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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


GreenPower is partnering with Sierra Nevada Journeys, Nevada PLT, and the Nevada Division of Forestry to offer the “Greening” Your School for Student Achievement, Stewardship and Fun!” workshop. During this training, you’ll explore multidisciplinary lessons and investigations that promote “green” concepts surrounding energy, natural resources and the use of the environment for teachable moments. You’ll also be introduced to PLT’s GreenSchools! investigations that combine environmental education, service-learning, and leadership opportunities for students to reduce the ecological footprint of their school.

As always, this workshop is FREE for Nevada’s educators! Lunch will be provided and participants receive a .5 in-service credit upon completion of the training.

Time Location
May 17, 2014 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Desert Research Institute
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

You have a garden, now what? Come join us for a half day focused on supporting school gardens. There will be presentations from USDA, Edible School Garden Coalition, and Junior Achievement as well as teacher breakout sessions and some hands-on-activities aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.

This a GreenPower sponsored event hosted by Create a Change Now. Lunch and coffee will be provided. 

Please note the end time has changed. This event will be done by 1:30pm. 

Information and Online Registration

Date Time Location
Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00 am - 1:30 pm Desert Research Institute
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119