Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM CST
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DeSoto County School
5 East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632

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Wendi Moss
The NEED Project

2019 Mississippi Connecting Energy Education with Energy Management - Hernando, MS 

If you are unable to complete your registration please email wmoss@need.org. For additional information, please contact Gayle Sims or Lisa Campbell at 601-359-6600 or via email at lcampbell@mississippi.org.


Districts are requested to send a representative from each of the following departments:

  • admin­istration/finance
  • curriculum
  • facilities/operations
  • one or more teachers.


  • It’s FREE
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Parking
  • State standard aligned curriculum that you can use and is fun for your students!


8:00 a.m.             Registration

8:30 a.m.             Welcome & Introductions

8:45 a.m.             Managing Energy’s Grip on Your School Budget

9:10 a.m.             Seven Step Systems Approach to Energy Management

 9:30 a.m.             Overview of Blueprint for School Energy Teams

9:45 a.m.            

Energy Management Track                          or                  Energy Education Track

-          Understanding Utility Bills                                            Introduction to NEED

-          Energy Tracking Systems                                           -   Overview of NEED

-          Baselining & Benchmarking                                        -  Science of Energy                      

-          Identifying Low Hanging Fruit                                       -    Energy Enigma

-          Energy Assessments

-          Financing Energy Opportunities

12:00 p.m.          Lunch

12:30 p.m.          School Success Stories – DeSoto and Rankin County School Districts

1:00 p.m.             Forms, Flows and Connections

After learning about the forms of energy, we will study the sources of energy: What are they? Where do they come from? And how do we use each of the 10 sources of energy? Discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity.

  • Forms and Sources
  • Energy Flows
  • Electric Connections

2:00 p.m.             Carbon Cycle

 3:00 p.m.             Distribute Curriculum Packets

  • Setting up your NEED Account
  • Post Assessment
  • Evaluation

3:30 p.m.             Adjourn