Technology Assessment Division

Outreach and Education

The mission of the Louisiana State Energy Office’s Outreach and Education Program is to promote energy efficiency and conservation by providing resources, civic engagement, and environmental education. The outreach program is designed to boost energy literacy through classroom visits, fun activities for all ages, and energy saving tips.

Louisiana Teacher Resources

Classroom Visits:

The Energy Office offers virtual and in-person Classroom Visits on a variety of topics for grades K-12. This opportunity allows our energy educators to visit with students and share lessons with hands-on activities about oil and gas, solar, energy efficiency and other engaging energy topics. From engineering classrooms to elementary classrooms, students enjoy the lessons and teachers appreciate the support we provide. In many cases, we are also able to furnish the supplies needed for the visits and all sessions can be customized to your class! For questions, email

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Energy Education Workshops for Teachers:

The Energy Office is proud to sponsor Energy Workshops for teachers that focus on Louisiana’s vast energy resources, the science of energy, energy sources, electricity generation, transportation, efficiency, and conservation and climate science. All workshop  participants receive virtual teaching tips and creative ideas that are aligned with Louisiana curriculum standards. You also get $50 worth of teaching supplies pre-workshop and a Science of Energy Kit delivered post-workshop. Open to K-12th grade science educators, CTE teachers, and extracurricular/ after school/ club leaders! 

 To sign up: NEED Events · The NEED Project

Complete energy lesson plans to teach your students the importance of green energy while enhancing your required curriculum. Here you'll find many creative lesson plans, labs, projects and other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics. Incorporate them into your classroom. Prepare your students for a greener future!

Energy Lesson Plans
Complete energy lesson plans to teach your students the importance of green energy while enhancing your required curriculum. Here you'll find many creative lesson plans, labs, projects and other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics. Incorporate them into your classroom. Prepare your students for a greener future!

Kids' Energy Quiz
A quiz consisting of 36 multiple choice and True/False questions designed to introduce children to the basics of energy production, consumption, and conservation.

Black Gold Beneath the Bayous
A classroom teaching aid designed for Louisiana Earth Science Teachers. This tool offers factual text and graphics, music, animation, and classroom experiments.
(NOTE:  This particular portion of the website requires that you have Flash Player installed)

Energy Conservation Enhancement Project
This program provides for the enhancement of energy education curriculum materials that were developed for selected courses in the state's vocational-technical schools. The material will increase the knowledge of energy conservation / efficiency techniques. This working knowledge will enhance the students' opportunity for employment.

Louisiana Envirothon
An environmental problem-solving competition for teams in grades 6 through 12. DENR provided source material and testing on the new discipline added for 2007: Alternative & Renewable Fuels.

Envirothon 2007 Training Day Video

Envirothon 2007 Event Video

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Energy related field trips:

Below is a list of off-site teacher resources

LaHouse Resource Center
LaHouse - Home and Landscape Resources Center includes a permanent showcase house with exhibit and resource room on 7 acres of education landscape exhibits, a multimedia education center, and educational outreach to consumers, professionals and youth that address national and regional challenges. It includes a wide range of practical and proven solutions that integrate the LaHouse benefits criteria, from no-cost to higher-end, high-performance products and systems for both new and existing homes.

  • The Rig Museum, Mr. Charlie -- Morgan City, Louisiana 
  • Walk Aboard an Authentic Offshore Drilling Rig  at The International Petroleum Museum and Exposition's mission is to gather, save, preserve, and interpret artifacts and information about the offshore petroleum industry and to educate others concerning the impact and significance of this Cajun-born industry upon the rest of the world. It is a non-profit corporation established for the purpose of educating the general public, and the next generation, on the significance of the offshore oil and gas industry and its effect on the local area, the state, the nation, and the world.
  • La. State Oil and Gas Museum
  • Located in aptly-named Oil City, the Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum interprets the fascinating drama of Louisiana’s early oil industry history through photographs, films and life-size dioramas. This part of Louisiana, of course, was built on the oil and gas industry and visitors interested in the technical aspects of oil field work will find the museum particularly appealing. Across the street and next to the old train depot, an interesting collection of machinery, rigs and equipment further illustrate the character of oil and gas production.
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Other Teacher Resources


Below is a list of off-site teacher resources

National Energy Education Development Project (NEED Project)
The mission of the National Energy Education Development Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), they focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.

