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Date: August 9-11,2016
Venue: DRI Las Vegas with field trips

Bringing educators together for a three day event.


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  • Venue: DRI Reno with field trips to Truckee Meadows Water Treatment Facility and the Hydro Electric Power Plant


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  • Venue: Desert Research Institute, 755 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas 89119

DRI GreenPower is excited to partner with Create a Change Now, Green Our Planet, Springs Preserve, and Three Square to bring you this unique day of learning.  The training begins at Springs Preserve with an opening keynote panel of experts discussing the connection between science, gardening, and health.  The morning will continue with rotating workshops where we explore each of these topics with hands-on engagement. Participants then have a choice of 3 field experiences including a bus trip to the DRI Soils Lab in Boulder City, A Farmers Market Healthy Scavenger Hunt in Summerlin, and Garden Learning at Springs Preserve.   Following these field experiences, busses will bring all participants to Three Square where we will sum up our learning with interactive food stations and a closing social.  Busses will transport everyone back to Springs Preserve to retrieve their cars at the end of the day.

There is no cost to attend this training and  participants who complete this training will be eligible for 0.5 in-service credit issued through the Nevada.

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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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