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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.

We are very excited to announce our 2nd Annual - "May Science Be With You" event scheduled for May 4, 2017 at the Desert Research Institute's Las Vegas Campus. 

Lab equipment upgrades made possible by 2013 DRI Nevada Medalist donation

Students at Earl Wooster High School are starting the year off with new science lab equipment thanks to support from the Desert Research Institute’s GreenPower K-12 Outreach Program and a donation from the Institute’s 2013 DRI Nevada Medalist, Dr. Nina Federoff.

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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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