Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport
4201 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14225

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Wendi Moss
The NEED Project

2020 Climate Science Education Workshop - Buffalo, NY 

If you are unable to complete your registration please email wmoss@need.org for assistance.


  • 3rd - 12th Grade Science and Tech Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers
  • To be eligible, your school must be located in National Fuel’s service territory.


  • It’s FREE
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • NEED classroom kit provided
  • New York state aligned curriculum.



8:00 a.m.             Registration

Pick up NEED materials and conference supplies. Continental breakfast will be served. 

8:30 a.m.             Welcoming Program and Attendee Interview

Introduction to the program and welcome by National Fuel representatives. Meet your colleagues.

9:15 a.m.             Climate Change Jigsaw

After a short presentation, break into groups to read about and then teach about climate change. 

10:15 a.m.           Properties of CO2

Working with dry ice we explore the properties of this gas. 

10:45 a.m.           Greenhouse in a Beaker

A hands-on activity that demonstrates how CO2 traps heat.

11:15 a.m.           Carbon Cycle Simulation

After an intro presentation, you become a carbon atom and cycle through earth’s reservoirs.

12:00 p.m.          Lunch

Enjoy lunch while discussing the NEED network and the educational materials available.

12:45 p.m.          Climate Change Mitigation

A presentation introduces the wedge concept and ways we can reduce society’s carbon footprint.

 1:15 p.m.             The Wedge Challenge / Carbon in My Life

2:30 p.m.             Energy Efficiency Measures

Learn about items included in the home energy conservation kit Interested teachers will be provided with a class-set of 30 home energy efficiency kits for students to take home, install with their families, and start saving energy.  

2:45 p.m.             Closing Program

3:00 p.m.             Adjourn