RELEASE: Science Curriculum Available for Parents During Ohio School Closure

March 17, 2020

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020

Media Contact:
Kennedy Copeland
(740) 587-0410

Science Curriculum Available for Parents During Ohio School Closure
Materials from OOGEEP’s award-winning classroom programming available for download

Granville, OH – With Ohio schools closed, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program announced today that it will give families free access to the same award-winning curriculum teachers rely on to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles in classrooms across the state.

 

“Many families are looking for supplemental tools to help their students stay sharp and on a schedule during this difficult time,” said Greg Mason, interim executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. “Ohio’s natural gas and oil industry prioritizes educating the general public, which is why OOGEEP will be providing families with free online access to its science curriculum that many teachers incorporate in their classroom plans. We hope the lessons and activities, which are centered on core STEM principles, will be useful in keeping students engaged in learning until schools reopen.”

 

Available lessons cover key geology, earth science, physics, and chemistry principles and are targeted for the middle school and high school level but can be adapted as needed. Each lesson contains additional activities and an assessment to help further challenge students at home. For younger students, OOGEEP also has activity books, an activity placemat, and a word search available.

 

Parents can access the educational materials free of charge via OOGEEP’s website:

 

###

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a non-profit statewide education and public outreach program. Created in 1998, OOGEEP provides a variety of programs throughout the State of Ohio on behalf of Ohio’s natural gas and oil industry. These programs primarily focus on teacher workshops, scholarships, science fair, firefighter training, industry training, career and workforce development, research, landowner and guest speaker programs. Engage with us via oogeep.org, Like us Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.