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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, March 28, 2022 3:37 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Join the Nevada Science Center for their next Virtual Field Trip on April 1st at 1 pm PT being broadcast from the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. They will be discussing mining history and the science technology of historic mining in the Silver State.

  • Monday, March 28, 2022 3:36 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Science Alive program at the Desert Research Institute has several STEM Green Boxes still available for loan.   Each Green Box provides all instructions and all materials needed for engaging lessons that support the Nevada Academic Content Standards.  You can read more about the Green Box program at:

    These are available to all educators in Nevada, informal and formal, for no charge. Boxes will ship out this week and will need to be returned by May 11th.  Shipment to and from your school is included.  Please visit this link to see what is available:,13,14,22,26,27&date=20220301&options=tabs%20The boxes that are still available for check out will say "BOOK NOW" when you look at each grade level category. 

    Contact Leah Madison at if you have any questions.  

  • Monday, March 28, 2022 3:35 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    It's time for the 2022 Free Fishing Day Poster Contest! 

    The contest is open to all fourth and fifth-grade students in Nevada. All entries must be received at your nearest regional Nevada Department of Wildlife office by Friday, April 29th, 2022.

    Download the official Information Packet here! Please share far and wide!

    For any questions or concerns contact Eric Cachinero at 

  • Monday, March 28, 2022 3:34 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Annual Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival will be held April 30 - May 7, 2020.  There will be MANY events throughout both weekends and during the week Including Science is Everywhere Day on May 1, evening events all week, and the Giant Expo on May 7.  You can visit the website for updates:

    CCSD coordinates the "Science in Schools" portion of this weeklong event.  We work to bring in STEM professionals to as many classrooms/schools as possible during the week.  Teachers are now invited to sign up to request a STEM professional for their classroom(s) or school during that week.  Please check the dates before you sign up.  If you do sign up and are assigned a speaker, it is expected that you will follow up with the speaker to schedule an appropriate time for their visit.  If you are assigned a speaker and do not follow up and/or cancel, you will be jeopardizing further partnership opportunities.  

    To request a STEM speaker during the las Vegas Science and Technology Festival-Science in Schools, complete the form by end of day April 5 , at:

    Matches will be made with speakers and your match contact will be emailed to you the week of April 18.  As soon as you get that match, it is expected that you will reach out to the science professional to confirm and plan the visit.   I cannot promise that all requests will be filled as this is dependent upon the number of speakers who sign up. 

  • Monday, March 28, 2022 3:32 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Computer Science Professors Jo and Kim will once again be hosting their GenCyber Camp for high school students. This year students will participate for one day in spring, one in fall, and a week over summer.

    The camp is free to attend but students must apply by April 9, which is coming up quickly.

    We also have a webpage at that gives more information about the program and includes a few media stories to watch for background

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:29 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Please see the attached flyer below for Get Outdoors Nevada's 2021-2022 virtual programs. 

    Virtual NGSS Flyer Spring 2022.pdf

  • Monday, March 21, 2022 2:00 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Steve Gaskill from K.O. Knudson JHS in Las Vegas and his students who were just named national finalists in Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.  They get $50,000 and a trip to New York to pitch their idea to Samsung!

    Their project was to design better bus benches for the Las Vegas summers.  Their solution was to replace the RTC's current steel benches with benches out of concrete made using recycled sunflower stalk aggregates.  This was one of the top ten finalists in the country.

    You can vote for this idea in the "Community Choice Vote" every day here: 

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:27 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Regional STEM Networks’ High-Quality STEM, Equity and Awareness Subcommittees publish new tools


    The Regional STEM Networks’ Subcommittees, in collaboration with OSIT, have developed a collection of Nevada-specific tools using research and rigorous independent evaluation. A High-Quality STEM rubric was developed to provide guidance for measuring the quality of STEM programs. The Equity tool compiles best practices regarding increasing equity in STEM. The Awareness tool provides examples of how various stakeholders can increase awareness of STEM, the benefits of STEM, and local STEM opportunities.

    To learn more about the tools, register to attend the informational sessions offered this week!

    High-Quality STEM Rubric   Tues 3/15  1 - 2 PM   

    Register in advance

    Equity in STEM Tool   Wed 3/16  1 - 2 PM   

    Register in advance

    STEM Awareness Tool   Thurs 3/17  4 - 5 PM   

    Register in advance           

  • Monday, March 14, 2022 3:26 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Nevada Division of Minerals and the Nevada Mining Association would like to invite you to join us April 12-13 for the 31st Annual Southern Nevada Earth Science Education Two-Day Workshop. This PDE training is completely free and provides the opportunity to earn one PDE credit. The two-day workshop will take place in-person at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School located at 2015 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas 89117 (see map below). We are offering two fun-filled days of rocks, minerals, and mining. On day one, participants will spend the day rotating between five classroom sessions. Two of the sessions are required for all participants and the remaining three sessions offer a variety of electives so participants can choose the topic best suited for their grade-level curriculum. On day two, attendees will participate in a grade-level breakout session to collaborate with other teachers on how to adapt the material for use in their classrooms. After which participants will depart on one of three field trip options to active mine sites and/or areas of geologic/cultural significance. Masks will be required on the bus for the field trip.  For more information and to register please visit Please feel free to call 702-486-4343 or 775-829-2121 with any questions. We hope to see you there!

    Contact Rebecca Ely with questions. 

    Rebecca Ely

    Geologist-Field Specialist-

    Mineral Education Programs

    Nevada Division of Minerals

    375 E. Warm Springs Rd. Ste#205

    Las Vegas, NV 89119

    (ofc)702-486-3915; (cell) 702-340-7953

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:28 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Please see the following flyer for more information.  Register here.

    Questions can be sent to SNRPDP's Stacy Bird 

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