youth energy celebration

Youth Energy Celebration

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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.

RSVP for the Youth Energy Celebration beginning April 1, 2019


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
12:30pm 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 12:30.
Learn more about the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Energy Portfolios

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

Portfolio Guidelines


Thanks to OEP’s 2018 Youth Energy Celebration Sponsors

AEP Ohio
American Electric Power
AM Conservation
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Dayton Power & Light
Office of Energy and the Environment, The Ohio State University
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives

2018 Award Winners

1st Place Elementary Division-Olde Sawmill Elementary School, Dublin
1st Place Junior Division-Hawken School, Lyndhurst
1st Place Senior Division-Oakwood High School, Dayton