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  • Monday, May 24, 2021 7:41 AM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    The Desert Research Institute in partnership with Coronado High School would like to offer a virtual summer research experience to high school students.

    Title:  Extreme Heat and its Impact on Environmental Injustice

    Duration:  June 1st - June 30th

    Description:  In this 4 week program, students will conduct research on the effects of temperature on workplace safety for outdoor workers under the guidance of Ms. Keehu of Coronado High School and Dr. Erick Bandala of the Desert Research Institute.  Teams of 2-3 students will be assigned one city in the Southwest or South East.  Students will collect and analyze data from the US Department of Labor and DRI Climate Engine.  Data from all cities will be combined to create a scientific paper and poster presentation.  

    Please view the following video for a brief introduction to the program:

    The goals of this program are:
    1-Students will understand the effects of temperature on workplace safety for outdoor workers.
    2-Students will learn how to analyze and interpret data using statistical analysis.
    3-Students will learn how to write a scientific article
    4-Students will present their poster at a scientific conference

    If you are interested, please fill out the interest form below.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Hokunani Keehu at

    We look forward to meeting you!

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:40 AM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    DRI’s Nevada Robotics is happy to announce that registration is open for the Robotics Academy of Nevada (RAN) training June 21st – 25th. This introductory robotics training is FREE and will be offered both in-person (Reno and Las Vegas) and virtual (state-wide). Workshops will introduce you to the competitive robots (4th graders and up) - VEX IQ and FIRST LEGO League and the elementary classroom robots - VEX GO and FIRST WeDo platforms. Stipends will be available for eligible teachers starting a new team, for traveling teachers/leaders, and for attendance. We hope you will join us for an exciting week of hands-on robotics experiences taught by a variety of robotics experts. Space is limited for our in-person offerings. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

    Sign Up Today

    In-Person Training (Reno and Las Vegas):



    For more information visit our website at




    Ms. A.J. Long

    STEM & Robotics Education Manager

    Desert Research Institute

    2215 Raggio Parkway

    Reno, NV 89512

    C: 775-830-3287

    Nevada Robotics Website

    RAN 2021 Open Registration.pdf

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:18 AM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    This summer, The Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society will serve as a research site for ACS Project SEED, a paid summer internship program for two economically disadvantaged high school students in Southern Nevada.  Student interns will use their artistic abilities to make graphic novels about Chemistry. 


    Project Title:  Chemistry Graphic Novel

    Duration: 10 weeks  

    Project Description:

    Chemistry can be a difficult area of study for most high school students.  In recent years, graphic novels have become popular among teenagers.  The goal of this project is to create a new mode of learning through graphic novels that will increase student engagement and understanding of chemistry.  Students will learn about a unit of chemistry, then create a graphic novel to teach all of the concepts within that unit.  The product will be at high-school level, align with the Next Generation Science Standards, utilize real world data and examples and incorporate assessments.  If there is time, additional units will be created.  

    Eligibility:  Economically disadvantaged high school students.  One year of Chemistry is preferred, but not required. 


    Students who participate in this program will receive a stipend as well as resources to create the graphic novel including:

    • A Surface Pro and  Pen
    • Software: Clip Studio Paint Pro
    • Access to eBook:  Chemistry a Molecular Approach (Tro)
    • Access to eBook: Chemistry in the Community (ACS)


    If you are interested, or have any questions, please email SNS-ACS Chair and Project SEED Coordinator, Hokunani Keehu at

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 2:25 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    IBM is hosting a Summer Skills Build Challenge; a ready-made, virtual summer offering that requires minimal teacher intervention. You could leverage the challenge as a fun supplement to summer school programming, register your students to participate on their own or share with your partners and network. Students will have the chance to earn digital badges, gain technical and professional skills, and earn prizes along the way.

    This is a great way to introduce students and educators to emerging technology with IBM for the first time, while also relieving the burden of planning for the summer after a tough school year.

    You can see an overview of the challenge here or get educators to start registering here.

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:45 PM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

    The Discovery Museum in Reno is looking for teachers to hire for their camp programs this summer! for more information, or to apply visit their website at

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:05 PM | Kate Fowler (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 | Kate Fowler (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 | Kate Fowler (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 | Kate Fowler (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 | Kate Fowler (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

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