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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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  • Monday, May 09, 2022 7:39 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    BSCS Science Learning seeks teacher collaborators for a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The Climate Education Pathways project is a collaboration between BSCS Science Learning, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our project aims to enhance teaching and learning of climate change for high school science and we are recruiting high school biology, earth science, and environmental science teachers to take part in our project. Teacher-collaborators will field test a 6-8 week digital high school science unit about climate and biology developed for the NGSS. Teachers will be supported in localizing the unit for their students and community. Teachers who are a part of the field test have the opportunity to be paid up to $2,700 over the course of 1.5 years (January 2023-May 2024). For more information and to apply to secure your spot in the project, please visit https://bscs.org/upcoming_programs/climate-education-pathways/

  • Saturday, May 07, 2022 10:35 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Please share with you Bio, Bio H, and Bio AP colleagues. 


    HHMI BioInteractives is working with UNLV's Genomes to Phenomes to Populations (g2p2pop), an NSF grant funded project, to offer a unique professional learning experience for Biology, Biology H, and Biology AP educators. The workshop will be held at UNLV and at CCSD Curriculum and Instruction facilities, June 6–9, 2022. Please see the flyer for more information and to register: 

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/17GXCQfEHeKFl8yvHWkl3ywf7m2bPOgJ_tJbCPFlK7X8/edit?usp=sharing  


  • Sunday, May 01, 2022 10:33 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)
    The UNR Math and Technology Camp is scheduled to run IN PERSON this summer! We just passed the published deadline of April 16th, but we still have about ten open spots so feel free to share widely with educators and families of current sixth and seventh graders! 

     

    An application can be found here: https://www.unr.edu/education/centers-and-student-resources/initiatives/northern-nevada-math-technology-program/camp-information


  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 2:52 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    See the attached flyers for several professional learning opportunities.  Think Outside the Classroom workshops are provided on behalf of Get Outdoors Nevada and the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership. This series consists of 4 workshops, each for 2 CU's.  Project Wet and Discover a Watershed classes are provided through support from Get Outdoors Nevada, the Springs Preserve and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection. All workshops are free to teachers.  


    For any questions, please email the contacts as indicated on the flyers.  

    June SNAP teacher trainings flyer summer 2022 copy.pdf

    June PW teacher trainings flyer summer 2022.pdf


  • Monday, April 18, 2022 3:35 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Discovery is looking for enthusiastic instructors interested in working at Camp Discovery this summer. This is a seasonal 40-hour, Monday-Friday position with flexible working weeks. Our camps are designed for campers in Kindergarten-7th grade and are split by grade level. We are looking for both Lead and Assistant Instructors. I have attached a link with the descriptions for both the positions below:

     

    Camp Discovery Lead Instructor

    https://nvdm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/The_Discovery-Camp_Lead_Educator-1.pdf

     

    Camp Discovery Assistant Instructor

    https://nvdm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/The_Discovery-Camp_Assistant_Educator-1.pdf

     

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@nvdm.org.

     

    For any questions regarding the position, please email Kevin, our Camps & Outreach Manager, at kperez@nvdm.org or you can reach his office phone at 775-398-5901.

     

    Thank you for your time!

     

     

     

     

    Meghan Schiedel, M.Ed.

    Education Manager

    490 S. Center Street

    Reno

    NV

    89501

    O: 

    775-398-5923

    www.nvdm.org


  • Friday, April 15, 2022 7:37 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Springs Preserve SPRINGBOARD Virtual Learning Program has two, new, exciting products for the classroom – flyer attached. These products are for 4th – 12th  grades.

     

    1. A new video focused on drought in Southern Nevada - Drought: Our Water Resources and Community Response. The video covers the issue of drought specific to our region. The SPRINGBOARD program also includes an opportunity to schedule an expert for a virtual classroom visit and supporting materials in teacher toolkits for grades 4-12. To schedule an expert and/or request access to our Teacher Tool Kits, click here. Expert availability is limited.

     

    It's important to note that students must watch the video, review vocabulary words and formulate thoughtful, topic-related questions prior to meeting with an expert. Our experts do not teach the subject matter, they provided an opportunity for students to ask questions and explore the topics further.

     

    1. Drought Activity Kit offered to teachers at no cost. The kits contain tools to engage students in an experiment with plants and water, including a gift card to purchase the plants needed for the activity.

