About the NEED Program
Mobile Education Unit
Children's Energy Education Program
Putting energy into education.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) believe it is vital to reach out to school children with important and timely energy messages. Today’s students are not only our future customers, but they also have an influence on the current energy use in their homes and schools.
Building an understanding of energy is important in the classroom. That understanding starts with the teacher. In order to accomplish our objective of providing high-quality energy education experiences for elementary and middle school children in our service area, we must start by expanding the opportunity for classroom teachers to obtain high-quality, energy-related curriculum and professional development.
We have a partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, a nonprofit education association that provides professional development, innovative materials correlated to the National Science Education and Kentucky Core Content Standards, and ongoing support to educators nationwide.
In addition, an electricity vampire may be headed to your child’s school as part of the Kentucky Science Center’s mobile learning exhibit, powered by LG&E and KU, called “Captain Current vs. The Electricity Vampires.” The program is available to all K-8 schools in the region, but special discounts are available to schools in the LG&E or KU service territories.
Today's students are tomorrow's workforce and decision makers. Building the foundation for understanding energy today paves the way for an energy-educated tomorrow.