Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM MDT
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Montana State University Billings Student Union
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101

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Wendi Moss
The NEED Project

2018 ConocoPhillips Energy Education Workshop - Billings, MT 

If you are unable to complete your registration please email wmoss@need.org be placed on the wait list.


  • K – 12th Grade Science Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers


  • It’s FREE
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • A NEED Science of Energy Kit
  • State Aligned Curriculum
  • Professional development credits


We are an independent E&P company focused on exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas globally. Our diverse portfolio primarily includes resource- rich North American unconventional assets; oil sands assets in Canada; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; several international developments across the portfolio; and an inventory of global conventional and unconventional exploration prospects.Visit http://www.conocophillipsuslower48.com


8:00 a.m.          Registration & Breakfast


8:30 a.m.          Welcome to the Workshop! Introduction to The NEED                                  Project and Energy Bingo
Take a quick pre-workshop assessment.

9:00 a.m.           The Science of Energy

Learn more about the forms of energy and energy transformations while experimenting with the Science of Energy kit. ConocoPhillips provides a Science of Energy Kit (for appropriate grade level) to all participating teachers.

11:00 a.m.           Energy Enigma

After learning about the Science of Energy, participants begin studying the sources of energy. What are they? Where do they come from? How do we use each of the 10 sources of energy?

11:45 a.m.           Exploring NEED Website and Opportunities

12:00 p.m.          Lunch and ConocoPhillips Speaker

Following the lessons on energy sources, a local ConocoPhillips representative will speak about today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges and the company’s activities in the local area.

 12:45 p.m.        Exploring Oil & Gas Activities

These lessons and activities help students understand the exploration, production and use of the nation’s oil and natural gas. Perforated Well, Core Sampling and Nifty Natural Gas.

2:15 p.m.           Getting the Oil Out

This lesson explores the relationship between depth and pressure and the challenges engineers face trying to “produce” materials, or bring them to the surface.

 2:45 p.m.          Understanding Energy Efficiency – The Energy I Used Today & Conservation in the Round

These quick lessons allow participants to understand their energy use and to better conserve energy.

3:00 p.m.           Paperwork and Other Stuff: Complete Workshop Evaluations, Post-workshop assessment, receive substitute reimbursement forms, and complete Order Forms for Curriculum and Kits 

3:30 p.m.           Adjourn