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    ConocoPhillips Launches Its Fall Energy Workshop Series

    ConocoPhillips launched its fall 2010 energy workshops geared toward primary and secondary level teachers yesterday, Sept. 21.

    HOUSTON -- ConocoPhillips launched its fall 2010 energy workshops geared toward primary and secondary level teachers yesterday, Sept. 21. The company and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project partnered for the third year to provide educators with materials and training necessary to improve energy education in America's schools, the company reported.

    In 2010, ConocoPhillips and NEED will conduct 26 workshops in 25 cities across the nation. An estimated 1,250 educators will participate in this year's workshops, and each will receive curriculum materials and hands-on experiments focused on different energy forms, heat, light, motors, batteries and magnets, according to the company.

    Nationwide teacher evaluations indicate more than 96 percent of workshop participants use the NEED materials in their classrooms; therefore, more than 200,000 students have been reached by this collaboration in just three years.

    Eleven of the 26 workshops scheduled for 2010 were completed last spring. The remaining workshops will be conducted this fall in various cities, including:

    • Houston, Texas
    • Cheyenne, Wyo.
    • Beckley, W.Va.
    • Kenai, Alaska
    • New Orleans, La.
    • Anchorage, Alaska
    • Ferndale, Wash.
    • Savannah, Ga.
    • Ponca City, Okla.
    • Borger, Texas
    • Owensboro, Ky.
    • Contra Costa, Calif.
    • Linden, N.J.
    • Tallahassee, Fla.
    • Lake Charles, La.

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