News - Region V: Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon and Churchill Counties

Girls in STEM

Published on: August 29, 2018

This one-of-a-kind collaboration with Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) and Women in Tesla (WIT), will be an inspiring weekend for young women interested in STEM. This camp will use Sierra Nevada Journeys and Girl Scouts’ programming, and WIT volunteers, for a unique weekend of team building and outdoor exploration. A $25 fee for registration will be paid to …

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Nevada Recycles Art Contest

Published on: August 29, 2018

5th Annual Statewide Recycled Art Contest Make a Difference. Make a Masterpiece The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with The Venetian Resort Las Vegas to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling. In support of Earth Day’s 2018 campaign to End Plastic Pollution, this year’s projects must be made with used or found …

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2018-2019 STEM Ambassador Program!

Published on: August 26, 2018

The 2018 – 2019 school year is in full swing, and Nevada STEM Coalition is here for our educators! We want to help you on your teaching journey and bring real world application into the classroom through our Ambassador Matching program! Nevada STEM Coalition focuses on bringing field practitioners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the classroom and …

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OSIT holds STEM Leaders Academy

Published on: August 26, 2018

The Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology (OSIT) is excited to announce the 2018-2019 STEM Leaders Academy! The academy is intended for schools, of all levels, that are interested in increasing engagement in STEM education. During the academy, schools will participate in five workshops across the year geared toward best practices and development of a school STEM strategic plan. …

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K-5 STEM Program Grant Offered by OSIT

Published on: November 22, 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Purpose: To increase the prevalence of evidence-based, high-quality formal and informal STEM practices and programs in Nevada’s elementary schools. To increase the use of hands-on, evidence-based, experiential STEM learning in grades K-5. To increase the percentage of elementary schools that teach science three-plus hours per week. To increase interest in, awareness of, and achievement in the subjects of …

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NESTA Looking for volunteers

Published on: September 6, 2017

Hello rock hounds in the Reno area! The National Earth Science Teachers Association will be at 2018 NSTA Regional Conference in Reno and we will be needing some help. This includes being a receiver (and transporter to the event) for samples for the world famous Rock Raffle, as well as participate (as either a presenter or facilitator) at the Share-a-Thon. …

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Northwestern RPDP prepares for the eclipse

Published on: August 13, 2017

August 21, 2017 – Solar Eclipse – This will be a partial eclipse in Northern Nevada – about 80% of the Sun will be covered – AT NO TIME DURING THE ECLIPSE IN NORTHERN NEVADA IS IT SAFE TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT EYE PROTECTION! At no time will it become dark as we are not in the …

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