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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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  • 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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  • Venue: Idlewild Park (California Building) Reno, NV

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Join fellow educators for a day of hands-on training giving you new ideas, dynamic lessons, and great  information to bring back to your classroom.  We will be opening up our DRI Green Boxes and discovering the amazing units created by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Nevada Department of Agriculture and Sierra Nevada Journeys all aligned to NGSS and free to use.  We will also have time to explore KTMB’s new sensory garden in Idlewild Park.

Participants will enjoy: continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.  Upon completion of the day, all educators will be eligible for 0.5 in-service credit.