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The Alliance to Save Energy 
1850 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington DC 20036
(202) 857-0666
Fax: (202) 331-9588
E-Mail: greenschools@ase.org
Web: www.ase.org
Energy Hog E-Mail: mellingson@ase.org
Energy Hog Web: www.energyhog.org

The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security.

Green Schools Program
The Alliance’s Green Schools Program is a comprehensive energy savings program for K-12 schools that incorporates energy education and energy-saving activities in and around the school building. Students begin to understand energy and its link to the environment and economics, and the schools benefit by cutting energy costs. Free, downloadable lessons plans, information about the Green Schools Program, contact information and more are available online at www.ase.org/greenschools

Energy Hog Campaign
The Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy Hog Campaign is a national public service advertising campaign created by the Ad Council in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, The Home Depot, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, and 20 state energy offices. The campaign features a dastardly character, the Energy Hog, who bring to life the invisible concept of energy waste.

The Energy Hog makes saving energy fun for children and empowers them to work with their parents to make wise energy choices. Kids can become official Energy Hog Busters by beating the Energy Hog on the website www.energyhog.org.

The Energy Hog Challenge is a set of classroom educational activities on the benefits of saving energy and includes a teacher and student guides. Students learn where energy comes from, how we use it, and why saving energy is important. They also discuss how to search out and destroy Energy Hogs in their own home. The guidebooks can be downloaded free at www.energyhog.org.  3

The American Chemical Society

1155 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-4075
Fax: (202) 833-7732
E-Mail: education@acs.org
Web: www.chemistry.org

The world’s largest scientific society with a membership of over 158,000 chemists and chemical engineers.

Publishes educational materials for use in grades 4 through 12: The Best of Wonder Science, Volumes I and II, offers hundreds of hands-on activities for elementary school students; ChemMatters, an award-winning magazine for high school students, relates chemistry to everyday life (published quarterly, back issues are available); ChemCom, a chemistry textbook program for high school students, connects basic chemistry concepts and content to the real world; Introduction to Green Chemistry, a laboratory manual for advanced high school chemistry students, introduces students to environmentally benign industrial processes that begin with renewable resources; and Science in a Technical World (STW), a series of high school science modules, places students in a variety of problem-solving roles as chemical technicians.

All of these products include such energy-related topics as electricity, recycling, nuclear energy, and the environment. A free Teaching Resources Catalog is available upon request.   5

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

1300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 741-5000
Fax: (703) 741-6000
Web: www.americanchemistry.com

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry.

ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $550 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation’s economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.  6

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 
1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 429-8873
(202) 429-0063 (publications)
Fax: (202) 429-2248
E-Mail: info@aceee.org
Web: www.aceee.org

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both environmental protection and economic prosperity.

Publishes a variety of books, reports, consumer guides, and fact sheets. Material covers energy use and efficiency, as well as related environmental issues in buildings, industry, and transportation. ACEEE’s books and reports are written primarily for adults and concern energy-efficient technologies and policies for end-use.

In addition, the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is a popular illustrated book for general consumers and is a suitable teaching resource for grades 8 through 12. ACEEE’s Green Book®  Online: The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks, updated annually and available only online, is a one-of-kind buyers’ guide that ranks vehicles according to environmental friendliness. These materials are available for a fee and are described in a free catalog.  8

American Forest Foundation––Project Learning Tree
1111 19th Street, N.W., Suite 780
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-2475
Fax: (202) 463-2461
E-Mail: info@plt.org
Web: www.plt.org

Project Learning Tree is sponsored nationally by the American Forest Foundation. A nonprofit educational and conservation organization developing, funding, and administering programs that encourage the long-term stewardship of our natural resources. The Foundation’s core programs are Project Learning Tree (PLT) and American Tree Farm System.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is sponsored at the State level by a variety of State natural resource and education agencies. Crafted to meet State and national standards, PLT provides all the tools educators need to bring the environment into their classrooms––and their students into the environment. PLT’s supplementary curriculum guide, Project Learning Tree: Environmental Education Pre K-8 Activity Guide (96 multidisciplinary activities), focuses on the total environment: land, air, and water. It is local, national, and global in scope. The curriculum underscores PLT’s primary goal––to increase students’ understanding of our complex environment. PLT is designed to teach students how to think, not what to think, about environmental issues. The curriculum remains easily adaptable to many settings from the classroom to youth organizations, museums, nature centers, and Scout troops. Each activity features Reading Connections, and many activities have Technology Connections and Differentiated Instruction identified.

Two of the storylines in the Project Learning Tree: Environment Education Pre K-8 Activity Guide focus on energy. The first storyline highlights the concept that energy exists in different forms and comes from renewable and non-renewable sources. The second storyline emphasizes that societies use energy in many different ways and that human use of energy has short- and long-term social, economical, environmental, and health impacts. These energy storylines are comprised of 14 activities. PLT provides secondary education teachers with a series of topic-specific modules that challenge students to explore every facet of an issue—illustrating the complexity of real-life environmental decisions. In particular, PLT’s secondary education module, Exploring Environmental Issues: Municipal Solid Waste, helps students explore causes and solutions of this universal urban environmental issue.

PLT offers the Energy & Society kit—energy education materials at the Pre K-8 level. Students learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy’s role in society. Energy & Society helps students develop critical thinking skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition to hands-on activities, Energy & Society integrates music and dance to enhance the study of energy issues. The kit includes an activity guide with background information for educators, music CD, dance video, and poster set, and is available online at http://shop.plt.org, as well as through workshops. All PLT curricular materials are available through local workshops. Contact PLT for the name of the program coordinator in your state or visit the PLT website at www.plt.org for more information on all of PLT’s programs.   10

American Geological Institute (AGI)
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1502
(703) 379-2480
Fax: (703) 379-7563
E-Mail:  agi@agiweb.org 
Web:  www.agiweb.org

The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 44 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources and interaction with the environment.

AGI disseminates information on earth science education through several mechanisms, including publications such as high-school curricula (EarthComm™) and middle-school curricula (Investigating Earth Systems™); and workshops and presentations for teachers and educators. Visit www.agiweb.org/education for more information. AGI also publishes Geotimes, a monthly news magazine (www.geotimes.org), and provides geoscience career information (www.agiweb.org/careers). During the second full week of October, AGI sponsors Earth Science Week to raise awareness about how the earth sciences affect our lives and society (www.earthscienceworld.org/week). The Earth Science World ImageBank (www.earthscienceworld.org/imagebank/) provides a library of geoscience images for free educational use. Earth Science Week Kits and other AGI publications are available on a secure website at www.agiweb.org/pubs.  11

American Oil & Gas Historical Society
1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 857-4785
Fax: (202) 857-4799
E-Mail: bawells@aoghs.org
Web: www.aoghs.org

The American Oil & Gas Historical Society (AOGHS) is a 501(c)-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. oil and natural gas exploration and production industry by providing advocacy and service for community museums and organizations that work to preserve that history through exhibition, material preservation – and especially educational programming.

For almost 150 years (1859-2009), U.S. oil and natural gas producers have made lasting contributions to local communities across the nation. Beginning with the nation’s first commercial well in Titusville, Pennsylvania, these American entrepreneurs have provided thousands of jobs, served as the foundation for many local economies, and provided the tax and government revenues to open schools and pave roads.

