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Information and news found on this page are from NSSTA Partners and other organizations that have shared information with us to share with our members.  The Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) does not claim any ownership or responsibility for any events, workshops, or activities not specifically sponsored by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA). Please contact event organizers for more information.

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  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:05 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Lake Mead will be hosting a Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) summer 2021.  The TRT program is a professional development opportunity where the chosen candidate will receive both a $3000 stipend and 3 graduate credit hours upon completion of a park educational project.  The scope of the work is mostly K-5 science related.

    Please see application information attached below. More information on the Teacher Ranger teacher program can be found at

    All completed applications can be sent to with the title "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME LAKE MEAD TRT".  Interested applicants can also email any questions to the same email.  Applications will be accepted through Monday, 5/17/21 at 5 PM.

    2021 Lake Mead TRT Announcement and Application Form.docx

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:01 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Live in Southern Nevada and want to spend some time supporting your local wildlife?  The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers.  See flyer below and contact Ranger Josh if you have any questions. 

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 1:53 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Nevada Outdoor School is looking for 3 Americorps in both Winnemucca and Elko this summer.  See their video here:


  • Saturday, May 01, 2021 8:16 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Are you a group that would like to create lesson plans about Nevada rivers? 

    The Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) Floodplain Management Program is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors to enter into a state contract for the development of a complete line of instructional and educational resources on subject matter to support the program’s development of ESRI “Story Maps”.  Attached is the official Request for Proposal (RFP).

    Please see the attached document for details. Proposals must be submitted by 5/14/2021 in order to be considered.

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:42 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Join Project ReCharge for our Complete training on over 20 hands-on engaging STEAM lessons! They can earn 45 hours of professional development or up to $1,000 while engaging with our master teachers and community members experiencing the lessons as a student would.  A classroom set of supplies is included to get the students excited  with project based learning. 


    o   In-person session in Reno, NV: July 26th - 28th

    o   Follow Up sessions throughout the year (20-25 hours)

    Need more information? Contact for a presentation, phone call, or any questions you may have.  Apply Today

  • Friday, April 09, 2021 6:00 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Nevada Learning Center is offering two experiences in April:  Tracking Careers in Paleontology and Passport to Cathedral Gorge State Park. See attached flyer for details.  Note, the virtual tours are via ZOOM

    Please see flyer below for more information

    April 2021 VFT.pdf

    If you have any questions, please contact:  

    Becky Hall


    Education Director  


    331 S. Water Street

    Henderson, NV 89015

    (702) 769-8707

  • Friday, April 09, 2021 6:00 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Join the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2020 Build Challenge teams for a live, interactive tour of their houses!

    The event will begin with a 15-minute presentation about Solar Decathlon and introductions by the teams.

    After introductions, students will lead you on live tours of their houses in separate breakout rooms. With each tour lasting 15 minutes, you’ll have the opportunity to visit many of the homes in the two-hour event. Be sure to visit our first-ever Solar Decathlon Virtual Village after your live tour. You can visit the houses at your leisure.

    Teacher & Student Tours (recommended for middle and high school students)
    Apr 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
    Register here!

    For more information, see: 

  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021 12:29 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Event: Saturday, April 17th, 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. (FREE)

    The 2nd Nevada Digital Learning Summit is for all K-12 administrators, counselors, and educators in Nevada. Digital learning is a necessary component of instruction, whether learning remotely or in a school building. Come spend a day learning how to integrate digital learning in everyday teaching and learning. The day will include a keynote address from our Nevada Teacher of the Year, breakout sessions, a panel discussion, and raffle prizes that you won’t want to miss. Register here

  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021 8:51 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The 10th Annual Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival (LVSTF) is April 23 - April 30, 2021.  All events are free and all will be virtual.  Join us for many exciting and engaging opportunities for families, educators, and students! 

    Some of the events will have limited space due to the engaging, interactive nature.  All events are virtual and require registration at  Registration will open April 14, so check out the attached brochure and "Upcoming Events" on the LVSTF Website.  Select which events you want to attend, then mark your calendar for April 14--Registration Opening Day. 

    FF_2021 SciFest Bro.pdf 

  • Monday, April 05, 2021 2:53 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Southern Nevada local section of the American Chemical Society would like to invite all K-12th-grade students to participate in the 2021 illustrated poem contest.  All submissions will need to be uploaded online directly through the ACS website and a media release is part of the submission process.  Please see the attached flyer for all details. Entries due 4/25/21.


    Note, when students are submitting their entry, they will need to include parent, teacher and school information.  The local section (required part of entry form) is SOUTHERN NEVADA 

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Erica J. Marti at

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