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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: Galena Creek Fish Hatchery
We will explore the great outdoors and engage in hands-on STEM curriculum with professionals from DRI GreenPower, The Great Basin Institute, and RPDP. This training will provide you with new tools to bring into your classroom and challenge you to think about how you might utilize outdoor opportunities that are available to you. During the day you can expect, hands-on workshops, outdoor field study, engaging speakers, continental breakfast and lunch, and amazing scenery! Bring your walking shoes because we’ll be taking a walk along the trails. Participants will be eligible to receive 0.5 State In-service learning credit.
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  • Venue: Las Vegas, Springs Preserve