Efficiency Maine provides three main programs teaching students in grades 4 - 12 about a broad range of energy issues, including the production, uses and conservation of electricity.
Efficiency Maine Trust hosted a SYMPOSIUM on September 7, 2011 that provided a high-level introduction to the statewide economic impacts of energy efficiency. Speakers included: Penelope Connor, NStar; Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics; John Davulis, GDS Associates and Max Chang, Synapse Energy Economics.
THE MAINE ENERGY EDUCATION PROGRAM (central and southern Maine) and the MAINE PUBLIC SERVICE ENERGY EDUCATION PROGRAM (northern Maine) focus on teaching students in grades 4–12 about electricity production, use and conservation, as well as the effects of energy use on the environment and the economy. Lessons learned in school are designed to help improve students’ energy-efficiency awareness and habits at home.
|POWERSLEUTH.ORG, the new Maine Energy Education Curriculum Project, provides students in grades 4-8 with a thorough grounding in energy production, uses and conservation in Maine.|
In the Spring of 2009 a contest was held giving Maine’s 9th–10th graders a chance to put their rhyming skills to work in a contest for the best video raps on energy. The winner, Ian Wright, received an ENERGY STAR laptop and an hour of studio time.