Alaska Network for Energy Education 

Elementary students in Barrow during an AK EnergySmart classroom visit in 2012

The key to solving Alaska’s domestic energy problems and creating a sustainable future is educating Alaskans about where our energy comes from and how we use it. Energy science and math literacy in our youth is a critical first step to building an informed populace and preparing Alaska’s residents for the jobs of tomorrow. That’s why REAP is working to create the Alaska Network for Energy Education (ANEE) to bring a common thread to K-12, post-secondary, and career and technical energy education in Alaska.

Sherrod Elementary wind turbine in Palmer on Nov. 6, 2009  (Courtesy Jason Meyer/Alaska Center for Energy and Power)

Sherrod Elementary wind turbine in Palmer on Nov. 6, 2009 (Courtesy Jason Meyer/Alaska Center for Energy and Power

The goal of the ANEE initiative is to build a comprehensive energy education network in Alaska that will create an inventory of Alaska’s energy education programs and provide a way for both education providers and consumers to see and understand what is available in the state. Eventually, REAP envisions that ANEE will be the umbrella that unites all of our existing clean energy education programs and allows us to bring complementary programs to fruition.

Learn More About REAP’s Involvement in Energy Education

AK EnergySmart
Wind For Schools

Additional Resources:
AK EnergySmart website
Main Alaska Wind for Schools website
Information about the KidWind Challenge
akenergyefficiency.org has many energy-related educator resources
Alaska Resource Education also has a variety of energy lessons and activities for students

Contact Katie Shafer at 929-7770 if you have any questions about REAP’s energy education programs.

Who we are

Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of energy stakeholders working to facilitate the development of renewable energy in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.