The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund has developed a variety of programs designed to increase awareness of clean energy through education. Click on each link to find out more:
Clean Energy Climate Solutions Program – This two-year initiative is aimed at testing, evaluating, and adapting educational materials that will teach elementary and secondary school students in Connecticut about clean energy as an important solution to climate change.
Learning for Clean Energy Innovation Program – This pilot program offers teacher training and classroom activities focused on solar energy education. The solar energy lessons are aligned with the Connecticut Core Science Curriculum Framework and will serve as alternative lessons for the Energy Transformations module of the 9th grade standards.
Community Innovations Grants Program – Communities may qualify for $5,000 block grants to fund programs designed to raise awareness of clean energy on the local level. Examples include a school calendar focused on clean energy education and a cable TV access program discussing the benefits of clean energy.
Connecticut Science Center – The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund have joined forces to showcase the science of clean energy and energy efficiency technology at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford.
Heliotronics Educational Data Displays – The Heliotronics system provides live, flexible, and in depth data monitoring. The data is downloadable in various formats for educational use. CCEF has purchased four Heliotronics systems located at different schools throughout Connecticut.