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Green Box

The DRI Science Alive Program is the only Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) program and one of only two non-profit programs (out of 16 total) to earn this commendation.

Thanks to funds from the Nevada NASA Space Grant, a group of secondary STEM teachers were able to take part in a multi-faceted program designed to inspire learning engagement by encouraging teachers to incorporate drones in the classroom.The effort was developed and led by aviation instructors and other educators from Clark County School District (CCSD), Nevada State College (NSC), and the Desert Research Institute (DRI). The resulting lesson plans, including materials needed to implement them, will be shared across Nevada. This is accomplished through the grant’s support for a circulating “Green Box” kit designed and managed by the Desert Research Institute to help teachers capitalize on this innovative use of drones in the curriculum.

DRI Science Alive Program launches new brand, new tools for Nevada’s teachers 

Reno, Nev. – Building on nearly two decades of science education and outreach across Nevada, the Desert Research Institute today announced a new brand and renewed focus for its preK-12 outreach program. 

DRI’s Science Alive program – formerly known as Green Power – has expanded its reach to provide Nevada’s preK-12 educators with a comprehensive set of modern tools and resources focused on science-based, environmental education.