K-12 Resources

Connect to a Career

Find out what you can do with a career in hydropower—and how to get there, from the Career-Connected Learning project at Snohomish County PUD.

Tour a Hydro Facility

Learn about the cross-section of engineering a hydro facility and protecting the environment, from Career-Connected Learning.

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Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE)

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education is committed to providing balanced information regarding the use of water as a renewable energy resource in the Northwest. Their website contains curriculum, activities, and discussion topics ranging from the water cycle, hydroelectric power in America, and more.

FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy

All high school students from FWEE member service areas can apply, including employee families. Application and information now available at: fwee.org/education/academy

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Pacific Education Institute (PEI)

The Pacific Education Institute works to advance science literacy and deepen student engagement by empowering educators to teach real-world science outdoors.

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Get Into Energy

The Get Into Energy program produced by the Center for Energy Workforce Development contains quizzes, videos, and activities for teachers, parents, and youth to help them learn about skills students need in order to find a successful career in the energy industry.

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Save on Energy Kids Learning Center

In the Save on Energy Kids Learning Center, explore energy savings and electrical safety with fun coloring workbooks featuring “Nico the Ninja.” Parents will find ideas for activities and saving energy around the house.

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Avista Utilities

Avista provides interactive games, videos and lessons for kids, parents and teachers. Avista Kids is for kindergarten through third grade, to learn about energy efficiency and safety around energy. e-SMART Kids is for kids in grades three through six, to learn how to use energy safely and responsibly.

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Bonneville Power Administration

BPA provides educational resources for teachers and students, grades 4-12. Material focuses on hydropower, electricity, renewable energy, climate change, environment, fish and wildlife, and energy efficiency. BPA’s Community & Education offers free publications, videos, curricula and activities for classroom use. Sign up for dam tours, a visit from a BPA volunteer, or see an events calendar.

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Idaho Power

Idaho Power provides educational resources to support energy efficiency outreach to schools, civic organizations, community centers and more. In Idaho Power’s Energy Wise Program, Student Energy Efficiency Kits are available for students and teachers, who work with a Community Education Representative.

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NorthWestern Energy

NorthWestern Energy’s Kids Korner provides games, activities and information for kids, parents and teachers.

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Portland General Electric

PGE’s Classroom Support and e-SMART Kids provides energy and safety resources for teachers and kids. Schedule a live presentation in your classroom, view educational videos, or order FREE classroom materials.

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Department of Energy

View an educational video series, free lesson plans, career information, and energy contests at Dept. of Energy Education Resources.

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Energy Star Kids

Energy Star offers the Energy Star Kids program with interactive activities for kids on energy topics, focusing on energy efficiency.

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) offers children an opportunity to learn about several uses of a Hydro Dam.

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U.S. Energy Information Administration

Energy Kids is an informative website for children and teachers and includes games, experiments, and quizzes on energy in the United States.

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