    Teachers can request a kit here.  https://forms.gle/EwCHaaKAgw5kvtzz6


  • Monday, April 04, 2022 3:35 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival Needs Volunteers

    The NNSTF needs volunteers for our Science is Everywhere and Signature Events during the week of April 26-30, 2022.

    A Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival (NNSTF) volunteer will provide support and PR for NNSTF events. The duties include attending assigned festival events, promoting other festival events to attendees, and general assistance to event personnel.

     The requirements for volunteering for the NNSTF include being courteous and personable when dealing with attendees and event hosts, being dependable, punctual, self-directed and willing to take initiative. The NNSTF will provide you with a volunteer T-shirt denoting your invaluable assistance during the festival.

    Use the QR code or the link below to sign up and let us know your availability by April 10th. There will be a brief 20 min. volunteer training on April 25 @ 4:30pm at the Discovery, where you can pick up your volunteer t-shirt.

     

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    Volunteer Form Link

     

     

    If you’d like to know more about the Science is Everywhere or Signature events go to https://nnsciencefest.org/


  • Monday, April 04, 2022 3:34 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Please see message below from Death Valley National Park


    Greetings,


    We are excited to announce that the pilot program of our distance learning program has been extended to Friday, April 22ndlimited to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


    You can view information about our current program offerings on our distance learning webpage including how to register for a Virtual Trip. Because this is a pilot program, we appreciate any feedback you wish to share, whether your class participates in a program or not.


    Thank you to all groups that have participated so far (feel free to sign-up for additional programs!).


    If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to reach out. Feel free to pass this information on to your network!


    Best regards,

    The Death Valley Education Team


    ____________________________________

    Death Valley Education Program

    Phone: 760-786-3226


    Quick Links:

    Ranger Guided Field Trip Programs: Ranger Guided Field Trips - Death Valley National Park

    Pre- and Post- Visit Lesson Plans: Teaching Resources - Death Valley National Park

    Digital Student Report Information: Student Report Information - Death Valley National Park

    Weather Data provided by the National Weather Service: Death Valley National Park Weather


  • Monday, April 04, 2022 3:32 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    See Message below from Mandy Mountain


    I am planning an outreach event on Earth Day and I am looking for CCSD teachers (as well as college students that are planning to be teachers, or that are interested in biology careers) that would be interested in attending an event to learn about dune beetle ecology at Big Dune. Teachers and college students would get to participate in research activities being conducted by UNLV, learn about the ecology of the Giuliani's dune scarab beetle, and experience what it might be like to be a field biologist for a day. The hope is that teachers will share information about the experience with their students and incorporate it into a lesson about science, research, or science careers, and inspire students to have an interest in science. I am also willing to come talk to their classroom if it fits into their lesson. Long term, I hope that by having first-hand experience to draw from, teachers will be better equipped to make science lessons more interesting and relatable to students.

    This event will be on April 22nd, with a possible second day on April 23rd. Transportation will be provided. We will be traveling to Big Dune Nevada and conducting research activities including collection of observational data of beetle behaviors, and collecting environmental and behavioral data during a short experiment manipulating the light conditions that beetles are exposed to.

    I am aware that this experience will not appeal to everyone due to the late hours and the fact the "bugs" are not everyone's cup of tea. This timing is necessary because the beetles are only active and observable during a short window each night around sunset, and we need travel time to get to and from the dune. If you are very afraid of insects you may not want to come on this trip, but rest assured that these beetles do not eat food as adults, and biting is not something that we have ever experienced from them. It is quite an experience to see the beetles all emerge from the sand in unison and watch them as they hover around all of the surrounding shrubs against the backdrop of the sunset. It all feels very magical. I am looking for adventurous teachers that like the outdoors, have an interest in biology, and want to use their experience to inspire their students.

    If you are interested in participating, complete the form at this link:   https://forms.gle/ZJY1twdk49kwr3Y6A
    Thank you!

     Mandy Mountain
    Graduate Student, Lab of Dr. Daniel Thompson
    Teaching Assistant for Biology 415 Discussion
    School of Life Sciences

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    mandy.mountain@unlv.edu


  • Monday, April 04, 2022 3:31 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Join Pahranagat NWR for it annual Carp Rodeo on April 30. After two years, this fun, family-friendly fishing event is back in person!  Please see attached flyer for more info and follow us on Facebook for all the latest info. https://www.facebook.com/PahrandMoapaValleyNWR



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