The domestic gas industry, however, remains one of the least understood industries by students and the general public. AOGHS accomplishes its mission by providing advocacy for museums and historical societies that educate the public, energy education about U.S. oil and gas industry heritage through publications, and a communication network of common contacts through which museums & historical associations can share education strategies and resources. The society maintains a unique communications network linking community oilfield museums and historical societies with schools, libraries, state and regional trade associations, and independent producers––all to promote museum exhibits and energy education outreach. More than 80 community oil and gas museums and educational resources are linked to the www.aoghs.org website. Museum events and K-12 education efforts are featured alongside stories of exploration and production heritage in AOGHS publications.
The society publishes a quarterly energy education newsletter, the Petroleum Age (ISSN 1930-5915), which chronicles oil and gas history, museum exhibits and education programs. It also includes feature articles designed to promote student interest in the fascinating history of the pioneers and events that created the petroleum industry.  AOGHS members believe the U.S. oil and gas industry’s historic social, economic and scientific accomplishments provide a vital context for educators teaching the complex business of meeting America’s energy needs.   13

American Petroleum Institute (API)

1220 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-8081
Fax: (202) 962-4719
Web: www.api.org or www.classroom-energy.org

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the primary trade association for the oil and natural gas industry in the United States. Representing one of the most technologically advanced industries in the world, our membership includes more than 400 companies engaged in the exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum, natural gas and related products.

API supplies educational materials on the petroleum industry to teachers at no charge. API has created an online resource for educators and students that explores the topic of energy at www.classroom-energy.org including classroom activities, interactive tours, and links to a variety of energy education resources. In partnership with Project Learning Tree (PLT), API developed the Energy and Society K-8 education program, including multidisciplinary education materials to help students understand the critical role that energy plays in their daily lives. Program components, all correlated to national education standards, include a music CD and video, posters, study guide and website. The Energy & Me music CD features 15 songs about energy and is a 2002 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award winner. For more information about the program, visit PLT’s website at www.plt.org/curriculum/energy.cfm

Additionally, API offers a wide variety of energy education material for 9-12 graders on API’s website, www.api.org, including interactive modules and videos such as Adventures in Energy, Technology Transforming an Industry and Environmental Commitment, which demonstrate the industry’s cutting-edge technology and continued environmental progress in the exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum products. For a complete list of API’s education materials for all grade levels, please download a brochure at www.classroom-energy.org/teachers/ed_materials/API_Education_Materials.pdf.  14

American Plastics Council (APC)
1300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 741-5000
Fax: (703) 741-6000
Web: www.plastics.org

APC is a national trade association representing the nation’s largest resin producers, including monomer and polymer production and distribution. Founded in 1988, APC advocates unlimited opportunities for plastics and promotes their economic, environmental and societal benefits. Plastics: A World of Unlimited Opportunities. Plastics Make It Possible®.

APC has an interactive, online version of their Hands on Plastics: A Scientific Investigation Kit curriculum for grades 5-8, as well as the addition of a K-4 Curriculum. The curricula, found at www.teachingplastics.org, was developed in its original format in conjunction with the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association and features background information on plastics and polymers, multi-media examples of classroom activities, and ties to the National Science Education Standards. The information is also available on a CD-ROM. The free kit of supplemental materials for grades 5-8 curriculum can be ordered online, along with other APC publications.   15

BP’s A+ For Energy Program
BP - California Community Relations
6 Centerpointe Drive, 797
La Palma, CA  90623
E-Mail: Irene.Brown@bp.com
Web: www.aplusforenergy.com

BP is a global producer, manufacturer, and marketer of oil, gas, chemicals, and renewable energy sources. Californians know BP best as ARCO and the ARCO ampm convenience store brand. Every day, BP serves approximately 13 million customers in more than 100 countries with energy solutions. Every day, more than 100,000 BP employees combine their energy and innovation to build the BP brand.
The A+ for Energy Program was developed by BP to recognize California teachers for innovation and excellence in teaching energy and/or energy conservation in the classroom. Any K-12 teacher currently teaching in a California public or private school is encouraged to participate.

BP awards up to $2 million in grants to K-12 California teachers for innovative classroom, after-school, extra-curricular, or summer activities focused on energy and/or energy conservation. Grants of $5,000 or $10,000 are awarded directly to teachers, based on the budget submitted with the application. In addition, grant winners receive energy education curriculum units designed and developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project.  Teachers receive over $1,500 of resources – including hands-on classroom energy transformation kits, tools to teach energy in any discipline, and sponsorship to attend the NEED Energy Conferences for Educators scheduled in July each year. For more information about the grant program, visit www.aplusforenergy.com. For information about the classroom materials, visit www.need.org.  23

Bullfrog Films
P.O. Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
(800) 543-3764
Fax: (610) 370-1978
E-Mail: video@bullfrogfilms.com
Web: www.bullfrogfilms.com  

An educational film distributor that offers the largest collection of energy videos and DVDs in the country.

Provides educational videos and DVDs on energy and energy-related issues. Titles include: Biogas from the Sea; Building the Brookhaven House; Design with the Sun; The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area?; How to Keep the Heat in Your House; Kilowatts from Cowpies: The Methane Option; Water Power; In Our Own Backyards: Uranium in the U.S.; Uranium; Small Is Beautiful: Impressions of Fritz Schumacher; Harness the Wind; Downwind/Downstream; Poison in the Rockies; Lovins on the Soft Path; Opening Your House to Solar Energy; Journey of the Blob; Wake Up Freddy; Going Green: How to Reduce Your Garbage; Recycling is Fun!; Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands; Silent Sentinels; Global Warming: Turning Up the Heat; Turning Down the Heat: The New Energy Revolution; Living Under the Cloud: Chernobyl Today; Turning the Toxic Tide; Race for the Future; An Energy-Efficient Doghouse; Solar Energy Doghouse; City Lights; Rethink-Pollution Prevention Pays; Recycling With Worms; Planet Neighborhood; It’s Eco-Logic; Water and the Human Spirit; Here’s My Question: Where Does My Garbage Go?; Motor; Nuclear Dynamite; Save Our Land, Save Our Towns; The Next Industrial Revolution; Razing Appalachia; Rough Science Series: Sun and Sea; Biomimicry; Good Riddance! Air Pollution; Oil on Ice. Programs are available for purchase or rental. Special packages, with discounted prices, can be created to serve most schools’ needs. A free catalog is available upon request.  25

California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street, MS-29
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-4989
Fax: (916) 653-5590
E-Mail:  mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us
Web:  www.energyquest.ca.gov

The California Energy Commission is the State’s principal energy planning organization, promoting a balanced and competitive energy system through its diverse programs.

Energy Quest, an online resource for students, teachers and parents, is dedicated solely to energy education and features information on renewable energy, conservation, safety, energy-related math and science experiments; word games; and links to other resources. Teachers and students will enjoy learning about electricity generation from You’ve Got the Power video, available on Energy Quest or on VHS or CD format. A perfect partner with the Teacher’s Guidebook Energy for Keeps - Electricity from Renewable Energy is available online.

The Energy Commission also provides energy and environmental education material on-line for teachers - kindergarten through grade 12 - including Compendium for Energy Resources (curriculum evaluation); Universal House; Energy Shelter & the California Indian; Conserve and Renew. The Energy Commission’s Consumer Energy Center, www.consumerenergycenter.org, provides information for older students on renewable technologies, lighting, passive design, transportation, and building materials. 

