For immediate release: 8:30 AM – Wednesday, January 30, 2019  

Teachers who teach or live in San Isabel Electric’s service-territory are invited to apply for a 3-day, science-based energy training conference. The National Energy Education Development (NEED) conference will be held in Westminster, CO, June 18-20, 2019.

San Isabel Electric’s power supplier, Tri-state Generation and Transmission will host the conference at their headquarters in Westminster, CO. Conference registration and most travel expenses are covered including lodging, meals and transportation.

“I have gained a wealth of useful information to take back into the classroom, and I have a new appreciation for the energy I use,” said Cloudcroft Elementary teacher Shannon Cordova, from Otero County Electric Cooperative in New Mexico.

Attendees will receive:

  • Hands-on Science of Energy kit for the classroom, a $300 value.
  • Professional development credit.
  • STEM curriculum regarding the science of energy, sources of energy, electricity efficiency and more. The NEED Project has more than 30 years of energy education and curriculum development experience.
  • Assistance meeting math and language arts Common Core Standards.

Tri-State and San Isabel Electric are already accepting applications from fourth through 12th grade educators for the NEED – Science that Sparks teacher training.

Apply online at www.tristate.coop/NEEDapplication.

For more information about NEED, contact Tiffany Pettigrew, San Isabel Electric Youth Outreach Intern at communications@wordpress-666784-2187745.cloudwaysapps.com or Michelle Pastor, Tri-State Education Program Advisor at mpastor@tristategt.org.




As a not-for-profit cooperative utility, San Isabel Electric provides affordable, reliable electricity with exceptional service to communities throughout southern Colorado. Serving nearly 20,000 Member-owners and 24,000 meters, San Isabel Electric has been keeping the lights on since 1938. We don’t just serve communities. We are part of communities.