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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, January 24, 2022 7:05 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    High school students are invited to apply for the Spring 2022 SISTEM (Student Interactions with Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  This program, sponsored by the UNLV Howard Hughes College of Engineering, is a series of talks and hands-on activities that will allow high school students to learn about careers and research in STEM.  Through five engaging sessions, participating students will be able to connect with STEM professionals in various fields.  Completion of the program will be a great addition to a student's academic resume. Applications are being accepted until February 25th.  Participants may choose between attending in person on the UNLV campus (limited number of spaces) or attending remotely by Zoom. High school students outside of southern Nevada may sign up to attend remotely. There is no cost to participate, but students who are accepted into the program are expected to participate in all five sessions which are held on five Wednesday evenings in March/April.

    See attached flyer and brochure for additional details, the link to the application, and for the contact information should you have additional questions.  

    This information may also be accessed at

  • Monday, January 24, 2022 7:04 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Dismantling Systemic Racism and Injustice

    Wednesday, January 19th, 12 PM CT

    Register Here

    Zakhia Grant from EcoRise will present on strategies and tools to support teachers, students, and community Environmental Justice lessons create a foundation for understanding of Environmental Justice history and concepts and explore how leadership, community action, and policy change can bring long-overdue justice.


    All workshop registrants will have access to the workshop recording.


    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.

    Contact Seth Spencer with questions

    Seth Spencer

    Education Specialist

    Climate Generation

  • Monday, January 24, 2022 6:59 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    OSIT has just released another round of K-5 STEM grants. You’ll find the Requests for Applications for both the K-5 STEM Classroom Grant ($1,500/classroom) and the K-5 STEM Program Grant ($20,000/school).

    Both applications are due February 18th. Please share with any (Nevada) K-5 schools or teachers you support.

    Please note, the K-5 STEM Program Grant is available for schools to launch programs from STEMList and is not available for the program’s ongoing costs.

    Visit the OSIT website for the applications:

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:58 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The NV Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is underway for 2022, and we invite you to participate! Contest is open to youth through age 18 (K-12) and celebrates waterfowl conservation through the arts.  


    The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.  


    Don't forget that our deadline and entry mailing address have changed!   


    New Deadline: March 1, 2022. All entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2022. Entries received after March 10 will not qualify for the contest.  


    New 2022 Mailing Address:   

    Nevada Junior Duck Stamp  

    P. O. Box 825  

    Chino, CA 91708  

    Our websites are changing but you can find legacy Junior Duck Stamp information here:


    Jennifer Heroux

    Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator

    Jennifer Heroux  (she, her, hers)

    Visitor Services Manager

    Desert NWRC

    4701 North Torrey Pines Dr.

    Las Vegas, NV  89130

    (702) 515-5453

    DOI Unified Regions 8 and 10

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:56 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Mojave Max Tortoise Talks and Emergence Contest are Open! 

    Hello K-5th grade teachers, 

    The Mojave Max education team is pleased to share that Mojave Max Tortoise Talks and the Emergence Contest are open for the spring semester! The Mojave Max program is a long-running conservation program that teaches students to 'Respect, Protect, and Enjoy' the Mojave Desert. 

    For more information on each program, click on the links or scan the QR codes in the attached flier. More than one class is encouraged to attend a Tortoise Talk presentation at a time and the Emergence Contest is open now! 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Donovan Guzman at Get Outdoors Nevada.  Email: 

  • Tuesday, January 04, 2022 6:54 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Students working towards an eco-friendly future are encouraged to enter the Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition! An international sustainability research competition for 15-18 year olds, any project that solves a problem with a sustainable solution is eligible. Teams register for free online and submit a research paper for consideration, with the top 10 Teams then presenting their work at a virtual Finals for their chance at over $20,000 in awards! Registration is open now until April 22; check out their website for more information and contact the Administrator at or (516) 764-0045 with any questions.

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:49 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:46 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Apply now for a 2022 #KidsToParks Day School Grant from the National Park Trust.

    Between now and February 11th, the National Park Trust is accepting applications from Title I school teachers looking to engage their students in distance learning OR in-park experiences.  This grant program provides classrooms with up to $500 for distance learning experiences or up to $1,000 for in-park experiences.

    For all of the details and to apply, visit

  • Friday, December 03, 2021 7:00 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Join us for a Sneak Peek at the hands-on Project ReCharge Curriculum!

    We have picked a few of our favorite innovative sustainability and energy efficiency lessons from our STEAM curriculum to share with teachers. This is a great introduction to the type of professional learning and curriculum that Project ReCharge offers. Teachers will learn how fun, engaging, and impactful these topics can be for them and their students!

    2022 Spring  Sessions - join us for one or all of them! We are offering a $25 stipend for each session. We are limiting our class sizes to 25 per session and all sessions will be held on Zoom. To learn more check out our website:

    Sign-Up for the Sneak Peek HERE!

    Wed 1/12/2022

    4:00-6:30 pm PST


    Sustainability → Students are introduced to the three spheres of sustainability and  consider their own contributions and efforts towards making a change in their community.

    Mandatory Session (1 time only) All grade levels

    Wed 2/23/2022

    4:00-6:00 pm PST


    Wind Power → Model how wind can be used to generate electricity, by designing blades for a small wind turbine and collecting data from the designs. 

    Middle and High School 

    Wed 3/16/2022

    4:00-6:00 pm PST


    Solar Power → Generate electricity from sunlight using solar panels and a solar water pump and consider how this process positively impacts sustainability efforts. 

    Middle and High School

  • Thursday, December 02, 2021 8:27 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Designation Action Guide

    and STEM School Application 


    The Nevada Governor’s Designated STEM School Action Guide and Application 2022 has recently been released. The Guide and Application provides a roadmap with guidelines and criteria for Nevada schools to become a Governor Designated STEM School. It also includes the designation application and the Nevada STEM Framework for reference. Applications for the Governor’s STEM School Designation are due February 28, 2022!

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