Renewable Energy Alliance

Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  916-654-4180
E-Mail: Mkrapcev@energy.state.ca.us
Web: www.consumerenergycenter.com/renewable/index.html

The California Energy Commission, as part of a statewide renewable energy education program, has formed the Renewable Energy Alliance, a voluntary partnership of organizations connected to California’s renewable energy market. Alliance members combine their efforts to increase consumer awareness of renewable energy sources. As of February 2005, there are 254 individual members from 183 member organizations representing federal, state, regional, community, public, private and/or grassroots renewable energy organizations who have joined the Alliance.  26

Culver Company
104 Bridge Road
Salisbury, MA 01952-9904
 (800) 4-CULVER
Fax: (978) 463-1715
E-Mail: customerservice@culverco.com
Web: www.culverco.com

A publisher and distributor of educational materials about energy and related topics.

Produces booklets, educational websites, videos, posters, and program enhancement items for children and adults. Teacher discussion guides are also available. Utilities purchase and distribute these materials in their service areas; other organizations may purchase them directly.  39

Denver Earth Science Project
Office of Special Programs & Continuing Education
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3621
(800) 446-9488, ext 3621 (outside 303 area code)
Fax: (303) 273-3314
E-Mail: desp@mines.edu
Web: www.mines.edu/outreach/cont_ed/desp/desp.html

A teacher enhancement program, in partnership with corporations, federal agencies, school districts, and professional organizations, which provides innovative earth science curricula for use in grades 4 through 12.

Provides, for a fee, a series of educational workshops that address a range of earth science topics developed by trained curriculum development teams, including experienced earth science teachers and practicing scientists. The hands-on student activities included in each module incorporate real data and follow a problem-solving approach. Each module integrates mathematics, geography, economics, and social and environmental issues with basic earth science concepts.

The modules are:
•     Oil and Gas Exploration (Grades 7-12)
•     Ground Water Studies (Grades 7- 9)
•     Paleontology and Dinosaurs (Grades 7- 9)
•     Energy—A Closer Look at Oil and Gas (Grades 4 - 6)
•     Do You Know Your 3 R’s? Radiation, Radioactivity, and Radon (Grades 7-10)

Each module contains a teacher resource kit, which includes a teacher/student notebook, maps, audiovisual materials, posters, oil samples, groundwater models, etc. Call to find out the location of the nearest training site.  40

Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-2696
(202) 508-5000
To order publications: (800) 334-5453
To fax an order: (301) 843-0159
Web:  www.eei.org

EEI is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, industry associates, and international affiliates worldwide.

EEI suggests that you first contact your local electric company for any educational materials. Many utilities have educational programs about energy and the environment for schools. EEI’s limited supply of educational and consumer resources are located in the Products and Services Section online at www.eei.org/products_and_services/descriptions_and_access/index.htm#Consumer-and-Educational-Resources. Publications are available for a fee.  45

Educational Development Specialists
5328 E. 2nd Street, #512
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-6225
Fax: (562) 434-7551
E-Mail: kayice@aol.com
Web: EDSpecialists.com or ThinkEarth.org

Curriculum developers and distributors of energy and environmental education programs.

EDS offers the Energy Source Education Program and the Think Earth Environmental Education Program. Sponsors nationwide can purchase program units to provide free to schools. Units are also sold directly to teachers and others. Energy source units include People Power for grades 5 and 6. The award-winning Think Earth curriculum contains nine separate units, with videos, for students in pre-kindergarten through middle school. See the website for descriptions of each unit.   47

Energy Education Group
664 Hilary Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-4574
E-Mail: energyforkeeps@aol.com
Web: www.energyforkeeps.org

A nonprofit educational organization founded to increase awareness and understanding of renewable energy.

Energy for Keeps is an illustrated guide to electricity from renewable energy. A text for all, plus class activities and science standards correlations (California and national), for grades 6 through 12. Comprehensive, inter-disciplinary, inquiry-based. Information available at www.energyforkeeps.org.   50

EnergyNet U.S.
302 West Hill Street, Suite 102
Champaign, IL 61820
(877) 359-ENET (3638)
Fax: (217) 359-9446
E-Mail: carol@educationaldividends.com
Web:  www.energynet.net

A nonprofit organization offering standards-based, technology-enriched classroom projects for a moderate fee.

EnergyNet offers teaching material appropriate for all grade levels. Elementary students enjoy finding ways for their homes and schools to save energy through our Energy Detectives project. Home Energy Makeover is designed for students in Math and Family & Consumer Sciences classes (grades 5-12). This six-week unit incorporates economics, technology, teamwork and presentation skills. Students will learn to manage a home energy budget, reduce a home’s energy use while increasing comfort, make cost-effective energy remodeling choices and present their suggestions in compelling ways.
Students in grades 6 through 12 have three additional choices: Energy Auditing provides a great background on the many ways students can reduce the costs of energy in their homes and schools; Community Energy Consultants assists students in sharing this knowledge with their community by conducting energy audits on any number of local buildings; and Energy Engineers involves students in the process of designing energy efficiency into school renovation and construction programs. To learn more about the hands-on projects and activities, visit www.energynet.net.  51

39 Noble Street
West Newton, MA 02465
E-Mail: eer@energyteachers.org
Web: http://energyteachers.org

EnergyTeachers.org is a network of teachers and informal educators interested in energy curriculum, working in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond. The network is maintained by teachers who believe that energy production and use are increasingly important topics for classes in science, technology, engineering, and social studies. There are no membership fees. Any teacher can participate at any level in the organization.

EnergyTeachers.org maintains a web site with announcements, curriculum ideas, a calendar, an online forum for sharing ideas, and a bibliography of energy-related materials suited for the classroom or lesson-preparation. Our nonprofit connects busy teachers with free or inexpensive resources proven to work in the classroom. We visit schools for planning meetings with teachers, and we lend books locally (within ~150 km of our office). We occasionally conduct classroom presentations. EnergyTeachers.org also mails a newsletter free to educators nationwide, nine issues per year. Please send email or call us to find out what we can do for you.  52

Enterprise for Education, Inc.

1316 Third Street, Suite 103
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-9864
Fax: (310) 394-3539
E-Mail: entfored@aol.com
Web:  www.entfored.com

Offers booklets for primary and secondary school science classes free from many electric utilities.

Contact the education specialist at your local electric utility. Materials also may be purchased directly from the publisher. A catalog is available. Supplies a variety of 8-, 16- and 32-page Energy and Environmental Skill Builder color booklets.

