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.

Reno: June 16 - 17, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Educator's Symposium - Waters of the Western Great Basin Symposium Registration form

This symposium is a great way to start your summer. We begin Day 1 with a morning tour of the Peppermill’s Geothermal Power Plant and learn about this resort’s construction of a geothermal heating system to use as its primary heat source, and some cooling, for the property.
We continue the morning with offering deeper background knowledge of the Tahoe Basin Watershed, focusing on water quality and what is being done to protect this national treasure. We then explore the Truckee River Watershed learning much more about water management (supply and demand) including water storage, water treatment, deliver and reclamation before water is returned to the river. We will end Day 1 with a session on Pyramid Lake focusing on impacts to our downstream users, communities and wildlife.
On Day 2, we provide a perspective from the Carson River Watershed with our speaker addressing inter-basin transfers and interdependence of water users. We end the morning with the Walker River Watershed focus on discussing drought conditions and invasive species. The afternoon session will take us on a picnic in the park at the McKinley Arts & Cultural Center. We tour the McKinley Center’s Low Impact Development (LID) demonstration project and learn best practices to recover and treat rainwater on-site. We also plunge into investigating macroinvertebrates from the nearby Truckee River. This symposium will require active movement and moderate walking.

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 Fall | Winter edition of Enviro-News! A news publication For School and Community Educators. Our newsletter highlights and promotes our commitment to recycling practices, watershed education, and environmental stewardship that is occurring in the great state of Nevada.

Fall | Winter 2014 — This issue of NDEP's Enviro-News!

What's Inside the Newsletter
  • Green Team—SSES
  • Recycling Contest Highlights
  • Christmas Tree Recycling
  • LV Wash Green-Up
  • Peggy Roefer receives Water Quality Award

  • Water Links Us Together
  • Pollutants: PS & NPS
  • Connecting Weather to our Watersheds
  • Signs Help Keep Our Water Clean
  • NEW Educational Resource
  • Upcoming Workshops

Download the Newsletter Here

Back Issues of Enviro-News
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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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