EnergySmart Education

The mission of EnergySmart Education is to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, prepare student for STEM careers, reduce energy usage among teachers, students, and schools, and reduce the environmental impacts from energy and water consumption.  The program provides teacher trainings, Green Boxes, school support, fieldtrips, and a speaker series for preK-12 educators with an emphasis on energy, energy efficiency and related topics.DRIEnergySmartEducLogoSml

Schools and Organizations
Over half of the participating schools are designated as Title I, in which more than 50% of the campus student population is eligible for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) program, a reliable indicator of poverty. Additionally, among the schools served in the current year by the EnergySmart program, 10 percent of the student population at the schools served is designated as Limited English Proficiency.

For a list of our EnergySmart schools and organizations click HERE.


Professional Development

Each summer a 3 day STEM-based teacher training is held in both Reno and Las Vegas. For more informatoin, click here...

Curriculum and Resources

Green Boxes are offered free of charge for classroom implentation. For the list of EnergySmart Green Boxes, click here...

Public Service Annoucement Competitions

Each year, EnergySmart Education along with the Governors Office of Energy, Southwest Gas, NV Energy, and Green Chips hosts a Energy focused PSA competition. Click here for more information...

Home Energy

Because we know students take home what they learn at school, we've developed tools to enhance energy education at home. Click here for more information...

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Main Sponsors:

  • Southwest Gas
  • NV Energy

Other Support From:

  • Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition
  • Center of Excellence
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Springs Preserve
  • Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program


  • Envirolution
  • Government Office of Energy
  • Green Chips
  • Green Chips
  • US Green Building Council
  • Alliance for Climate Education