Teachers can create short-to-comprehensive units based on the subject and grade level. The following are available:

•    Environment – Using Our Resources Wisely (grades 2 through 4); The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming (grades 6 through 12); Percentages Help an Environmental Engineer (grades 6 through 8); and The Clean Air Challenge, 32 pages with video and science experiment kit (grades 8 through 10)
•   Conservation – Efficiency of Electric Appliances (grades 6 through 10); Climate and Comfort (grades 6 through 12); Is Efficiency the Best Energy Source? (grades 9 through 12); King Barkley’s Almost Birthday Disaster, 32-page booklet plus 11-minute sing-along CD (grades kindergarten through 5); and Electricity is in the News (grades 4 through 8)
•    Nuclear Energy – Nuclear Reactor (grades 8 through 12); The Atom and Radiation (grades 6 through 12); and Nuclear Fuel Cycle (grades 8 through 12)
•    Fossil Fuels – Coal: The Once and Future King? (grades 6 through 9); Natural Gas (grades 6 through 12); Geology of Oil (grades 6 through 12); and Refining Oil (grades 8 through 12); Safe at Home; and Leo Learns How to Use Natural Gas Wisely (Grades 4-8, 16-pages).
•    Electricity – Mouse House Surprise, a 32-page teacher big book and student little book  (safety) (grades kindergarten through 2); Sam and Jody Save the Circus (safety) (grades 2 and 3); Paths for Electricity (safety) (grades 3 through 5); Energy Transformations (grades 4 through 9); Generating Electricity (grades 5 through 9); Sources of Electricity (grades 5 through 9); Demand for Electricity (grades 6 through 9); Working With Energy Graphs (grades 6 through 12); Measuring Helps an Electrician Wire an Apartment (grades 4 through 6); An Electrical Engineer Plans an Electrically Safe Outdoor Concert (safety) (grades 5 through 9); Electricity from Wind, Water & Sunlight (grades 4 through 8), that includes a lab activity kit; and Risk: Taking Chances, Making Choices (grades 6 through 10)
•    Waste Management – Hazardous Wastes from Homes, 40 pages and a 48-page teacher’s guide (grades 9 through 12)
•    Water – The Day the Water Stopped teacher big book and student little book (grades kindergarten through 2).  53

The Environmental Education Council of Ohio
PO Box 1004
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 653-2649
Fax: (740) 653-6100
E-Mail: director@eeco-online.org
Web: www.eeco-online.org

The Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) is a nonprofit organization that provides cutting-edge environmental education services throughout the state to all educators. EECO has a mission to lead in facilitating environmental education that fosters global stewardship and a sustainable future for all Ohioans.

The Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) is a membership based nonprofit organization that has been providing environmental education services to Ohio and surrounding states since 1967. Since that time we have grown tremendously, and currently provide direct contact throughout the state with Regional Directors in all twelve regions of the Ohio. 

EECO proudly offers cutting-edge workshops, conferences, a quarterly newsletter, green papers and other services to K-12 formal and nonformal educators. EECO is currently branching out to provide services now to adult audiences, the business community, environmental organizations, community based groups, universities, the general public, and other underserved audiences. We hope that you will join us in promoting the value of environmental education for all Ohioans.   54

Environmental Hazards Management Institute (EHMI)
10 Newmarket Road
P.O. Box 932
Durham, NH 03824
(800) 558-3464
(603) 868-1496
Fax: (603) 868-1547
E-Mail: msims@ehmi.org
Web: www.ehmi.org

An independent, nonprofit environmental, health and safety education and research institute working to promote environmental responsibility at home, in the workplace, and in the community through education and relationship building.

Offers environmental, health and safety education and outreach materials for adults and children. Topics include recycling/buy recycled; energy efficiency/conservation and indoor air quality; household chemical product management; water quality; lead poisoning prevention; used oil recycling; composting; and more. The balanced, well-researched information is offered in a variety of formats, including enviro-wheels (slide-charts); tabloid publication for school children; book covers; color-in activity books; color-in posters; and videos. There is a fee for all educational materials. Discounts are available on bulk orders. Free price list.  55

General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation
3550 General Atomics Court
San Diego, CA 92121-1194
(858) 455-3335
Fax: (858) 455-3379
E-Mail: pat.winter@gat.com
Web: fusioned.gat.com

A high technology research and development center.

Offers information to middle and high school teachers and students regarding current U.S. and worldwide nuclear fusion research that is aimed at understanding plasma science and fusion technology and their roles in providing an energy resource for tomorrow’s needs. Available materials include a 20-minute video (Spanish, French, or English), Fusion: Creating a Star on Earth; STARPOWER, an interactive learning adventure CD; and a teacher resource guide packed with experiments and a workbook on the electromagnetic spectrum, plasma, and radiation. Classroom posters on fusion, radiation, and the electromagnetic spectrum are also available. These items are free while supplies last. Order online at the above website.   63

Geothermal Education Office
664 Hilary Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-4574
Fax: (415) 435-7737
E-Mail: geo@marin.org
Web: www.geothermal.marin.org

A nonprofit educational organization serving teachers and students to increase awareness and understanding of geothermal energy.

Available for a fee are high school-and elementary school-level videos; an activity-packed geothermal curriculum for grades 4 through 8; and a set of classroom activities for grades 6 through 12 (free with purchase of video). A geothermal slide show (PPT) CD containing 122 colorful graphics and photos is also available for sale. See www.geothermal.marin.org.  64

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
Education and Consumer Affairs Division
900 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 543-7511
Fax: (808) 543-7412
Web: www.heco.com

An investor-owned electric utility that serves the island of Oahu, in the State of Hawaii.

Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, provide free teaching materials to kindergarten through 12th grade educators located on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. Services include free books and school-based presentations, as well as loaning of CD ROMs, DVDs and videos related to electrical safety, basic electricity, energy conservation, renewable energy, and careers in the electric utility industry; HECO also supports educational programs, such as the Solar Sprint––a miniature solar model car project for middle school students; Sun Power for Schools––schools are provided photovoltaic systems and curriculum based lessons on renewable energy and photovoltaics; FIRST Lego League where students build a non-remote robot using Legos and science and engineering skills to compete in a friendly robotics event and the Kids and Teachers webpage at www.heco.com that provides students and teachers alike with electrifying information. For details on these programs, visit www.heco.com and go to Generation e.   66

Independent Petroleum Association of America
Information Services Department
1201 15th Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 857-4722
Fax: (202) 857-4799
E-Mail: flawrence@ipaa.org or govrel@ipaa.org
Web: www.ipaa.org

The national association represents independent crude oil and natural gas explorers/producers.

Provides, for a fee, an annual yearbook of statistics on the crude oil- and natural gas-producing states. The Oil & Natural Gas Producing Industry In Your State (OPI) compiles exploration and production statistics for each producing state in a simple manner, suitable for junior and senior high school students. The new edition of the OPI is 2004-2005. In addition, the association provides a statistical brochure entitled U.S. Petroleum Statistics that contains 19 tables of statistical data for oil and natural gas. The latest edition contains data from 1986-2005.   68

Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
900 N.W. 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 525-3556
Fax: (405) 525-3592
E-Mail: erica.smith@iogcc.state.ok.us
Web: www.iogcc.state.ok.us

The IOGCC is a multi-state government agency that champions the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment. Established in 1935, it is the oldest, largest and most effective interstate compact in the nation.

The IOGCC publishes both technical and non-technical information on issues related to the production of natural gas and crude oil onshore the United States. The website includes information on careers in professions important to the vitality of the U.S. oil and gas industry; the importance of research and development in exploration, production and conservation; statistics and production information from low-volume wells that contribute significantly to the nation’s energy supply; and various position statements reflected in resolutions adopted by the organization. A complete catalog of information is online at www.iogcc.state.ok.us.  70

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
645 N Michigan, Suite 990
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 587-8390

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a collaborative network whose purpose is to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest in order to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation.

