This website consolidates information about environmental educational programs offered by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and it's bureaus. If you would like to know more about education events and activities, visit our events calender

The 11th annual Carson River Snapshot Day will be conducted on Friday, November 4, 2016. Snapshot Day offers students, parents, and educators the chance to experience the river first-hand and interact with resource experts who care for this lifeline that connects our communities. Snapshot Day data is collected from multiple sites at the same time on the same day, documenting an annual “snap shot” of the river. The primary purpose is to document and study riparian habitat, measure water quality, and increase understanding about our precious watershed.
Under the guidance of resource experts, Student Monitoring Teams conduct field tests for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and temperature, and other water “grab” samples are collected for laboratory analysis of nutrients, turbidity and bacteria. Student Monitoring Teams also complete a habitat assessment of their site, which includes visual observations and photo documentation of vegetation and stream conditions.
Educators have the opportunity to collaborate with resource experts for a crafted field study and content mastery of NGSS Performance Expectations appropriate for their grade.
Register now to experience a unique field study of the Carson River Watershed. Registration closes October 5th.

     Additional information
      Snapshot Day Team Leader Handbook
      Snapshot Day Step-by-Step Instructions
      Snapshot Day Forms
      NGSS SSD Educator Resource
      Assumption of Risk form

Enviro-News — The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is pleased to present our Fall edition of Enviro-News! A news publication For School and Community Educators. Our newsletter highlights and promotes our commitment to recycling, watershed education, and environmental stewardship that is occurring in the great state of Nevada.

Fall 2016 — This issue of NDEP's Enviro-News!

What's Inside the Newsletter
  • Climate Change
  • Going Deeper into Stormwater
  • Down the Drain – Stormwater & You
  • Role Models Needed

  • Food: Too Good to Waste
  • Recycled Art Contest
  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Educational Materials

Download the Newsletter Here

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Interactive Tool: The Scale of the Universe. Cary Huang, with technical support from his brother Michael Huang, developed this interactive "Scale of the Universe", in which you navigate across planets and microscopic objects with a simple movement of the mouse.

December, 2010 — Thirst - an informative slide show [63 slides - 1.6MB ]

[Reno] City garden cuts pollutants to the river — Non-point source pollution runoff from urbanized areas has been proven to degrade water quality in receiving waters. The McKinley Arts Center is a highly visible park and community center for Reno residents. This Low-Impact Development (LID) demonstration project in partnership with NDEP, City of Reno, and the Truckee River Fund constructed rain gardens and plan to demonstrate proper use of permeable concrete in the parking area. Watch the video

In addition to the educational resources noted above, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has numerous programs that work together to protect Nevada's air, land, and water resources. These programs are unique and offer a wide variety of educational opportunities.

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