as a renewable energy resource in the Northwest."

  • Gateway to Educational Materials - Website that allows teachers to retrieve lessons, instructional units and other free educational materials via search engine.

  • Geothermal Education Office - promotes public understanding about geothermal resources and its importance in providing clean sustainable energy while protecting our environment. Free materials are also available on this interesting site for educators and students.

  • Green Frog News - offers downloadable and reproducible science and environmental student newsletters, experiments and an original cast of cartoon characters.

  • KEEP - (Wisconsion K-12 Energy Education Program - The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) was created to help promote energy education in Wisconsin. KEEP is the product of an innovative public private partnership between educators and energy professionals. The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) launched this effort in 1995. The majority of KEEP's funding comes from Wisconsin individuals and businesses, through the energy conservation dollars collected as part of utility rates.

  • Kids World - "Kidzworld Media Inc. is the ultimate in online entertainment for kids nine to 14 (a.k.a. Tweens.) Our multimedia web site leverages the latest technological advances, revolutionizing the way Tweens interact, communicate and explore the digital world. Kidzworld aims to enrich and empower Tweens worldwide by providing a responsible platform, in which they can play, discover, voice, gather and belong. Kidzworld is a safe and secure portal to the best the web has to offer."

  • Living Wise Resource Resource Action Programs ® - offer a remarkable program format to achieve environmental, conservation education and business goals. The innovative design combines classroom activities with hands-on learning projects for students grades 4-8.

  • National Energy Foundation - NEF, one of the nation's premier nonprofit developers of energy, natural resource, and environmental education materials and programs, is pleased to make these resources more accessible to Internet users. Using the latest technologies afforded users of the Internet, NEF's Internet-version of the catalog includes full-color, high resolution images of all NEF educational materials, along with product descriptions and other information. Users who access the site can even place orders directly from the scene.

  • National Energy Information Center (NEIC) Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade - Published by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a service of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), this publication provides students, educators, and other information users, a list of generally available free or low-cost energy related educational materials.

  • Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition - Promotes use of natural gas to power vehicles

  • National Renewable Energy Lab

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Science Line. -- Curriculum Information

  • NEED - National Energy Education Development - "The mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs."

  • Odyssey of the Mind - Odyssey of the Mind is a world-wide, nonprofit organization that promotes creative team-based problem solving in a school program for students from kindergarten through college. The program helps students learn divergent thinking and problem solving skills while participating in a series of challenging and motivating activities, both inside and outside their regular classroom curriculum. Link to OM's HomePage on the Internet.

  • Office of Science Education Highlights - Oak Ridge National Laboratory's VISION program, a benchmark for the premier and most comprehensive science education program inn the Department of Energy's family of laboratories and contractors.

  • Optical Engineering Page (SPIE)

  • Rocky Mountain institute - Kids' Page

  • School Shows - A database of organizations, groups and people who put on school assemblies. Searchable by subject matter.

  • Smithsonian Institution - Great stuff for kids from the nation's Museums.

  • Southern Company - Learning Site on Energy

  • Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) - SEAC is a grassroots coalition of student and youth environmental groups working together to protect our planet and our future.

  • U.S. Department of Education - Publications Center

  • U.S. Department of Energy official website

  • United States Energy Association

  • Web 66 K-12 Internet Project - Just as U.S. Route 66 was a catalyst for Americana, those at Web 66 see the World Wide Web as a catalyst that will integrate the Internet into K-12 school curricula. The Web 66 project is designed to facilitate the introduction of this technology into K-12 schools.

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