We held our second ever Project ReCharge Advisory Board meeting in November.Through rounds of brainstorming the group was able to pick a focus for Project ReCharge curriculum development over the next few years. So please look forward to new lessons in the next few years focusing on Energy, Sustainability, and additional activities for students to develop the necessary soft skills to be successful future workers.Read More →

Envirolution is excited to pilot our first lesson in the new Transportation Unit with Kim Tucker and Michelle Hollis! In this lesson, students investigate their use of transportation, how gas-powered transportation has impacted the environment, the simple motor in electric vehicles, and lastly students investigate alternative methods of transportation that promote a more sustainable future. Stay tuned – this lesson is coming to you this summer! Read More →

Huge thank you to all who donated to Feature A Teacher for #GivingTuesday. Through your generous giving, we raised nearly $1,300! All proceeds will go towards providing teachers and students with valuable classroom resources. Thank you for giving the gift of education this year! Did you forget to donate on #GivingTuesday? That is totally fine! Our fundraiser is still going, so tomorrow could be Giving Wednesday, or yesterday was Giving Monday! Your tax-deductible gift is always valuable to us and makes a huge impact. https://feature-a-teacher-2021.funraise.org/Read More →

Do you or a teacher you know need fun sustainability and energy lessons for students?  Join us for a Sneak Peek at the Project ReCharge Curriculum! We are holding 3 virtual hands-on training sessions starting in January 2022 with focuses on sustainability, wind energy, and solar energy.Teachers will learn how engaging, and impactful these topics can be for them and their students!Join us for one session or all of them! We are offering a $25 stipend or recertification credits for each session. We are limiting our class sizes to 25 per session so sign up today!All sessions will be held on Zoom and teachers will beRead More →

Envirolution received some great media attention and participated in Wood Rodgers Charity spin event.  Our $96k CLEAN Grant from the NV Energy Foundation was highlighted on KTVN and KOLO8 for its impact Project ReCharge will have in Rural Nevada schools. We also had the tremendous pleasure to participate in Wood Rodgers‘ Charity spin event where Envirolution was honored to receive almost $3,000. We are incredibly grateful to have Wood Rodgers and their STEAM Team as a partner and supporter of our programs. Read More →

The school year is flying by and we have already hosted two teacher trainings this September. Our first one covered thermal systems where elementary teachers looked at the physical properties of insulation and secondary teachers investigated thermal conductivity. Both groups then applied that knowledge to make a house more efficient at passive cooling, which helps reduce energy use and saves money in their homes and schools. The PRC team also hosted its very first Hybrid Professional Learning at the Desert Research Institute where teachers participated in-person and virtually in our new Climate Scene Investigation (CSI) reverse breakout lesson! Teachers worked through a series of 5 multi-curricular puzzles to investigate globalRead More →

One of our favorites is Climate Scene Investigation (CSI) which uncovers the effects of greenhouse gases and climate change by completing a reverse Escape Room. Solve puzzles to determine what contributes to this real-world problem.   Join us on Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00-6:00 pm at DRI to see this lesson in action! More InfoRead More →

Over the last month, we delivered over $60,000 in Project ReCharge materials to almost 50 teachers, across Nevada, Northern California, and even one in New York! In total, these teachers will bring Project ReCharge lessons to over 4800 students during the 2021/2022 school year. Here’s to a fantastic school year!Read More →

School is back in session and we are working hard to continue to bring you Career Quest, a collaborative program that connects businesses to their future workforce by exploring workplace STEAM and sustainability career opportunities. We are working on in-person and virtual experiences at locations around Reno and Carson City. If you are interested in signing up for your class, please complete this short interest form or reach out to Aimee at aimee.frugoli@envirolution.org and we’ll be in touch with more information.Read More →

By end of the summer, we have finished two professional learning sessions, one virtual, and one in-person. We welcomed 47 new teachers from 10 different school districts all throughout Nevada and one each in California and New York. We even had teachers join us in person all the way from Elko and Las Vegas! This group of teachers was truly wonderful; their passion, engagement, and dedication to STEAM and sustainability made this training so much fun! Participating teachers will also receive over $2,000 in hands-on materials to take to their classroom and students. We would like to thank Desert Research Institute for hosting our in-person session and NV Energy Foundation and TeslaRead More →