MEEA administers the Lights for Learning Program, a school fundraiser, which currently takes place in Illinois, and may expand to other Midwest states in the near future. MEEA also offers several rebates throughout the year on ENERGY STAR qualified products. Check for updates at www.mwalliance.org.    77

Minnesota Department of Commerce—Energy Division
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-5175
1 (800) 657-3710
Fax: (651) 297-7891
E-Mail: energy.info@state.mn.us 
Web: www.commerce.state.mn.us

The State Energy Office provides a broad range of energy information to the general public. The State Energy Office also promotes energy efficiency and sustainable energy resource and technology development in Minnesota.

Provides a wide range of energy conservation materials for the general public. Educational materials are targeted to residential, commercial, and industrial audiences. This information is designed to encourage specific conservation practices and to increase public awareness of energy and energy-related issues. Some of these free materials may be appropriate for students in grades 6 through 12. The Department’s Energy Information Center has a full-time staff to provide individualized responses to consumers’ energy-related questions. All printed materials and software are available through our website.   80

National Council on Economic Education
1140 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(800) 338-1192
Fax: (212) 730-1793
E-Mail: sales@ncee.net
Web: www.ncee.net

The National Council on Economic Education is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students in the principles of economics and personal finance. Visit our website or contact us for information on teacher resource manuals, student activity books, and curriculum development materials to assist educators in the K-12 classroom.

The following lessons are offered for a nominal fee. They can be reviewed on the website:

Economics and the Environment—Helps high school students understand the crucial relationship between activity and environmental protection. Activities include courses in environmental studies, economics, natural sciences, social issues, and global issues. Classroom-tested lessons give students insight into a variety of environmental issues. Students learn key concepts — how natural resources are used and why, at times, misused, and how future economic activity can provide for environmental protection, as well as for economic growth. Selected by World Wild Life and North American Association for Environmental Education as an exemplary resource to help teach about biodiversity.

Economics and the Environment EcoDetectives—Applying economic reasoning to environmental problems for middle school students. Students learn about protecting endangered species, recycling, and resource depletion. Students solve persistent environmental mysteries. Materials highlighted by California Integrated Waste Management Board and California Department of Education, together with the Acron Group.

Energy, Economics, and the Environment:  Case Studies and Teaching Activities for Elementary School—challenges upper elementary students to analyze energy and environment issues from an economics perspective.  Updated with current information, EEE gives teachers and students the knowledge and tools they need to analyze important energy and environment issues.  Students will develop a basic understanding of concepts relating to economics, energy, and the environment; learn effective decision-making skills; and be involved in meaningful activities. 

Energy, Economics, and the Environment:  Case Studies and Teaching Activities for High School—challenges high school students to analyze energy and environment issues from an economics perspective.  Updated with current information, EEE gives teachers and students the knowledge and tools they need to analyze important energy and environment issues.  Students will develop a basic understanding of concepts relating to economics, energy, and the environment; learn effective decision-making skills; and be involved in meaningful activities.

The Great Economic Mysteries Book—Students in grades 9–12 solve engaging mysteries about environmental issues, natural resources, recycling, waste management, and government issues.

The Wide World of Trade—Through trade simulations and activities, students discover how scarce resources are allocated in order to provide goods and services.  87

National Energy Education Development––The NEED Project

8408 Kao Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
(800) 875-5029
Fax: (800) 847-1820
E-Mail: info@need.org
Web: www.need.org

A national network of students, educators, and business, government and community leaders dedicated to the design and delivery of comprehensive, non-biased kindergarten through 12th grade energy education curriculum.

By meeting local, state, and national education standards, NEED programs provide students and teachers an opportunity to learn about energy through hands-on science, math, drama, social studies, art, and music.

Student leadership initiatives encourage students to work with their peers, teachers, family, and community to design energy education programming for their region. The curriculum package is a six- to nine-week unit and is widely adopted for use in the classroom.

Memberships are available to educators for little or no cost, based on availability of sponsorship, from NEED’s partners and sponsors. Participating educators receive the NEED Energy Kit with teacher guides to a variety of activities and a full portfolio of free items to complete their units based on their grade level. The materials include Energy Infobooks on the nation’s leading energy sources; curriculum guides that help teachers plan comprehensive units to include the science of energy, energy sources, electricity, efficiency and conservation; and many evaluation/assessment and reinforcement options. 
New this year is a process technology activity completed in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology to help students understand oil and natural gas exploration, production and refining. 

An extensive selection of hands-on science kits to teach energy transformations, solar energy, energy efficiency, electricity, magnets, and hydrogen are available and often sponsored.

Workshops and conferences for teachers, students, and energy professionals are available throughout the year, and week-long summer training is offered annually. NEED’s website has resources to teach an entire NEED unit available in PDF and other formats.

The extensive curriculum, including Science Fair Projects, Transportation Fuels activities, Biodiesel and Ethanol curriculum, Hydrogen activities, energy efficiency for schools and more are available from NEED’s website, resource catalog, and at over 600 workshops each year.  NEED’s newsletter Energy Exchange and its career newsletter Career Currents are available on the website and via mail. 
For information about NEED Project programs, go to www.need.org. Also visit our Energy Information Administration partnership project, the EIA Kid’s Page, at www.eia.doe.gov/kids.   88

National Energy Foundation (NEF)

Resources for Education
National Office
3676 California Avenue, Suite A117
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
(801) 908-5800
Fax: (801) 908-5400
E-Mail: info@nef1.org
Web:  www.nef1.org

A nonprofit educational organization providing educational resources and training services to educators.

Major initiatives include the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge, a national competition where K-12 students use their creativity to express their ideas related to being energy conscious. Entries include original art, music, literature, computer graphics, multimedia presentations, science projects, etc. NEF is also a Rebuild America strategic partner, working with school districts, state energy offices, and other partners nationwide to help bring down energy usage and costs at schools across the country. NEF continues to produce new energy-related instructional materials for K-12 teachers. New items include posters titled Electrical Generation, Renewable Energy Sources, Exploring Natural Resources and Their Uses, Oil, High Performance Schools, and Energy Management in and around Your School. NEF provides a wide array of posters, learning activity guides, videos, and instructional music that focus on energy. Other new items available currently include learning activities guides titled Energy Fun, Energy Fundamentals, and Energy Action Activities. NEF also distributes instructional materials nationwide through a “fulfillment” program with the natural gas industry, and the Foundation continues to provide in-service training support to school districts in many parts of the country.   89

National Oilheat Research Alliance
 600 Cameron
 Alexandria, VA 22314
 (703) 340-1660
 Fax: (703) 340-1661
 E-Mail: info@nora-oilheat.org
 Web: www.oilheatamerica.com

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to oilheating.

Publishes a variety of books, reports, consumer guides, and fact sheets. Material covers energy use and efficiency, technical papers, and educational materials for technical training. Prepares video educational materials concerning the oilheating industry. There is a catalog of materials available at www.norastore.org. All materials are distributed at the cost of production.  92

National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)

1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036-4623
(202) 466-7200
Fax: (202) 466-7205
E-Mail: info@npga.org
Web: www.npga.org

NPGA is the national trade association of the propane industry.

