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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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  • Friday, April 09, 2021 6:00 AM | Kate Fowler (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

    email: becky.hall@nvscicenter.org 

    Education Director  

    Co-Founder 

    331 S. Water Street

    Henderson, NV 89015

    (702) 769-8707

    ScienceCenterNevada.org


  • Friday, April 09, 2021 6:00 AM | Kate Fowler (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: https://www.solardecathlon.gov/2020/build/virtual_village_tours.html?fbclid=IwAR0GwOjqiUHq1jjdv40ksAN1AZ1QsuZ19bJFBztt0VGm-L2w4CQYnYN_PxY 



  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021 12:29 PM | Kate Fowler (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 | Kate Fowler (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 www.scifest.vegas.  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 | Kate Fowler (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.

    ccew-poem-contest-flyer-SNS-2021_final.pdf

    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 erica.marti@unlv.edu


  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:25 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a free virtual conservation career day to discover people who have turned their interests in fields such as science, engineering, education, and technology into careers that help the planet. The event features four panelist per session and students can choose to attend any combination of panels that suit their interests. The event will be held on April 18, 2021,from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Pre-registration is required. To learn more and register visit https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/career-day/ 


  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:14 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Want to help a doctoral candidate with understanding environmental education pedagogical techniques?  Please read the PDF advertisement and follow the instructions.  You will have a chance to win a $25 gift card for participating. 

  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:08 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Ecology Project International (EPI); has been engaging teachers and students in experiential, place-based science learning since 2000—in Yellowstone, Mexico, Galapagos, Hawaii,…

    EPI would like to start offering more PD to teachers, and want to know what would be most useful for them. Please share this information with teachers you know who might appreciate place-based, experiential, ecologically-based PD.

    This survey should take 10 minutes to complete. It will be used to help EPI create PD opportunities that will fit teachers’ needs.

    Those who complete the survey will be entered to win one of several raffle prizes: $100 off an upcoming EPI Educator course, $25 gift card to EPI's online store, or a free EPI hydro flask.

  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:06 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    The Nevada Science Olympiad board is seeking qualified event supervisors for the 2021 Virtual Nevada State Tournament to be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

    Below is a list of the events and times that are still in need of event supervisors. More information about the event rules can be found at http://store.soinc.org/.

    Interested teachers should send an email to support@nevadaso.org by Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 and include:

    • Contact information,

    • Event preference/availability,

    • Disclosure of any affiliation to a competing team that may be viewed as a conflict of interest. 


    Those that email their interest and are approved by the Nevada Science Olympiad Tournament Director will receive additional information to register as an event supervisor. CCSD teachers will receive extra duty pay of 4 hours for each event and level supervised (1 hour to log into the Science Olympiad online testing platform and preview the test prior to the competition, 1 hour for proctoring the event, and 2 hours to grade the tests and turn in the final scores).


    Available Events:

    Time - 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

    Division B

    • Water Quality

    Division C

    • Anatomy & Physiology

    • Astronomy

    • Circuit Lab

    Time - 9:10 AM to 10:00 AM

    Division B

    • Heredity

    • Machines


    Time - 10:20 AM to 11:10 AM

    Division B

    • Anatomy & Physiology

    • Circuit Lab

    Division C

    • Machines

    • Protein Modeling

    • Water Quality


    Time - 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

    Division B

    • Crime Busters


    Time - 12:40 PM to 1:30 PM

    Division B

    • Meteorology

    Division C

    • Sounds of Music


    Time - 1:50 PM to 2:40 PM

    Division B

    • Food Science

    • Reach for the Stars

    Division C

    • Chem Lab

    • Designer Genes


  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 11:41 AM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    The BackyardBio global nature campaign (https://www.backyardbio.net/) is being run through the non-profit Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants ( https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/).


    This May, as a fun, engaging and socially distant friendly activity, they're partnering with groups worldwide on encouraging the public and especially classrooms to get outdoors to more closely connect with all their local biodiversity. 


    By photographing what they discover and sharing their images on social media (#backyardbio), the INaturalist platform (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyardbio)  and through direct connections with other similar aged classes worldwide the hope is to foster a love of wildlife that spans countries and continents.

    See flyer for more info: 

    BackyardBio PDF.pdf

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