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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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  • Thursday, March 03, 2022 4:11 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Death Valley National Park invites you to participate in the pilot of our distance learning program.

    Virtual Trips are available until Friday, April 1st, 2022, with registration closing on Friday, March 25th, 2022. You can view information about our current program offerings on our distance learning webpage including how to register for a Virtual Trip.

    We are excited to be able to offer virtual opportunities for teachers to bring Death Valley to their students. Because this is a pilot program, we appreciate any feedback you wish to share, whether your class participates in a program or not.

    If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to reach out.



    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

  • Thursday, March 03, 2022 3:46 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The National Weather Service office in Las Vegas is hosting their first ever #WildWestWxShowdown and invites everyone to participate.  

    16 weather phenomena will battle it out for the most dangerous weather event in the west.  Battles will be all month long and you can follow along on Twitter and Facebook, with morning posts describing the weather phenomena and evening posts declaring a winner.  A printable bracket can be found below.

    NWSVegas Wild Western Weather Showdown 2022.pdf

  • Wednesday, March 02, 2022 4:08 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Las Vegas Science and Technology is back in person this year.  Please see the below ways in which you or an organization you are with may want to be involved.

    Science Is Everywhere Day (May 1, 2022): Science is Everywhere Day highlights the importance of science in our community and allows businesses to showcase science in their organizations for students and families.  If you have a business that does cool science and can open your doors to the public for a free tour, demo, or workshop, this is for you. Please see the attachment for more information regarding this event. Email to get involved. 

    Science in Schools (May 2 - 6, 2022):  STEM Professionals will be matched with a classroom or school to share their work with students. We need more than 100 speakers this year for any grade level.  Your commitment could be as short as 1 - 2 hours on one day or as long as multiple hours over multiple days, depending on your availability. To sign up to be a speaker, please go to and access the “Get Involved” tab to find the link under "Speak In Schools" .   If you sign up to participate in this, we will work hard to connect you with an appropriate school(s) and teacher(s).  Your matches will be emailed to you and the teachers mid-April to allow you and the school staff to connect and schedule.  The need is great at all grade levels, but please consider being available to modify for any grade level. If you have more questions about this, contact Cheryl Wagner at or at 702-799-0303 ext. 5169. 

    Giant Expo at the World Market Center (May 7, 2022):   This hands-on expo is expected to have more than 10,000 visitors this year.  We are looking for organizations and businesses that can share hands-on STEM experiences for families throughout the day.  To reserve a booth now, go to and click on the “Get Involved” tab.    If you think you might want to do this but are not sure about what you could do at your booth, please feel free to contact us and we can brainstorm some great ideas.

    There are additional opportunities throughout the week-long festival including community events, volunteering opportunities, sponsorships, and speaking engagements.  Please visit to learn more or email to connect with our director. 

    Alexandra Liebman

    Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival


  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 4:12 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Good morning. Please see the message below on behalf of the Nevada Science Olympiad Board. Please note, questions should be directed to

    The Nevada Science Olympiad board is seeking qualified event supervisors for the 2022 Virtual Nevada State Tournament to be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

    Below is a list of the events and times that are still in need of event supervisors.

    Interested teachers should send an email to by Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 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 8 hours for each event supervised.

    Approximate Time Allocations:

    • 1 hour to review rules (provided once confirmed as an Event Supervisor).

    • 3 hours to prepare the event exam and enter it into the NVSO platform by March 21, 2022.

    • 4 hours proctoring the event, grading the tests, and turning in the final scores on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

    Available Test Events:

    Time - 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

    Division B

    • Green Generation

    • Crave the Wave

    Division C

    • Code Busters 

    Time - 9:10 AM to 10:00 AM

    Division B

    • Meteorology

    Time - 10:20 AM to 11:10 AM

    Division C

    • Green Generation

    Time - 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

    Division B

    • Bio Process Lab 

    Division C

    • Wifi

    Time - 12:40 PM to 1:30 PM

    Division B

    • Road Scholar

    Time - 1:50 PM to 2:40 PM

    Division C

    • Environmental Chemistry

    Available Build Events (mp3 files will be provided for the Event Supervisor to review):

    • Storm the Castle - Division B

    • Electric Wright Stuff - Division B

    • Mouse Trap - Division B

    • Wright Stuff - Division C

    Thank you for considering this opportunity to support STEM in Nevada!