Energy Basics

Learn about renewable energy resources and how we can use nonrenewable energy sources more efficiently.

Department of Energy

Teachers are the building blocks to our STEM future. Investing in teacher professional development, retention, and resources is essential to our successful STEM future.  STEM Rising, a project of the Office of Public Affairs, highlights all of the ways the Energy Department supports science education and workforce development. View the resources on this page see digital content and virtual learning for classroom use, teacher workshops and research opportunities, grants, and other assets available to support our nation’s STEM educators. Resources for  K-12, College & Continued Learning, and Workforce. Visit the Multimedia page for videos, webinars, games, lesson plans, and energy basics.

The CLEAN Network is a professionally diverse community committed to improving climate and energy literacy. Follow this link for easy-to-read explanations of science and policy, designed to step students through the key principles of climate and energy.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) FOR TEACHERS provides lesson plans, science fair experiments, teacher guides, field trips, and more!

Energy Hog
Energy Hogs are everywhere–in your homes, at work, and in schools. They’re wasting energy and costing you hundreds of dollars every year. Want to stop them? Want to teach about them? Want to attract people to hear your energy saving ideas? Scout around; we have resources, games and rental information to help you bust energy hogs where ever you are.

Energy Kids
Energy Information Administration page devoted to kids. It includes classroom activities for students k-12, including experiments, energy news and classroom resources.

Energy Quest
Energy Education from the California Energy Commission

ERIC Institute of Education Sciences
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a digital library of education-related resources, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

National Energy Foundation
National Energy Foundation (NEF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs, products and services. These resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation and the environment.

  • For the Kids

    • Lorax Activity Book on saving energy, water, and protecting the planet. Whether you’re looking for an educational and stimulating summer activity for your kids, or would like to stock your classroom with engaging back-to-school workbooks, the Lorax Activity Book has you covered!
    • K-12 STEM Rising - For kids of all ages, there is always something new to learn about science and technology. STEM Rising, a project of the Office of Public Affairs, highlights all of the ways the Energy Department supports science education and workforce development.
    • Take the Earth Day Kids Pledge  - Celebrate Earth Day by taking this Energy Star Earth Day Pledge that is easy to download and print!
    • Kids Home Check Up   - Kids can use this ENERGY STAR Home Check-Up to walk through their homes with their families (or someone else’s home, too) and identify ways to start saving energy, money, and the planet right away.
    • NEED Coloring Sheets  cover a variety of subjects
    • NEED for students provides various resources from awards to science fair ideas and everything in between! 
    • Energy Kids Energy Information Administration (EIA) page devoted to kids. Includes classroom activities for students K-12, including experiments, energy news, and classroom resources
    • Conservation Corner 

      • For DIY home energy audit guides:
      • ENERGY STAR Home Advisor you can create a profile of your home's energy efficiency features and get a prioritized list of energy-saving recommendations customized to your home.
      • Home Energy Saver recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home's climate and local energy prices.
      • The Energy Saver Guide from the U.S. Department Of Energy shows you how easy it is to cut your energy use at home and also on the road. The guide is available as a PDF or ebook (both ePub and .mobi).
      • The Louisiana Housing Corportation’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  is a  federally funded program that weatherizes homes to improve heating and cooling efficiency; thereby reducing energy costs and improving the comfort level of household members.  
      • Follow Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency to find tax credits for residential energy efficiency, residential renewable products, builders of energy efficient homes, and energy efficient commercial buildings.
      • Visit the Building Performance Institute, Inc. for information on a professional home energy audit.