STEM Education Program

Science Alive STEM Education Program conducts education and engagement for the Desert Research Institute, a global scientific research and development institute under the Nevada System of Higher Education. The mission of Science Alive is to support PreK-12 educators in science-based, environmental education by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge they need, so all students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work, live and contribute in our community. Science Alive achieves our mission by providing inquiry-based STEM curriculum through our Green Boxes, offering Educator Trainings and Workshops throughout the school year, and through School Support in the form of speakers, field trips, and special opportunities.

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Resources Available

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Green Boxes

Free STEM Education toolkits covering K – 12 grades.

Teachers at a STEM Education Workshop

Educator Professional Development

Offering CE credits for educators on a number of topics.

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EnergySmart Education

Free K-12 outreach, education, and leadership programs

Make a Donation

If you would like to help support these programs, please consider making a donation.

Your donation will go towards Science Alive’s incredible initiatives such as Green Boxes, teacher trainings, and workshops. DRI’s Science Alive STEM Education Programs impact communities throughout the entire state of Nevada, reaching urban, rural, and tribal communities.

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Science Alive Team


Desert Research Institute
Northern Nevada
Science Center

2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Desert Research Institute
Southern Nevada
Science Center

755 East Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119


Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences