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preK-12 Green Boxes

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17+ Years of Outreach and Education 

Green Boxes are self-contained teaching kits that provide educators with all of the supplies necessary to conduct each activity.

 

About our Green Boxes

Training & Workshops

Exploring Geothermal Power

Date: June 18-19, 2018
Venue: DRI Reno with a field trip to Geothermal sites in Northern Nevada
Renewable Energy is the key to a greener and cleaner future.

Exploring Hydro Electric Power

Date: June 5-6, 2018
Venue: DRI Las Vegas with a field trip to Hoover Dam
Renewable Energy is the key to a greener and cleaner future.

Drone Experience Program

 
 

Watch this great video that showcases our partnership with Dilworth STEM Academy and our drone experience with Drone America!

Beyond the Disciplines

ScienceAlive supports preK-12 educators by providing inquiry based STEM Curriculum through our Green Boxes, Teacher Trainings and Workshops, and by offering special opportunities to our participants.

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Green Boxes
413 schools
40 different subjects
Free supplies, lessons, and equipment
NGSS Alignment
 
Trainings & Workshops
2,109 teachers
In-service credits available
Continuing Education credits available
Professional development
 
 

Recent News

May 24, 2018

Craig Rosen Recognized as Nevada Sustainability Leader

NV GREEN Alliance Names DRI Science Alive Administrator 2018 Environmental Hero at Awards Gala

May 22, 2018 (Las Vegas, NV) - Craig Rosen, Community Relations and Professional Development Administrator for DRI's Science Alive Program, was honored by the NV GREEN Alliance this weekend as the winner of the 2018 Rob Dorinson Environmental Hero Award. 

Winners of the 2018 GREEN Awards illuminate those paving the way, setting examples, creating change, innovating the future, and educating the next generations on how protect and foster sustainable living. The Rob Dorinson Environmental Hero Award specifically recognizes an individual who demonstrates dedication and an unflinching love of the environment and who paves the way to bring about awareness and change.

"Rob was committed to educating citizens and businesses on the importance of being green and making a difference in the quality of life in southern Nevada," Rosen said of the award's namesake. "I am honored to have been selected as this year’s winner and will continue to encourage educators to bring sustainability topics and lessons into their classrooms and inspire their students to be change-makers."

As a key member of the Science Alive team, Rosen facilitates STEAM teacher trainings for K-12 educators across Nevada and organizes educational outreach activities for DRI, including the annual May Science Be With You event, a Star Wars-themed celebration of science and technology held at DRI's Las Vegas campus.

The GREEN Alliance GREEN Awards Gala was held on Saturday May 19, 2018, at Opportunity Village in Las Vegas. Deborah Donaldson, founder and CEO of Superpowers 365 and motivational speaker, opened the ceremony with an inspirational message to the audience of sustainability leaders.

For more information on the GREEN Alliance, visit http://www.greenalliancenv.org/.

For more information about DRI's Science Alive Program, visit https://sciencealive.dri.edu/.

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The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet. For more than 50 years DRI research faculty, students, and staff have applied scientific understanding to support the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada's needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities. With campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, DRI serves as the non-profit environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.dri.edu.

 

 

June 05, 2018

Exploring Hydro Electric Power

Date: June 5-6, 2018
Venue: DRI Las Vegas with a field trip to Hoover Dam
Renewable Energy is the key to a greener and cleaner future.
June 18, 2018

Exploring Geothermal Power

Date: June 18-19, 2018
Venue: DRI Reno with a field trip to Geothermal sites in Northern Nevada
Renewable Energy is the key to a greener and cleaner future.

The ScienceAlive Team

Our talented team of administrators supports Nevada's preK-12 educators in science-based, environmental education by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge they need, so all students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work, live and contribute in our community.

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Meet the Talent

Amelia Gulling
Amelia Gulling
K-12 STEM Education Manager
Mackenzie Peterson
Mackenzie Peterson
Green Box Administrator
Leah Madison
Leah Madison
Green Box Coordinator
Craig Rosen
Craig Rosen
Community Relations and Professional Development Administrator

Testimonials

The program does a great job providing materials and training for teachers to help improve science and STEM instructions in Nevada classrooms.
 

David Crowther, Ph.D.
Executive Director Raggio Research Center for STEM Education, Professor of Science Education, University of Nevada, Reno
The (ScienceAlive) team has worked tirelessly to develop and improve classroom ready resources and build capacity for teacher support and implementation.
 

Kristopher Carroll
K-12 Regional Science Trainer, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
My 5th grade colleagues have enjoyed the activities and ideas that I have shared with them from the trainings that DRI has held so far this year. The ideas that I brought back from the training The Innovator Within helped my team develop several activities that are beginning to meet the Engineering Practices for our grade level. My colleagues need hands-on learning activities so they are able to understand what the standards document is saying. The trainings that I have attended so far have allowed my team and I to work and plan activities using a common language in order to understand the standards documents.
 

Latanya Robinson
Teacher, Bennett Elementary School