NV Energy Presents Envirolution with a $7,000 Check at O'Brien STEM Academy
On January 22, at a special assembly at O'Brien STEM Academy, over 300 students watched as Envirolution was presented with a $7,000 check from the NV Energy Foundation. This grant will allow us to provide more classroom materials, updated curriculum and ongoing support to Project ReCharge teachers in Northern Nevada.
Presentations were made by Project ReCharge teachers Kim Hansen and Terin Kirk and their principal Mary Basso from O'Brien. Mary Simmons, VP Businesses Development and Community Strategy for NV Energy had the honor to present the check to Envirolution Executive Director, Vanessa Robertson.
(Also pictured are Katie Nannini from NV Energy, and Matt Catalano and Donna Walden from Envirolution).
Hearing from the Experts
Guest speakers attended the Project ReCharge teacher professional development session at Depoali MS on January 17th. Representatives from Southwest Gas gave us an exciting demo on the "Properties of Natural Gas."
(Photo courtesy SW Gas)
Casey Coffman from Sunworks Solar discussed solar potential in Nevada, net metering, and the financial benefits to schools for converting to solar.
(photo courtesy Envirolution)
Envirolution Recruiting New Project ReCharge Teachers for 2018-2019 School Year!
Summer PD to take place
July 23 to 27, 2018
Is your school already a Project ReCharge partner? Do you have a colleague that is interested in receiving valuable professional development, engaging hands-on lessons and all the materials they need to implement the energy focused activities? Teachers from our existing schools are encouraged to sign up now for our summer training that will take place in July. Limited spots available, so contact us soon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up Now for Envirolution Sustainability Tour (March 26-30, 2018)
Envirolution is pleased to announce its Sustainability Tour sites for 2018! Spend spring break exploring exciting STEM careers, renewable energy sources and innovative technologies, and environmentally friendly practices. 2018 tour locations include TESLA Gigafactory, Lockwood Landfill, Oxbow Nature Park, Desert Research Institute, Ormat, Patagonia, KTMB, the River School Farm and more!
The week-long tour, priced at $120*, includes guided tours of venues, transportation to sites, lunch and snacks, tour water bottle, activity workbook, raffles and more. Seating is limited so interested middle- and high-school students will need to sign up early.
*Scholarships and financial assistance is available.
Envirolution Welcomes 2 New Interns for 2018
Each year, Envirolution sponsors interns as part of our mission and vision to provide career development and to empower the next generation of leaders and workers. This year, we are delighted to announce two new interns.
Kaitlyn Duvall is currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is majoring in Environmental Science and dual minoring in Eco-hydrology and Philosophy. Kaitlyn enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and traveling. As an active member of the Reno Pops Orchestra, she plays cello in several concerts throughout the year. Kaitlyn will be working as a researcher on a Community Based Research Project for Envirolution.
Gabriel Bermeo (Gabe) is a high school senior at the G.A.T.E. Institute at Procter Hug. Prior to joining Envirolution, he completed a 60 hr internship in I.T. at City Hall as well as some volunteer work for the National Honor Society and Baking program. He has completed and passed 6 AP tests and has a weighted GPA over 4.0. He was voted distinguished junior in the 2016-2017 school year and has a rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the J.R.O.T.C.
Gabe will be assisting Envirolution with our 2018 Sustainability Tour held in March. He will help to promote the tour at Washoe Schools and assist during the tour week.
Save the Date - April 25, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:00 pm
The Road to Sustainability
(A Washoe County school District Sponsored Event)
For K-12 Teachers
Location: Pine Middle School
The goals of this event are to:
• Create awareness of WCSD’s Conservation and Sustainability Policy
• Show teachers how incorporating sustainability educational concepts fit with their standards
• Connect teachers with community resources
Envirolution is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders and workers who will drive the growth of a sustainable economy. EIN: 20-8274660.