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Information and news found on this page are from NSSTA Partners and other organizations that have shared information with us to share with our members.  The Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) does not claim any ownership or responsibility for any events, workshops, or activities not specifically sponsored by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA). Please contact event organizers for more information.

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  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 5:44 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    As the State continues to diversify the economy by recruiting STEM industry, Nevada’s education systems are providing high-quality and career-connected STEM learning experiences to students. Nevada’s students are acquiring STEM skills, mindset, interests and identities that will propel them and the State forward. The STEM Teacher of the Year Program will recognize individual leaders’ impact on the State’s STEM education and workforce goals.

    Each Regional STEM Teacher of the Year and each Regional STEM Advocate of the Year will receive a certificate from the Governor along with a digital seal and a swag bag from OSIT and NDE. Regional winners will be recognized at their school site or organization and invited to their designated Regional STEM Network convening to accept their award.

    The Nevada STEM Teacher of the Year and the Nevada STEM Advocate of the Year will receive a certificate from the Governor, a digital seal, a swag bag, and a monetary stipend of $500. The winners will be presented with their award at their school site or organization.

    Applications for STEM Teacher of the Year/STEM Advocate of the Year program are due by February 12th. Those interested can read more and apply at
  • Monday, January 22, 2024 9:11 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    The Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) and Nevada Division of Minerals are committed to providing teachers with knowledge and tools to assist them in providing quality K-12 earth science instruction. NVMA and the Division of Minerals host two earth science workshops annually, one in Southern Nevada and one in Northern Nevada. These workshops focus on a broad range of earth science topics, including mineral and rock identification, rock formation, geologic processes, the importance of mined materials, and the role that mining plays in 21st-century lives. Teachers are provided tools for accurate, standards-based science lessons. Workshops include tours of operating mines and geologic sites of interest.

    Workshop Dates :

    • Las Vegas - March 12-13,2024
    • Reno - April 2-3, 2024

    The workshops provide:

    • The opportunity to receive professional development credit
    • The ability to share earth science knowledge with peers
    • Completed, ready-to-use, grade level appropriate lessons plans.

      Please email for more information!
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 7:02 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    This year's awards will honor science, technology, engineering, or mathematics teachers working in grades K-6. Nominations close on January 8, 2024.   For more information, to nominate a teacher, or to apply, scan the QR code,  or click the following link

  • Monday, August 07, 2023 11:07 AM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

    The Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation is pleased to announce the application is now open for the Nevada Outdoor Education & Recreation (NOER) grant program. $250,000 in funding is available for youth outdoor education and recreation projects in Nevada. Eligible applicants include local, state, and tribal governments, schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups.

    Visit the NOER webpage to learn more.

    Applications are due October 6, 2023. Submit applications via email to . Applications will be reviewed by NDOR Staff and/or the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation and awards will be announced beginning December 2023. 

  • Monday, August 07, 2023 10:56 AM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

    Washoe fifth grade teachers can apply! For more information visit the event website

  • Thursday, March 02, 2023 11:34 AM | Sylvia Scoggin (Administrator)

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 3:03 PM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

    We know you're passionate about promoting science education and so are we! Let's work together to promote the You Be The Chemist Challenge®, our fun, FREE STEM competition!

    Students in grades 5-8 work in teams of 3-4 and compete either virtually or in person, with a chance to participate in the National Challenge in Houston, Texas where they will build their passion for chemistry, interact with leaders in the industry, and compete for SCHOLARSHIPS!

    Registration for the You Be The Chemist Challenge opens on
    October 3, with PARENTS AND TEACHERS able to access our FREE study resources! To learn more about the Challenge please visit If you would like to get involved and learn more about the challenge and CEF's work then please feel free to email us at

  • Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:41 PM | Virginia Chandler (Administrator)

    K-12 STEM Green Boxes available to borrow now! These are available to all educators in Nevada, informal and formal, for no charge. These will ship out on October 15th, and we won’t expect them back until November 30th.

    Click here to see whats available

    If you know of any other youth services that are looking for resources, please let me know or forward this email!

  • Friday, August 05, 2022 8:55 AM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

    The 7-12 PAEMST cycle has launched! If you or any teachers you know are interested in applying please see the requirements in the following link:

  • Friday, August 05, 2022 8:51 AM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

     DRI Green Boxes are available to all educators in Nevada, informal and formal, for no charge. These will ship out the 15th, and we won’t expect them back until Sept 23rd. Click the link to sign up!,13,14,22,26,27&date=20220815&options=tabs%20

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