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

Upcoming water education workshops:

Register today for a professional development workshop being offered in your area.
Workshop participants receive materials, equipment, and resources to teach science in their classrooms.
Workshop participants will learn how to implement NGSS and NV Academic content standards using Project WET lessons.

Waters of the Western Great Basin
Reno Peppermill Resort
8:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M.
June 16-17, 2015

Symposium Registration form

Join NDEP and Project WET facilitators in Reno Nevada for two days of discovery about Waters of the Western Great Basin.

Day 1 Tour the Peppermill’s Geothermal Power Plant and learn about the geothermal system used to heat and cool the resort’s buildings. Presentations on the Tahoe Basin Watershed, the Truckee River Watershed and Pyramid Lake will address water quality, water management and impacts to downstream users, communities and wildlife.

Day 2 Sessions on the Carson River Watershed and Walker River Watershed will address inter-basin transfers, drought conditions and invasive species. After a picnic lunch at the McKinley Arts & Cultural Center investigate macro-invertebrates that inhabit the nearby Truckee River and tour the Center’s Low Impact Development (LID) demonstration project.

Complete and return your registration form today!

Return to Mary Kay Wagner Ph: (775) 687-9449; fax 775-687-9561.
If you know other K-12 educators who may be interested in these workshops, please forward this email.

For information on Water Education Workshops in Southern Nevada, contact:
Amanda J.D. Rowland, Education & Outreach Specialist
Lake Mead National Recreation Area


Enviro-News — The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is pleased to present our Spring 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.

Spring 2015 — This issue of NDEP's Enviro-News!

What's Inside the Newsletter
  • Living With Fire
  • Recycling Survey!
  • Waste-Free Lunch
  • Low Impact Development
  • Success is Small Steps Taken

  • Take Care of Lake Tahoe
  • New Educational Resource
  • CHOLLA:Connecting Hands
  • Earth Day Events
  • Upcoming Workshops

Download the Newsletter Here

Back Issues of Enviro-News
Available Here:

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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