DRI Announces a Back-to-School Event for Educators

Training for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Educators in Las Vegas and Reno

DRI is pleased to announce its “STEM Showcase for Educators: Back to School Blowout” in Las Vegas and Reno.  The event includes training on DRI’s new Green Boxes, which are Next Generation Science Standards and Amplify standards aligned, free classroom supplies, raffle prizes, swag bags, and a resource fair with local businesses and non-profit organizations.

The contents of a Science Alive Green Box.

Green Boxes are self-contained teaching kits that provide educators with two or more weeks of lesson plans along with all of the supplies necessary to conduct each activity. Every box uses active learning strategies to engage students in hands-on projects that foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These lessons are designed to enhance student literacy in various STEM subject areas, from water conservation in the Desert Southwest to the environmental impact associated with natural resource extraction. Best of all, this resource is offered FREE of cost to any formal or informal educator in Nevada!  

This event is a collaboration between DRI’s Science Alive, UNLV, and the National Institute for the Advancement of Education. Register Today!

Las Vegas

August 1, 2023
DRI’s Las Vegas Campus
755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119


August 7, 2023
DRI’s Reno Campus
2215 Raggio Parkway Reno, NV 89512


TimeKindergarten – Second Grade SessionsThird – Fifth Grade Sessions
2:00p-6:00pResource Fair & Raffles
2:15p-3:15pPushes and Pulls for KindergartenEarth to Mars for third grade
3:30p-4:30p  Nature’s Superheroes for first grade  Sense and Response for fourth grade
4:45p-5:45pWater-Wise Locals for second gradeNevada Water for fifth grade

About DRI

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in basic and applied environmental research. Committed to scientific excellence and integrity, DRI faculty, students who work alongside them, and staff have developed scientific knowledge and innovative technologies in research projects around the globe. Since 1959, DRI’s research has advanced scientific knowledge on topics ranging from humans’ impact on the environment to the environment’s impact on humans. DRI’s impactful science and inspiring solutions support Nevada’s diverse economy, provide science-based educational opportunities, and inform policymakers, business leaders, and community members. With campuses in Las Vegas and Reno, DRI serves as the non-profit research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.dri.edu.

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