Sunday June 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM EDT
Friday June 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Hampton Inn Winchester
1025 Early Drive
Winchester, KY 40391

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Wendi Moss 
The NEED Project 

2016 Kentucky Energy Conference for Educators 

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

2016 Kentucky Energy Conference for Educators

The 2016 Kentucky Energy Conference for Educators brings together educators, from around the Commonwealth, who are passionate about bringing energy education to their classrooms.  In five interactive days, the conference provides teachers with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, consumption, electricity, efficiency and environmental and economic impacts.

Participants will travel via tour bus, visiting energy sites in Central Kentucky.   Educators will receive the materials necessary to implement innovative hands-on energy units for their classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs.

About the Tour

  • There is no cost for tour participants.  Funding is provided by the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence.
  • The conference is not for the faint of heart - but has been noted as the most fun a teacher could have while learning.  
  • We’ll meet in Winchester, KY on Sunday evening, June 12 for orientation.  On Monday morning, we’ll meet the Charter Bus at East Kentucky Power, where we will leave our vehicles.  We’ll return to Winchester on Friday afternoon.
  • Participants will receive NEED Curriculum resources.

 Conference Details

Participant sponsorship includes double occupancy lodging, meals, mileage reimbursement and curriculum materials. 

Space is limited.  Registration Deadline is April 1.  Selected Participants will be notified via e-mail by April 15 and will receive a confirmation packet that must be returned by May 1.  A $100.00 REFUNDABLE deposit is required to confirm your participation.  Details will be provided in the confirmation packet.  A waiting list will be used to fill vacant spaces.

NEED has correlated their materials to the Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards. NEED has also correlated all of their materials to The Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics.  All materials are also correlated to each state’s individual science standards. Most files are in Excel format. NEED recommends downloading the file to your computer for use. Save resources, don't print!

2016 Kentucky Energy Tour for Educators
Central Kentucky
June 12 – 17, 2016
(subject to change)


Sunday, June 12 - Registration and Orientation – Hampton Inn, Winchester

Monday, June 13 - Site visits to Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), Lexington and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Georgetown

Tuesday, June 14 - Site visits to Duke Envision Center, Erlanger and East Bend Power Plant, Rabbit Hash

Wednesday, June 15 - Site visits to Fort Knox, Radcliff and Kentucky Residential Energy Efficiency Training Center, Frankfort

Thursday, June 16 - Site visits to Shaker Village, Harrodsburg and Brown Power Station, Harrodsburg

Friday, June 17 - Site visits to PlayMart, Somerset and Novelis Aluminum, Berea