eesmarts is an energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy learning initiative funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. The vision of eesmarts is to facilitate students’ understanding of the science, math and technology related to clean, renewable energy and electricity in order to create an energy-efficient ethic among all school-age students in Connecticut.
All eesmarts workshops and lessons fully align with the Connecticut Mastery Test, the Connecticut State Science Framework, the Connecticut State Mathematics Framework and the National Science Standards. eesmarts workshops are interactive and cross-disciplinary providing educators with a hands-on examination of the inquiry method using activity based learning opportunities. eesmarts also offers presentations (ee Events) about energy efficiency and hands-on activities for students tailored to the needs of the students, teacher, class size and grade levels. All ee Events and eesmarts workshops are available at no cost to schools or educators. See eesmarts for more information.
The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University focuses on energy education, policy, conservation and load management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, distributed generation, protection of environmental resources, and the dissemination of information on alternative and sustainable energy to consumers and providers.
The Connecticut Energy Connection is a resource for educators interesting in energy lesson plans aligned with the state’s science framework for high school students. Topics have a Connecticut focus and an emphasis on solutions that students can implement. Lessons, labs, and activities cover fundamentals of energy, climate change, and energy efficiency.