Its vision is to facilitate students’ understanding of the science, math and technology related to clean, renewable energy and electricity in order to create an energy-efficient ethic among all school-age students in Connecticut.
Through its K-12 curriculum, eesmarts helps educators and schools teach the importance of becoming energy smart by providing free professional development in-class lessons, and outreach on energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and electricity.
The eesmarts curriculum fully aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts.
Professional Development Workshops
Professional development workshops are provided free-of-charge to educators across the state of Connecticut for grades kindergarten through high school.
Both district and general workshops are offered. Upon completion of an eesmarts workshop, teachers can request lesson materials for their classes at no cost.
Workshops are interactive and cross-disciplinary, providing educators with NGSS three-dimensional learning through activities and hands-on explorations, just as their students will perform their classrooms. Workshops are presented by Capitol Region Education Council (CREC).
eesmarts lessons are fully aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts.
Each lesson features a detailed lesson plan with live links, materials for classrooms, hands-on activities, extensions and evaluation tools. Lessons are flexible, interdisciplinary and the program fits seamlessly into any class curriculum.
For information regarding specific workshops and lesson materials, please call toll free 877-514-2594.
In an effort to engage energy efficiency messages at the student level, eesmarts. offers in-class lessons on energy conservation, energy efficiency and how to be energy smart.
In-class lessons are currently available for Connecticut elementary schools (public and private) with a focus on schools in distressed municipalities
Call 877-514-2594 for more information.
The annual eesmarts contest invites students to answer grade level-specific prompts regarding how they would promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and reducing their carbon footprints to their families, fellow students and schools.
Students express their energy smarts through a variety of formats, including poems, news articles, posters, speeches and even plays and TV scripts. All contest prompts align with the Connecticut State Frameworks in science, mathematics and writing.
Participants receive recognition for their submissions and winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony.
For more information, call 877-514-2594.
eesmarts is an annual sponsor of the Sustainable Resources and Practices (Middle School), Future Sustainability (High School) and the Alternative/Renewable Energy categories at the Connecticut Science Fair.
Projects considered for these categories aim to find practical solutions to our world’s problems by identifying specific ways that individuals and communities can utilize sustainable processes, products and technologies to help protect the environment for future generations.
Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place projects.