Houston, Texas, Sept. 20, 2010 --- ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] will launch its fall 2010 energy workshops geared toward primary and secondary level teachers on Sept. 21, 2010. ConocoPhillips and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project have partnered for the third year to provide educators with materials and training necessary to improve energy education in America’s schools.
In 2010, ConocoPhillips and NEED will conduct 26 workshops in 25 cities across the nation. An estimated 1,250 educators will participate in this year’s workshops. Each educator will receive curriculum materials and hands-on experiments focused on different energy forms, heat, light, motors, batteries and magnets.
Nationwide teacher evaluations indicate that over 96 percent of workshop participants use the NEED materials in their classrooms. Therefore, more than 200,000 students have been reached by this collaboration in just three years.
ConocoPhillips and NEED aim to increase the energy knowledge of teachers and students which will lead to innovative thinking and creative discussion about energy.
Eleven of the 26 workshops scheduled for 2010 were completed last spring. The remaining workshops will be conducted this fall in various cities, including:
- Houston, Texas
- Cheyenne, Wyo.
- Beckley, W.Va.
- Kenai, Alaska
- New Orleans, La.
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Ferndale, Wash.
- Savannah, Ga.
- Ponca City, Okla.
- Borger, Texas
- Owensboro, Ky.
- Contra Costa, Calif.
- Linden, N.J.
- Tallahassee, Fla.
- Lake Charles, La.
Students around the nation continue to learn about today’s energy challenges and the importance of using energy wisely through these interactive and timely energy workshops.
ConocoPhillips is an integrated energy company with interests around the world. Headquartered in Houston, the company had approximately 29,900 employees, $151 billion of assets, and $181 billion of annualized revenues as of June 30, 2010. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.
About the NEED Project
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. For more information, go to www.need.org.
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