Nebraska Solar Schools Website Is Now Launched

"Earth House" at Prairie Hill Montessori School in Roca, Nebraska, one of two "hybrid schools" (wind and solar). Nebraska has no other K-12 solar schools.

“Earth House” at Prairie Hill Montessori School in Roca, Nebraska, one of two “hybrid schools” (wind and solar). Nebraska has no other K-12 solar schools.

Nebraska Solar Schools is an online program that provides K-12 teachers with resources and tools for incorporating renewable energy education into their classrooms and schools. The program is available to public and private schools, as well as places like schools such as children’s museums, zoos, nature preserves and science and technology centers. Purchasing and installing a solar energy system is not a requirement for participation in the Nebraska Solar Schools program or for certification and designation as a “solar school.”

Current Program Partners 

  • 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 many program partners involved in Nebraska Green Schools, a new certification program sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education. To achieve certification, students complete investigations through an online course and implement action projects. The 5 areas for student investigation are: Energy, Water, School Site, Waste and Recycling, and Environmental Quality. Nebraska Solar Schools & Nebraska Green Schools will launch this fall. For more information, visitwww.nebraskasolarschools.org