Energy4me, SPE’s energy education outreach program, will invite 100 Denver-area classroom teachers (of students ages 12–18) to attend a free, 1-day energy education workshop. Educators will receive hands-on training provided by the US National Energy Education Development project (NEED), listen to a presentation from a prominent keynote speaker, and tour the ATCE exhibitions. Additionally, educators will receive a variety of free instructional materials to take back to their classrooms. There is no cost for teachers to attend the workshop, thanks to a generous sponsorship from ExxonMobil.
SPE is educating the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists and managers in the E&P industry. Approximately 200 high school students will see firsthand the exciting opportunities the industry has to offer. The program will include a scavenger hunt of the technology exhibits and hands-on energy lessons provided by the US National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Students will also have the opportunity to meet industry professionals and ask questions about possible careers in the E&P industry.
NEED is the US’s leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools. All NEED learning activities are age-appropriate and correlated to Colorado science standards and objectives, as well as other disciplines. Visit www.need.org for more information about the NEED Project and its curriculum.