The OOGEEP wiki is designed for teachers to easily access lesson plans and online resources to support energy education specific to the Ohio crude oil and natural gas industry. Feel free to make comments and add links or classroom lesson plans that support and improve energy education and are related to this important energy source.
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation (Foundation) are non-profit statewide education and public outreach programs.
OOGEEP was created in 1998 and provides a variety of programs throughout the State of Ohio. These programs primarily focus on teacher workshops, scholarships,student education, firefighter training, industry and workforce training, research, landowner and guest speaker programs.
OOGEEP has gained respect from a variety of target markets by earning a reputation as a credible state and nationally recognized program that provides factual information about the crude oil and natural gas industry. Many programs have related curriculum and materials that meet state and national standards.
Since 1998, OOGEEP has positively impacted more than 2,500 Ohio teachers, 100,000 students and 450 emergency responders. OOGEEP has also made over 200 public presentations, and the combined media campaigns have reached over 4,000,000 Ohio residents. Many of these programs took several years to develop, and initially required a significant amount of research and development funds. OOGEEP is considered a creditable resource by the educational, emergency response, regulatory, and general public communities and has received numerous national, state and regional awards.
OOGEEP is voluntarily funded by Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas industry and thousands of landowners (royalty owners). OOGEEP does not utilize any taxpayer dollars.