The Nevada Department of Education Math/Science Partnership Grant funded (NNEETTI) supported the expansion of Project ReCharge into: 2 new school districts, 11 new schools, 28 new teachers, 2,800 hours of PD, $37k in classroom resources and 1,981 students! Vanessa Robertson, Executive Director for Envirolution said “Project ReCharge is building momentum that will soon enable expansion across the state. Each year, we meet a new group of amazing STEM teachers who are dedicated to their students and this makes it even more delightful to provide them with curriculum and resources that meet STEM education standards.” Read more in Envirolution’s June newsletter.Read More →

Marie Smith did excellent work preparing her HS students to propose energy improvements at Sparks High School as part of Project ReCharge. Their proposal to to replace light fixtures with LEDs is being funded!   Marie teaches Earth Science at Sparks High. Her favorite part of teaching is that it is a new challenge every day. Marie was inspired to become an educator after taking a college class teaching younger grades about agriculture. “My professors told me that I had a knack for teaching.”  Marie has a tradition of starting off the first day of each school year with a lab.   Marie promotes sustainabilityRead More →

Nathan Shremshock is a Project ReCharge teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School. He teaches 7th and 8th grade science, and this is his second year as a full-time teacher, previously working as a backpacking guide. During his free time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking and fly fishing. Nathan’s favorite part of teaching is the ability to talk about science all of the time, especially when he can see the concepts “click” with his students. Nathan promotes sustainability by making informed shopping choices, buying from sustainable companies and preferring local products, especially for food.Read More →

Gabe Bermeo presents his experience interning for Envirolution at the G.A.T.E. Program’s Evening of Reporting for Student Interns held at Hug High School on May 16. Based upon his experience with Envirolution’s Sustainability tour, Gabe said that he would take sustainability practices with him wherever his career led him. (Gabe is pictured with his fellow presenters and internship facilitators.)Read More →

Envirolution thanks its volunteers for their support at Envirolution’s booth at Reno Earth Day. The weather for Sunday’s earth day was perfect, we had a lot of interest at our exhibit and the support we received from NV Energy and The Nature Conservancy at the “Connect with Nature Zone” was tremendous. Thanks to all those who came to our booth!Read More →

Held March 26 to 30 during the Washoe County School District Spring Break, middle and high school students will learn about STEM careers, renewable energy sources and innovative technologies and environmentally friendly practices.  The Discovery Museum is planning education nights where some students and their teachers will present energy efficiency proposals as part of the Project ReCharge curriculum.Read More →

Eclipse Pizza Company is a supporter of Envirolution’s Sustainability Tour taking place during the Washoe County and Carson City School District Spring Breaks, March 26-30, 2018. Students will enjoy their pizza on the last day of the tour where they receive certificates of completion after visiting eleven (11) companies exemplifying sustainability in the Reno region.Read More →

Envirolution has quarterly cleanups at the park they adopted through Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Spot program to encourage pride in our community. A cleanup of Pickett Park will be one of the activities during our upcoming Sustainability Tour, held during the Washoe County and Carson City School District Spring Breaks between March 26th and 30th for students aged 12 to 18. The next cleanup will take place on Friday, March 30 from 11-12pm. To participate, email renoinfo@envirolution.org.Read More →