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)
1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1075
Washington, DC  20036
(202) 452-8975
Fax: (202) 452-9054
E-Mail:  propanesupport@propanecouncil.org
Web:  www.usepropane.com

PERC promotes the safe, efficient use of propane as a preferred energy source. Fact sheets, consumer safety brochures with a scratch and sniff feature, coloring books, and industry safety videos are available online at www.propanecatalog.com. Additional information is available on both organizations’ websites.  Homeowners can compare the cost of energy prices on www.usepropane.com.  93

Nebraska Public Power District
Energy Education Team
P.O. Box 499
Columbus, NE 68602-0499
(402) 586-5960
Fax: (402) 586-5166
E-Mail: webeditor@nppd.com
Web: www.nppd.com

A public utility servicing the electric needs of its customers, with a chartered territory including all or parts of 91 of Nebraska’s 93 counties.

Provides educational services free of charge to schools and civic groups in the utility’s service area. Services include electrical safety assemblies, Louie the Lightning Bug presentations, classroom programs and speakers, films/videos, tours of power plants and other facilities, and literature for students and teachers in all grades. Also provides information on Nebraska Public Power District’s Environmental and Energy management/conservation issues. Materials are available upon request for groups and individuals in the utility’s service area.   98

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
(518) 862-1090, ext 3303
(800) 658-5753 or (866) NYSERDA, ext 3303
Fax: (518) 862-1091
E-Mail: tat@NYSERDA.org or Trogers@NEED.org
Web: www.GetEnergySmart.org

NYSERDA’s holistic approach to energy-efficient schools invests in students, teachers, staff and school buildings and vehicles. Our goal is to create energy-aware students, teachers and facility managers, while creating an efficient, healthy and safe learning environment.

The Energy Smart Students Program provides K-12 curriculum materials in energy literacy, energy efficiency at home and school, and energy conservation. Materials are classroom-tested and aligned with New York State Learning Standards. Training workshops introduce teachers to the lesson plans and curriculum; free curriculum is available to teachers attending the workshops. A summer conference trains teachers to be Energy Educators for the program. Teachers may register for workshops and also download free material from NYSERDA’s website at www.GetEnergySmart.org. Mini-grants for teachers are available along with a free program newsletter: Energy Smarts.

School Power...Naturally provided working photovoltaic and data collection systems to 50 New York schools. Solar data collected from these 50 schools can be used in conjunction with 60 interdisciplinary lessons for students in grades 5-12. Both the solar data and the lessons are free and available to everyone at www.SchoolPowerNaturally.org.
Energy Smart Schools provides objective technical and financial assistance to eligible K-12 schools in New York. NYSERDA assists New York’s school administrators and facility managers to build and maintain school buildings that provide a safe, healthy and energy-efficient environment for learning. More information is available at www.nyserda.org/programs/school/.  99

New York State Geological Survey/State Museum

3140 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-5816
Fax: (518) 486-2034
E-Mail:  wkelly@mail.nysed.gov
Web:  www.nysm.nysed.gov/research/geology/

The mission of the New York State Geological Survey is to make services available to all agencies and people of New York State; conduct geological research; and cooperate with agencies of other states, federal government, educational institutions, and industry in the discovery, analysis, and dissemination of geologic information.

Provides free educational leaflets for both students and teachers for kindergarten through grade 12. Conducts workshops and classes in geological sciences through the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. Produces geological maps and reports for both professionals and the general public. A catalog of publications is available at www.nysm.nysed.gov/publications/geolpub.html.  100

Offshore Energy Center
200 North Dairy Ashford, Suite 6220
Houston, TX.  77079
(281) 679-8040
Fax: (281) 544-2441
E-Mail:  oeceducation@aol.com
Web:  www.oceanstaroec.com

The Offshore Energy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the awareness of the vast energy resources beneath the world’s oceans and to chronicling the unique heritage and technological accomplishments of the industry that discovers, produces, and delivers these resources in a safe and environmentally responsible way. The Offshore Energy Center is committed to providing education about the offshore energy industry through education outreach programs, chronicling offshore history, and operating the:

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
Pier 19
Galveston, TX
(409) 766-STAR
Fax:  (409) 766-1242
E-Mail:  osmuseum@aol.com

The Ocean Star is a retired offshore jack up rig that has been refurbished as a museum, enabling visitors to tour three floors of more than 70 models, interactive displays, and imaginative exhibits telling the amazing story of the offshore oil and gas industry. While enjoying the comfort, ambiance and accessibility of a quality museum, the Ocean Star offers the unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an offshore rig through viewing educational exhibits about the sciences and technology involved in the offshore industry.  Group tour discounts are available.  For Grades 3–12 student field trips, a selection of educational presentations aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) about various offshore topics are available. Through an active weekend schedule, the museum offers a Guest Speakers’ Series on the first Saturday of the month, followed by its Family Day Program on the second Saturday of the month, Boy and Girl Scout Badge Days on the third Saturday of the month, and an Overnight Program on the 4th weekend of the month. The museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Through its education outreach program, the Offshore Energy Center offers a wide array of energy education for teachers and students in Grades K–12. Teacher workshops are offered for Project E3: Expanding Energy Education, the Knowledge Box, and the Playing with Petroleum Kit.  Aligned with National Education Standards and designed for Grades K–12, Project E3: Expanding Energy Education is a multi-disciplined, hands-on discovery curriculum of 24 activities based on energy-related themes. The Knowledge Box, a classroom exhibit showcasing the many aspects of the oil and gas industry through interactive lessons and hands-on activities, is available free on loan for Grades 6–12 teachers who have completed the Project E3 training. The Playing with Petroleum Kit, a classroom exhibit of age-appropriate materials and hands-on activities about energy for Grades K–5, is available free on loan to teachers who have completed the Project E3 training. The Science of Offshore Drilling: Earth’s Energy, a student curriculum designed to introduce students in Grades 5–12 to the scope of science associated with offshore energy is available for classroom use through the Houston Chronicle’s Chronicle in Education Program.   107

Ohio Energy Project (OEP)
670 Enterprise Drive, Suite A
Lewis Center, OH 43035
(614) 785-1717
Fax: (614) 785-1731
E-Mail: oep@ohioenergy.org
Web: www.ohioenergy.org

A nonprofit energy education organization whose mission is to promote an energy-educated society and to facilitate youth leadership through effective partnerships with schools, businesses, government, and communities. OEP provides the complete energy education picture through hands-on, minds-on activities for teachers and students.

With a philosophy of Kids Teaching Kids, OEP facilitates workshops for elementary and middle school students led by high school student teams. These workshops focus on current, interdisciplinary, unbiased energy information and hands-on, authentic activities. Other workshop opportunities include: teacher professional development workshops including four-day Energy Sources Tours of Ohio’s energy sites; customized energy education programs featuring the science of energy; and new activities covering fuel cells and solar and nuclear energy. 

An affiliate of the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, OEP offers a free partnership for Ohio educators. This partnership provides energy education materials, access to most workshops, and periodic updates on OEP information.   108

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP)

1718 Columbus Road, S.W.
P.O. Box 187
Granville, OH 43023-0535
(740) 587-0444
Fax: (740) 587-0446
E-Mail: rreda@ooga.org 
Web:  www.oogeep.org

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a nonprofit educational program funded by Ohio’s oil and gas producers and royalty owners through a voluntary assessment on all crude oil and natural gas produced in Ohio.

