Nebraska Solar Schools

Welcome to Nebraska Solar Schools

Nebraska Solar Schools, founded by Nebraskans for Solar, is a program  that provides K-12 educators with resources and tools for incorporating renewable energy education into their classrooms and schools. The resources support Nebraska and national science standards. The program is offered to public and non-public schools, as well as places like schools such as children’s museums, zoos, nature preserves and science and technology centers.

Current Program Partners Include

  • Nebraska Green Schools
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Nebraska Energy Office
  • LES, OPPD, NPPD
  • Creighton University, UNL, UNO, Nebraska Community Colleges
  • Lincoln Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools
  • Nebraska Chapter of USGBC
  • Nebraskans for Solar

Partnership Between Nebraska Solar Schools and Nebraska Green Schools
Nebraska Solar Schools is one of a number of program partners involved in Nebraska Green Schools, a certification program sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Nebraska Green Schools Directors
Jennifer Swerczek, Energy Education Specialist at Nebraska Public Power District. Primary contact for the Nebraska Green Schools program.

Sara Cooper, Science Education Specialist, Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska Solar Schools Facilitator
Helen Deffenbacher, M.S. Education. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit, Nebraskans for Solar.

Nebraska Solar Schools’ Newsletters & E-Announcements
To subscribe, just send an email to: HelenDeffenbacher@NebraskaSolarSchools.Org with the word “subscribe” in the subject line.