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  • Venue: Desert Research Institute, 755 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas

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DRI GreenPower and the National Atomic Testing Museum are partnering to present the special FREE featured event as part of the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival. Join us for science presentations, hands-on activities, DRI lab tours, and a special appearance from the 501st Legion Star Wars Characters + performances from the light saber guild. 

Event Schedule and Details: 

Special Presentations and Awards
4:45 pm 501st Legion Star Wars Characters and performances from the Light Saber Guild
5:30 pm Presentation of Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Award Winners
6:00 pm Presentation from special guest - Sam Scimemi, NASA Director of the International Space Station
7:00 pm 501st Legion Star Wars Characters and performances from the Light Saber Guild

Speaker and Presentation Schedule Location: DRI Room 181/182

Speaker Time Topic
Dr. Henry Sun 4:15 - 4:45pm Life on Other Planets
Ben McGee 5:00 - 5:30pm Reagon Star Wars Program
Dr. Lynn Fenstermaker 5:45 - 6:15pm Observing Science with Remote Sensing
Jack Doyle 6:30 - 7:00pm Nerve Rocket Engine
Ted Hartwell 7:15 - 7:45pm The Sky on the Ground: Phenomena in Pop-Culture








DRI Laboratory Tours
  4-4:20pm 4:20-4:40pm 4:50-5:10pm 5:10-5:30pm 5:40-6:00pm 6-6:20pm 6:30-6:50pm 6:50-7:10pm 7:20-7:40pm 7:40-8:00pm
Microbiology Lab   OPEN   OPEN   OPEN   OPEN    
Groundwater Lab   OPEN   OPEN   OPEN   OPEN    
Archaeology Lab OPEN   OPEN   OPEN   OPEN   OPEN OPEN



Special Exhibits: 

  • Water Sharks - Water Treatment Solutions and Technologies
  • National Geographic
  • NASA and DRI's Dr. Lynn Fenstermaker
  • Creech Air Force Base - 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Group
  • DRI Foundation 
  • The National Atomic Testing Museum
  • 501st Legion Star Wars Characters and performances from the Light Saber Guild
  • Local Las Vegas Food Trucks 
  • DRI Community Environmental Monitoring Program



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  • Venue: Legacy Golf Club 130 Par Excellence Dr.  Henderson, NV 89074

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The Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2015 presents "Tee Up for Green Boxes", a Golf Tournament benefiting the Desert Research Institutes’s Green Box Program. This program is designed to support Nevada’s PreK – 12 educators by providing  them the tools, resources and knowledge they need to get their students engaged  in a variety of science-based, environmental topics in a fun and informative way.

Includes green fee, cart fee and awards reception with great prizes. There will be special surprises along the course! 

Event is limited to 144 golfers.

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Teacher Trainings and Workshops

As part of our mission, we recognize the importance of preparing Nevada’s educators with real world science information and expertise so they can transmit that information to their students.

DRI’s Science Alive program hosts professional development teacher trainings throughout the year in both Northern and Southern Nevada, and in our rural communities. We pride ourselves on offering a diverse set of topics and experiences at each training. All of DRI’s trainings are free and educators who attend our trainings are eligible for in-service education credits offered through the Nevada State Department of Education.  Our trainings include hands-on activities, exciting keynote presentations, unique field trip experiences, and amazing resources.

Past topics for our trainings include: Astrobiology, gardening, engineering and innovation, recycling, water conservation, energy and energy efficiency, exploring NGSS, and our annual STEAM focused trainings.

Should you have any questions about our trainings please contact our Community Relations and Professional Development Administrator

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