DRI’s GreenPower Administrator receives Friend of Science Award

Southern Nevada teachers recognize her role in promoting science education.

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2013

Amelia Gulling, GreenPower AdministratorAmelia Gulling, GreenPower AdministratorLAS VEGAS – Amelia Gulling, the Desert Research Institute’s GreenPower Program Administrator has received the Friend of Science Award from the Southern Nevada Science Teachers’ Association.

Gulling received her award at Western High School while hosting a lunch presentation on GreenPower for science educators in the Clark County School District. This was the first of many presentations and teacher development sessions that will be held by GreenPower this summer.

“She was nominated by one of our members for the work she has been doing in providing energy and environmental projects for the teachers to use in their classrooms,” said Jenelle Hopkins, a Board member of the Southern Nevada Science Teachers Association, “SNSTA wanted to say ‘thank you’ for all her hard work.”

The SNSTA recognizes outstanding science educators and programs in Southern Nevada each year. This particular award recognizes those who help promote science education throughout their community and aid science teachers in Southern Nevada.

Green box display at Western High SchoolGreen box displayRecipients of the Friend of Science Award have been rewarded for the various forms of help they have offered educators, such as providing professional development, classroom resources and activities, or formal/informal science experiences for students.

“I am honored to receive this award,” Gulling said. “It helps validate my role as a science education promoter in the state of Nevada and I believe this helps give me some credibility with our teachers.”

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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