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Mansel A NelsonProgram CoordinatorTribal Environmental Education Outreach928-523-1275
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Challenge Your Students to Become Energy Efficient
NSTA and the U.S. Department of Energy today opened registration for America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC)—a nationwide student contest to help families save money by saving energy at home. AHEEC will engage students in elementary and middle schools to make smarter energy choices that reduce U.S. reliance on fossil fuels and put money back in their parents’ pockets. This initiative aims to educate America's youth about the benefits of energy efficiency, motivate students to play a more active role in how their families use energy, and help families across the country reduce their energy bills.
“This exciting competition is designed to inspire the next generation of energy leaders to take simple and affordable steps today that will save money and get them thinking about energy issues at an early age,” said Energy Secretary Chu. “Educating students about energy efficiency today will help them tackle our nation’s energy challenges in the future.”
“Teachers are always looking for fresh new ways to motivate their students in science,” said Dr. Eberle. “America’s Home Energy Education Challenge is an excellent way to spark the imagination of students, while inspiring them to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”
Official registration for the Challenge begins today and ends October 7, 2011. Students, teachers, and principals are encouraged to register to participate at HomeEnergyChallenge.org. Participation in America’s Home Energy Education Challenge will be broken into two parts, the Home Energy Challenge and the Energy Fitness Award. Each is designed to encourage students to learn about science and home energy savings. Visit the website for more details and updates or view the press release to learn more.