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DRI and GreenPower to participate in annual Science and Technology Expo

Expo part of a week-long event to get children excited about science

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2013

The Desert Research Institute and GreenPower are excited to participate in the annual Science and Technology Expo on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at the Cashman Center near downtown Las Vegas. The festival is an all-day free event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. where kids will get the chance to participate in hands-on activities from a myriad of science-related exhibitors that includes both entertainment and education. Some of the activities will be anything from checking out dinosaurs to watching planetarium shows, star gazing using special telescopes, playing in a pre-kindergarten science discovery zone, doing physics demonstrations, and much more.  

DRI and GreenPower will be one of 90 different organizations with a booth at the event. GreenPower, DRI’s non-profit arm, specifically will be highlighting efforts in reaching out to the community through its green boxes program and long-term efforts in promoting the education of renewable energy, conservation and sustainability in the state of Nevada.

To check out more about the Expo: http://www.lasvegassciencefestival.com/

About the Desert Research Institute: DRI, the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education strives to be the world leader in environmental sciences through the application of knowledge and technologies to improve people’s lives throughout Nevada and the world.

About GreenPower: GreenPower is designed to promote and support the education of Nevada’s preK-12 students about environmental and climate topics by providing schools and educators free professional development, trainings, and workshops as well as grants, scholarships, and curriculum activities that meet state core standards.


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Note to Reporters and Editors: DRI, the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education, strives to be the world leader in environmental sciences through the application of knowledge and technologies to improve people’s lives throughout Nevada and the world.

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