Science Alive Teacher TrainingK-12 Teacher Professional Development and Curriculum
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 professional development hours 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 STEM Education Manager Emily.McDonald-Williams@dri.edu.
Reno | April 15, 2023
Las Vegas | April 22, 2023
Four Nevada educators were selected to attend the NASA SEEC Conference. This hands-on conference provided lesson plans, activities, and tours of NASA facilities. These educators are bringing their knowledge and experience back to share the knowledge gained through this experience with educators statewide through two FREE Professional Development trainings for Nevada’s teachers. Both trainings offer continuing education credits for attending educators. These trainings will provide lesson plans, resources, and hands-on engagement in space-based lesson plans that are grade banded and NGSS aligned. Educators will leave prepared to integrate NASA approved learning into their classrooms. Topics include the upcoming Artemis mission, Deep Space Discovery, Gravity Wells, and more. Space is limited.
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STEM Education Manager
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512