Youth Energy Celebration

Bring your students to celebrate a year of excellence in energy education.

This electrifying event is a great way to see what students and teachers across the state are doing to impact behaviors and help create smart energy consumers of the future. 


Ohio Energy Project

Save the date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021!

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

  • Open to K-12 Teachers and Students
  • Cost: FREE (including admission to the Zoo)
  • Limit of 10 students per school. Due to space limitations, we are not able to accommodate parent chaperones or school bus drivers.

Registration will open April 1, 2021.

9:00am Zoo opens to explore (on your own)
10:30am Mingle with the animals at the Africa Event Center
10:45am Lunch Buffet Begins (taco bar-includes vegetarian & gluten free options)
11:15am Ohio Energy Project Awards Program Begins
12:15pm Return to Zoo (on your own)
Departure time depends on your school schedule. The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium closes at 5:00pm. The Youth Energy Celebration will be over by 12:15.

Learn more about the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

All portfolios are due by April 15th. Submit digital portfolios through NEED’s website. See portfolio guidelines for more information.

AEP Ohio
American Electric Power
AM Conservation
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Dayton Power & Light
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives
Sustainability Institute at Ohio State

1st Place Elementary Division-Olde Sawmill Elementary School, Dublin
1st Place Junior Division-Graham Middle School, Saint Paris
1st Place Senior Division-Oakwood High School, Dayton  TIE
1st Place Senior Divison-River Valley High School, Caledonia  TIE