We have picked a few of our favorite innovative sustainability and energy efficiency lessons from our STEAM curriculum to share with teachers everywhere! Participating teachers will receive the materials for these virtual professional development sessions, a stipend or PD hours but more importantly will  experience how fun, engaging, and impactful these topics can be for their students! These 2- hour hands-on training sessions will start in January and go through April and will covera variety of topics such as sustainability, electro generation, passive cooling, wind power and more. Deadline to sign up is December 20th.Read More →

On October 7th, in support of National Energy Efficiency Day Envirolution, SWEEP, NV Energy, and the Governor’s Office of Energy recognized the efforts of robotics students from Dayton Intermediate in Lyon County.  Last year these students completed a Project ReCharge LED school retrofit proposal, which was funded by Envirolution and our partners.  Once installed, the school will start saving close to $9,000/yr in energy costs. Check out the news clip from the event.Read More →

This year it has been amazing to see teachers engaging with their students in creative ways. Our very own Project ReCharge teacher Cameron Piggott from Sawyer MS in Las Vegas has been working with us to supply his distance learning students with individual bags of hands-on materials. We were able to join his class virtually and watch as students, parents, and siblings attempted to light a light bulb with a battery and a paperclip. Students were able to help each other by showing their work to the camera or even asking questions and giving advice through the chat. Great job Cameron!Read More →

THANK YOU to all the teachers, master teachers, and staff that participated in our first ever virtual professional development! On July 27th, 28th, & 29th, we hosted our Project ReCharge Summer Professional Development completely virtual and it was a huge success!   30 teachers signed-up from Washoe, Carson, Clark, Nye, Elko & Lyon County for this 3-Day hands-on training.  That’s right, we said ‘Hands-On.’  We sent material training kits to each teacher in order to lead them through a collaborative and interactive zoom training led by experienced Project ReCharge Master Teachers and staff.  Post training surveys showed that 96% of participants felt the training was worthwhile and gave them usefulRead More →

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CSI – Climate Scene Investigation: Envirolution is proud to announce a newly developed activity for students to investigate the effects of greenhouse gases and climate change. This lesson was designed to be a reverse escape room – instead of students breaking out of a room, they will solve puzzles to break into our tool kit to determine who should be held responsible for this real-world problem. Stay tuned for more information about how to attend our Professional Development Training and pilot this lesson in your classroom! Art Integration: Envirolution has partnered with Arts for all Nevada to develop lessons that promote learning science concepts through art. It is important toRead More →

Envirolution is hiring! We are recruiting for an AmeriCorps member to be our Education and Outreach Coordinator. This individual will help Envirolution with our Project ReCharge interactive energy education program and other sustainability projects. Interested candidates should contact donna.walden@envirolution.org by August 31, 2018. Here’s a link to our position description.        Read More →

The NV Energy Foundation has provided Envirolution with an $8,000 grant. The funding will provide more classroom materials, updated curriculum and ongoing support, allowing these teachers to reach more students with the engaging STEM lessons. This follows a $7,000 grant by the NV Energy Foundation last January. “NV Energy is proud to help support Envirolution and its Project ReCharge program,” said Mary Simmons, NV Energy’s Vice President of Business Development and Community Strategy. “The program helps keep students engaged in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and will help students and teachers alike be successful.”Read More →

The funding will be used to support the Professional Development of 20 Project ReCharge STEM teachers for the 2018-2019 school year and to supply them with necessary classroom curriculum and materials needed for a successful year. “The NGOE is pleased to be a partner in Project ReCharge. It is exciting to see and assist in promoting the development of young leaders in the energy industry!” Vanessa Robertson, Executive Director for Envirolution said, “Each year, we rely upon strategic funding partners to help us support the many teachers in the state that provide STEM education. Project ReCharge provides curriculum that meets state and federal teaching standardsRead More →

Linda Hixenbaugh is a Project ReCharge teacher at Carson High School. She teaches 9-12 grade environmental science and biology and has been teaching for 27 years. Her favorite pastimes are hiking, photography, painting, and advocating for the environment. Linda began her love for teaching in kindergarten, when helping her younger sister learn to read and she realized later in life that she felt happy when she could see a student understand a concept. If Linda won the lottery, she would spend the money on missions to help the environment. Linda promotes sustainability by recycling, both at home and at school, and reusing plastic bottles. SheRead More →

Athena Klock is a Project ReCharge teacher at Pine Middle School.  She teaches 7th grade integrated science and 7/8 integrated math and has been teaching for 13 years.  She and her spouse have a 10 year old son and she enjoys cooking, reading, and taking hikes. Athena’s favorite part of teaching is definitely the kids, especially when they understand a concept.  She was inspired to teach because of her want to see that children of low socioeconomic status or of different races get an equal opportunity to education. She discovered she wanting to be a teacher after spending five years working as a scientist andRead More →