youth energy celebration
Youth Energy Celebration
COVID-19 UPDATE: OEP is following current CDC recommendations limiting gatherings of more than 50 for the next 8 weeks. As a result, the 2020 Youth Energy Celebration has been cancelled. But we still want to celebrate YOU! Share a story, picture or video of a project you have done this year…or how you are teaching energy online. Submissions will be compiled into a Virtual YEC. Send OEP your story here!
Schools can still submit a portfolio to NEED to be judged in their national competition.
Next Year…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 chaperons or school bus drivers.
Registration will open April 1, 2021
Award Winners and More!
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. Bring your students to celebrate a year of excellence in energy education.
Youth Energy Celebration Agenda
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
Thanks to OEP’s 2020 Youth Energy Celebration Sponsors
American Electric Power
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Dayton Power & Light
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives
Sustainability Institute at Ohio State
2019 Award Winners
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