    The Nevada Science Olympiad Board

  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:25 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Nevada Association of School Administrators (NASA) is hosting a Professional Learning Session this April geared towards Science Supervisors/Administrators (but also open to Teachers and Support Staff) See flyer below for more information. 

    What Does Standards-Aligned Science Instruction Look Like.pdf


  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:27 PM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

    Engaging Multilingual Learners in Science: Making Sense of Phenomena is a free, interactive eWorkshop designed specifically for science educators and language educators who support multilingual learners in science classrooms.

    This offering provides multiple strategies for engaging multilingual students in the central work of sensemaking in science. Through video, interactions, and reflection activities, science and language educators will learn to:

    • Recognize the critical role of eliciting student ideas in science teaching and learning
    • Identify considerations for selecting science phenomena that are relevant to students and effective for teaching science ideas
    • Support student agency and authority in reasoning about phenomena
    • Use teaching strategies that promote language development in the context of sense making

    Completing the four modules in this eWorkshop will take about 3-4 hours.

    Ready to get started?

    1. Log in to your WIDA Secure Portal account. Don’t have an account yet? Visit your Member/State page to learn how.
    2. Locate the course and click on Course Details. Click Enroll Now.
    3. Complete an eWorkshop and print your certificate.

    Learn more on the WIDA eLearning webpage.

    View the flier here:

  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:26 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Students discovering Climate Solutions

    Thursday, February 17th, 6:00pm CT 

    Register Here

    With Earth Month on the horizon, how can you help students discover their own climate solutions super powers? Join Matt Scott, storytelling lead at Project Drawdown and former NASA global community lead and storyteller, to discover ways you can engage your students in identifying their ways to serve as problem-solvers in the face of climate change. Learn about Project Drawdown and some of the latest tools you can use to spread awareness, shift attitudes, and spark action, particularly with underrepresented communities and climate justice in mind.


    Virtual Youth Climate Justice Summit

    February 25-26, 2022

    Learn more and register here.

    Looking for new and engaging ways for your students to participate in community action, learn about government, and advocate for what they believe in? Join Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists program for the virtual Youth Climate Justice Summit


    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Green Careers as Solutions to Climate Change

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 12:00pm CT

    Register Here

    Looking for ways to get your students and communities excited about climate change solutions? Join Marie Fargo, Climate Generation's Instructional Resources Coordinator as she shares resources and tips to engage students in seeing green careers as effective solutions to climate change impacts.

  • Tuesday, February 08, 2022 6:50 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level." Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of earth science content with their students is eligible. Ten national finalists are selected, one from each National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) regional section. Some sections also recognize state winners. Individuals may apply themselves or nominate a colleague for the award.

    More information:

    Nominations are due by March 31st.

    Nevada is in the Far Western Region

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 6:04 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Girls Who Code (GWC) is an international nonprofit offering free and flexible coding resources for our community! 

    When you sign up to start a GWC Club, you’ll get access to everything you need -- including training, comprehensive resources, 120+ hours of easy-to-use and flexible coding curriculum for 3-12th graders, and even free t-shirts and other swag for each of your Club members. Clubs curriculum features coding tutorials for all skill levels, inspiring women in tech, community-building activities to increase confidence, and project-based learning related to activism. You don’t need any prior coding experience to get started! Plus -- all genders are welcome in this girls-supportive environment.

    Learn more about the Clubs program here or join a webinar here

    Sign up here to access GWC’s free Clubs curriculum & resources!


    Blurb about our free Summer Programs for 9-12th graders who identify as girls or non-binary:

    How does $100K a year sound?     $100K is the average salary for U.S. computing jobs, and Girls Who Code wants to help students who identify as girls or non-binary #MakeThatChange!    

    Join Girls Who Code's free virtual summer programs, and get the skills and support you need to step into the 500,000+ open computing jobs across the country.  ‍  

    • Our 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current 9th-11th graders in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like EAPfizer, and ViacomCBSStudents learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry. Plus, SIP students can apply for grants up to $500!

    • Our Self-Paced Program offers independent study and real-world projects for current 9th-12th graders to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity.

    Programs are available June 17 - August 12. Both programs offer exclusive alumni benefits and career support for life, including our Hiring Summit, pre-internship programs, virtual mentoring, and GWC Talks webinars for career tips and strategies.   

    ⚡ Complete your application here! You’ll get priority consideration when you apply by February 16, 2022. Regular-decision applications are due by March 18, 2022. Learn more by joining our webinar. ⚡


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