OOGEEP offers the following materials: Educational posters— Productions of Oil and Gas, an Ohio Oil and Gas Activity Map and Information, and a safety poster; educational packets, including hands-on activities; puzzles; free teacher workshop materials; Science Fair information; and videos. For information on these materials, go to www.oogeep.org/EdMaterials/default.htm.  109

Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
3555 N.W. 58th, Suite 430
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(800) 664-1301
(405) 942-5323
Fax: (405) 942-3435
Web: www.oerb.com

An oil and natural gas industry-funded state agency dedicated to energy education and restoring environmentally damaged, orphaned and abandoned oil and natural gas production and exploration sites.

Provides to Oklahoma educators, free of charge, the following: teachers’ guides with classroom activities for Fossils to Fuel and Petro Active, two science-based energy curriculum units for elementary and middle schools. Core Energy high school curriculum offers teachers’ guides covering the disciplines of math, science, social studies and language arts. Also sponsors one-day training in the use of the curricula and reimburses school districts for substitute pay during workshops. Offers, free of charge, a statewide coordinated program entitled Petro Pros (Petroleum Professionals in the Classroom). This interactive hands-on program is presented by oil and natural gas industry volunteers who bring energy facts to the classroom in 45-minute presentations.

Also free of charge is an oil field safety video, What’s the Risk?, available in VHS and DVD format. Geared toward elementary and middle school students, the video explains the dangers of playing around oil field equipment. It features extreme stunts by BMX and skateboard riders. What’s the Risk? safety folders, which include tips on well site safety, are available for classroom use.
The Energy Behind Finding Energy, a two-part video that explains the various stages of petroleum production, is free to educators. Produced in conjunction with Marathon Oil, the video includes information on exploration, drilling, extraction and refining. Copies are available in VHS and DVD format.   110

Railroad Commission of Texas 
P.O. Box 12967
Austin, TX 78711-2967
(512) 463-7110 (Alternative Energy materials)
Fax: (512) 463-7292 (Alternative Energy materials)
E-Mail: dan.kelly@rrc.state.tx.us
Web: www.rrc.state.tx.us

A state energy agency that regulates the oil and gas, alternative fuels, and surface mining industries in Texas. The Commission serves Texans by: its stewardship of natural resources and the environment, its concern for personal and community safety, and its support of enhanced development and economic vitality.

Provides educational materials free to Texas teachers (kindergarten through grade 10). Materials for primary grades are available on the Commission’s website (click on “Kids’ World”). These materials include interactive activities for younger children on energy and safety at home, at school, and outdoors.

The Commission’s Alternative Energy curriculum supplement for 6th through 10th grade science is available on the Commission’s website (click on “Energy Curriculum”). Free workshops for teachers using Alternative Energy are available from the Texas State Energy Conservation Office at www.seco.cpa.state.tx.us.  116

Renewable Fuels Association
One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 820
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-3835
Fax: (202) 289-7519
E-Mail: info@ethanolrfa.org 
Web:  www.ethanolRFA.org

A national nonprofit association promoting domestically produced renewable ethanol as an alternative to imported energy sources.

Provides general information and an Industry Annual on ethanol, a clean-burning, renewable transportation fuel produced from agricultural feedstocks and wastes. Additional information is available free of charge by visiting the website or calling the number above.  118

San Diego Miramar College
Advanced Transportation Technology Center
10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92126
Fax: (619) 388-7905
E-Mail: gnewhous@sdccd.edu 
Web: www.transportationtech.com

The Advanced Transportation Technology (ATT) Center at Miramar College was initiated in 1996. It is one of ten centers throughout California dedicated to transforming the workforce in the rapidly developing, technology-driven transportation industry, while improving the environment and stimulating the economy. Such a transformation includes education and programs in transportation-related areas that are developed and provided to elementary, middle, and high school students.

At San Diego Miramar College, the ATT Center works to integrate new technologies and information on new fuels into the curriculum of the college’s diesel, aviation, and automotive programs, as well as working to integrate those programs with the academic offerings of the school. In turn, these programs are adapted to provide education to younger students in a variety of outreach activities and information. An example of this is our booklet Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles. This booklet is free upon request or can be downloaded from our website.  119

Science Screen Report (SSR) 
1000 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, FL 33487-2806
1 (800) ASK-INFO
Fax: 1 (888) FAX-3737
E-Mail: 2scott@ssrvideo.com
Web: www.ssrvideo.com

The award-winning videotape series made available to schools free of charge through corporate support.

Science Screen Report is an ongoing series of secondary and elementary videos that focus on the most recent developments in technology, chemistry, engineering, energy, medicine, and the environment. Produced since 1970, SSR is a proud participant in the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. SSR is designed to stimulate student interest in the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of pursuing science-related careers. The programs are used nationwide by more than 7,000 school districts. The donated materials become the permanent property of the school system. Available on VHS, DVD, or streaming video. Visit www.ssrvideo.com to request a corporate sponsor.  120

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Two Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02238-9105
(617) 547-5552
Fax: (617) 864-9405
Web: www.ucsusa.org

The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.  UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

Established in 1969, we seek to ensure that all people have clean air, energy, and transportation, as well as feed that is produced in a safe and sustainable manner. We strive for a future that is free from the threats of global warming and nuclear war and a planet that supports a rich diversity of life. Sound science guides our efforts to secure changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices that will protect and improve the health of our environment globally, nationally, and in communities throughout the United States. In short, UCS seeks a great change in humanity’s stewardship of the earth. Materials for educators can be found at www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/global_warming/page.cfm?pageID=883. Reports and fact sheets can be downloaded from our website.   129

University of Washington—KidsZone
Jim Disbrow, IPT Chair
(540) 547-3140
E-Mail: jdisbrow22701@earthlink.net

Gregory J. Crowther
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Box 352125
Seattle WA 98195-2125
(206) 290-8826
E-Mail: crowther@u.washington.edu
Web: faculty.washington.edu/crowther/KidsZone/index.html

The KidsZone is a destination for both teachers of science and young people with energy, science, and technology homework.

From the perspective of energy as a “unifying concept”, the KidsZone offers information in an array of learning styles, including kid-friendly features like personas, games, quizzes, contests, knowledge trees, and a history of the greatest events and people in science. For both teachers-without-science-teacher-training and full-time science teachers, the age-graded instructional materials, index and topics are hot-linked. Knowledge strands for different levels of development (in the Knowledge Tree portion) and integrating topics (e.g., watersheds) put the various strands of science into an organized perspective.  131

U.S. Department of Energy––National Energy Information Center (NEIC)
Energy Information Administration
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., EI-30, Room 1E-238
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-8800
Fax: (202) 586-0727
E-Mail: infoctr@eia.doe.gov
Web: www.eia.doe.gov and www.eia.doe.gov/kids/

NEIC is the information dissemination service of DOE’s Energy Information Administration, which is responsible for developing energy data, analyses, and forecasts that help enhance public understanding of energy issues.

Available free of charge is the Energy INFOcard, a quick reference providing the most recent annual domestic and international energy data; Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten through 12th Grade; a series of primers on topical energy subjects: propane prices, residential heating oil prices, residential natural gas prices, gasoline prices, greenhouse gases, global climate change, and the restructuring of the electric power industry; and a free mini CD-ROM business card. All products are available on EIA’s website, which also features the EIA Kid’s Page (www.eia.doe.gov/kids/); hundreds of links to other energy-related sites; an email subscription and notification service for EIA press releases; a series of energy watches, synopses, summaries, and briefs; an energy quiz; an energy calendar listing schedules for future EIA publications and other energy events; and EIA publications and databases covering the various energy sources.   140

U.S. Department of Energy––National Renewable Energy Laboratory––Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC)
1617 Cole Boulevard, MS 1633
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 275-4000
Fax: ((303) 275-4415
E-Mail: webmaster_afdc@nrel.gov
Alternative Fuels Data Center Web: www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/
Clean Cities Web: www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/

The Alternative Fuels Data Center, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), provides information about the alternative fuels and vehicles and advanced technology vehicles, as well as regulatory requirements, refueling locations, emissions, idle reduction technology, fuel economy and fuel blends.

