The U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan along with Dr. Francis Eberle, Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), launched a new energy education initiative in Washington DC on May 24th: America’s Home Energy Education Challenge. This challenge is “designed to teach students and families about energy, its use, and the link between saving energy and money. There are two parts of the program. The two parts of the program allow all students to gain knowledge of energy and awareness of energy use and then learn about energy saving methods.
America’s Home Energy Education Challenge is designed to:
1. Educate students across the United States in grades 3-8 about energy and the benefits of energy efficiency
2. Teach students to recognize that lowering their home energy use saves money
3. Engage students and their families in a save energy, save money initiative.
Participating schools compete for more than $200,000 in prizes distributed at the regional and national levels of the competition.”
Click here for program rules.