Empowering students and community members with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions about energy use and conservation.
Our Educational Programs
Project ReCharge is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) based service-learning program designed to empower students with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions about energy usage and conservation in their own lives, as well as help prepare students for STEM-related jobs in the growing sustainable economy. Our goal is to reach more than 30 teachers and 3,000 students at the middle school and high school level in Washoe County School District over three years. The program will pour $1.2 million into energy efficiency education in North Nevada, thanks to grant DRL 1433597 from the National Science Foundation. The grant was awarded to the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education in the College of Education at the University of Reno-Nevada and Envirolution.
Project ReCharge Expands in 2017-2018!
In 2017-2018, the Project ReCharge program will expand into 7 new schools! Thanks to the Nevada Department of Education Math/Science Partnership Grant- and together with partners from UNR, Washoe County School District, Carson City School District and Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, we will train 35 new teachers and engage 1,000 new students with our interactive energy education program.
The Envirolution Sustainability Tour is an exciting five-day opportunity for Northern Nevada high school and college students to travel to some of Reno’s finest sustainability businesses and organizations to explore green careers, environmentally friendly practices, and learn about the local sustainability movement. We will conclude the week with a cleanup of Picket Park in celebration of Nevada Day.
Past Programs and Events
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