Provides implementation and technical information on DOE’s Clean Cities Program, alternative fuel vehicles, and advanced technology vehicles. Provides information and technical assistance to both technical and casual users about a broad range of transportation topics.   143

U.S. Department of Energy––Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
P.O. Box 62
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(865) 576-8401
Fax: (865) 576-5728
Web: www.osti.gov

OSTI collects, preserves, and disseminates the scientific and technical information resulting from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) research and development activities, as well as environmental programs. The scientific and technical information produced through DOE and its predecessor agencies includes the bulk of recorded knowledge about nuclear energy as well as other energy and science disciplines related to DOE’s broad R&D missions.

OSTI provides access to energy, science, and technology information through publicly available Web-based systems, with supporting tools and technologies to enable information search, retrieval and re-use.  The Energy Citation Database (www.osti.gov/energycitations) offers over 2 million bibliographic records of DOE scientific and technical information from 1948 to the present, with links to full text when available.

The DOE Information Bridge (www.osti.gov/bridge) provides access to over 121,000 fully searchable, full-text technical reports documenting the results of DOE-sponsored research. The E-print Network: Research Communications for Scientists and Engineers (www.osti.gov/eprints) provides single query searching of over 750,000 manuscripts, scholarly papers, and other scientific documents residing on approximately 20,000 Web sites, as well as a deep Web search across 52 major e-print databases. DOE R&D Project Summaries (http://www.osti.gov/rnd) contains information on more than 22,000 active DOE-sponsored research projects. EnergyFiles (www.osti.gov/EnergyFiles), the Energy Science and Technology Virtual Library, provides single-query access to over 500 databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology of interest to DOE, with an emphasis on the physical sciences.

OSTI also hosts the FirstGov science portal, Science.gov (www.science.gov), in partnership with 16 organizations within 12 Federal science agencies. Science.gov provides a gateway to over 1,800 Web sites and offers deep Web searching of 30 databases containing R&D information. OSTI’s entire line of electronic products may be accessed through its home page at www.osti.gov, where users may search multiple databases with one query.   147

U.S. Department of Energy––Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Science & Engineering Education (S.E.E.)
P.O. Box 999, Mail Stop K6-63
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-2800
Fax: (509) 375-2576
Web: science-ed.pnl.gov/index.stm

A DOE-funded, multi-program national laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) puts science and technology to work to solve energy and environmental problems. PNNL focuses on research and development related to waste management, environmental restoration, global environmental change, energy, and national security.

Offers a variety of university and science programs that integrate research and education and support science education reform. Our education partnerships connect the human and technical resources of the Laboratory with students and teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools; technical/community colleges; and students and faculty at the university undergraduate and graduate levels. Provides opportunities for students and faculty to:

•   participate in hands-on science and technology research as it is conducted in a research laboratory;

•   participate in projects that investigate scientific and technological challenges; update technical skills and understanding, as well as renew enthusiasm for chosen scientific or engineering research; and

•   work with Laboratory scientists and engineers in an interdisciplinary team environment; and use state-of-the-art equipment not commonly found in most schools or colleges/universities.   148

U.S. Department of the Interior––Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 452-5078 (Environmental Education)
Fax:  (202) 452-5199
Web:  www.blm.gov/

An agency responsible for managing over 261 million surface acres, and 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate.  BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands. The agency manages recreation, wildlife habitat, cultural and historic sites, scenic and wilderness areas, wild horse and burros, livestock grazing, timber harvesting, and energy and mineral development.

Offers a variety of educational energy-related programs and materials. Visit the website for programs available in your area, as well as educational products and presentations.  150

U.S. Department of the Interior––Minerals Management Service (MMS) 
Office of Public Affairs
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-3985
Fax: (202) 208-3918
Web: www.mms.gov/mmskids/

The MMS, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, oversees 1.76 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf, managing offshore energy and mineral resources while protecting the human, marine, and coastal environments through advanced science and technology research. The OCS provides 30 percent of oil and 23 percent of natural gas produced domestically, and sand used for coastal restoration. MMS collects, accounts for, and disburses mineral revenues from Federal and American Indian lands, with Fiscal Year 2004 disbursements of approximately $8 billion and more than $143 billion since 1982. The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which pays for cooperative conservation, grants to states, and federal land acquisition, gets nearly $1 billion a year.

Provides K-12 educational materials related to energy, minerals, and the environment on America’s offshore public lands. Materials based on MMS science and research in geosciences; physical oceanography; engineering; marine biology; deep-sea ecosystems; marine archeology; and social sciences.

Materials include Ocean Energy, a resource and experiment booklet; Watts It To You?, a role-play on consumption, conservation, and renewable and nonrenewable energy sources; science-based educational posters and teacher companions; curricula based on real scientific application; inquiry-based classroom activities to promote critical thinking; and fun coloring activity pages. Most material is free upon request and/or available from the MMS Kids Page at www.mms.gov/mmskids.   151

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Headquarters Library, 3404T
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 566-0556
Fax: (202) 566-0562
E-Mail: public-access@epamail.epa.gov
Web:  www.epa.gov

The Headquarters Library provides research assistance to EPA staff. 

A limited amount of reference assistance is provided to the public about environmental issues and EPA programs. Members of the public are encouraged to submit their requests via e-mail to public-access@epa.gov.   152

Westinghouse Electric Company
Employee Communications and Community Relations
P.O. Box 355, Mail Stop 5-20
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
(412) 374-2092
Fax: (412) 374-3244
E-Mail: kendrolm@westinghouse.com
Web: www.westinghousenuclear.com

A company dedicated to providing high-quality products, services, technology, systems and management in nuclear energy.

Provides energy-related materials to all who are interested, especially to teachers and students who will make our energy decisions in the future. Materials available are: a simulated uranium fuel pellet; Nuclear Energy Basics booklet; Electricity from Nuclear Energy booklet; Nuclear Energy Glossary; and N-Vision Brochure. One copy of each booklet is available free of charge; however, there is a minimal fee for larger quantities. For more information, please contact Westinghouse Electric Company Employee Communications and Community Relations.   157

Women in Mining Education Foundation (WIMEF)
P.O. Box 260246
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 298-1535 (message only)
E-Mail:  wimef@womeninmining.org 
Web:  www.womeninmining.org

A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students, teachers, and the general public about the importance of minerals.

WIMEF’s mission is accomplished through the development and distribution of hands-on classroom activities, games, and information, as well as hosting training workshops for teachers. Distribution is accomplished through booths at various conventions and meetings, direct mailings, the Internet, and workshops. A list of workshops can be found on our website. Many links to other earth science sites are available. Teachers who do not have Internet access can request free educational packets from the Women in Mining Education Foundation by sending their requests on school letterhead, indicating the grade(s) taught.  159