From July 24-26 veteran Project ReCharge teachers and master teachers gathered to ReFresh their learning on new lessons to the Project ReCharge curriculum, and for the first time, paired with Career Quest community events. New lessons included Transportation, Geothermal, Food Sustainability, Climate Scene Investigation, and Biomimicry/ Reverse Engineering! The Career Quest events allowed educators to experience firsthand what their students would at different Career Quest business locations. They were also able to see how the Project ReCharge curriculum connects to the Career Quest events. They visited Tesla, Redwood Materials, Ormat, ClickBond, the Landfill, and the Manufacturing Recycling Facility. Learn about Career Quest options for theRead More →

Thank You Laura! This month, we say goodbye to Laura Scarselli, our wonderful Project ReCharge manager. Her passion and dedication have greatly contributed to our growth and success. While we are sad to see her go, we are so excited for a new chapter in her career, bringing her incredible teaching skills back to the classroom. We are grateful that Laura will continue to be involved with us as a Master Teacher, sharing her expertise and guiding others on their educational journeys. Welcome To The Team Roger! We are excited to welcome Roger Cramer as our new Project ReCharge Manager. Roger is not your averageRead More →

 Empire Green Biz Kidz On February 10th, students from Empire Elementary school in Carson City got to see their ideas put into action. Last year the Green Biz Kids designed educational posters for their school as part of the certification process to become Nevada’s first Green Business School. The posters were printed and laminated thanks to funding from the NV Energy Foundation. Students posted the signs around the school in hopes of helping educate the rest of the students and staff on ways to conserve resources.  Read the article in the Nevada Appeal about this!  Learn more!Read More →

Participate in a few of our favorite innovative sustainability and energy efficiency lessons from our STEAM curriculum.Spots are limited and filling fast! This year’s lessons are A Sustainability Introduction, Passive Cooling, Electrical Generation, and Wind Energy. For more information, check out our website or sign up below! Sign up for our Sneak Peek!Read More →

Dayton E.S. Lighting Retrofit – On November 21st, Envirolution and volunteers from McKinstry and NV Energy came out to Dayton Elementary school in Lyon County to help us finish the 2021 5th grade Project ReCharge student project. During 3 volunteer events over the year, over 1,700 fluorescent lamps were replaced with energy-saving LED lamps, resulting in yearly cost savings of $7,500 and reducing CO2 emissions by 42 metric tons! Thank you to NV Energy Foundation for helping fund this project! Eagle Valley M.S. Cleanup – On October 13th, amazing Eagle Valley Middle School students and the Envirolution staff participated in a trash cleanup of their school and the surrounding park! The best part?Read More →

Sneak Peek training is professional learning where participants will get to choose 1 – 4 sessions that they would like to join us for. Sessions are a virtual two-hour hands-on overview of a Project ReCharge lesson. You can earn hours for professional learning! Participate in a few of our favorite innovative sustainability and energy efficiency lessons from our STEAM curriculum. This is a great introduction to the type of professional learning and curriculum that Project ReCharge offers. Teachers will learn how fun, engaging, and impactful these topics can be for them and their students! Sign Up For Sneak PeekRead More →

On behalf of Envirolution staff and the Board of Directors, we are excited to share our accomplishments for this 2021/2022 annual report. The theme for this past year was sustainable growth! As the world started opening up after the pandemic, we experienced an influx of requests for events and resources for our community partners. We saw this growth and excitement for engagement with students the most within our Career Quest program, which added seven new business locations to our list. We also reached over 3,400 girls across 38 states as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. These successes are a testament to our ability to host large-scaleRead More →

Envirolution was selected by Pratt & Whitney and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as a winner of the first-ever Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Awards. Envirolution was the only organization in the United States selected for the E-STEM excellence prize! Each group demonstrated a remarkable commitment to advancing environmental, science, technology, engineering, and math (E-STEM) education programs for underrepresented students ages 11–18. Envirolution’s hands-on, project-based E-STEM curriculum and training program, Project ReCharge is currently active throughout Nevada and serves teachers in Arizona, California, Colorado, New York, and Rhode Island. The $50k award will aid in bringing the program to two new states and at least 15 new schools—reaching 40 teachers and 3,500Read More →

Huge thank you to the Spirit group from Unity Center that came out on May 31st to help us get ready for our Project ReCharge virtual professional learning which will be held on June 27th-29th. These 6 volunteers were instrumental in helping assemble our kits that will allow our new teachers to engage in hands-on virtual training, which will prepare them to educate and engage the next generation of leaders starting next school year. THANK YOU! Want to help us prepare materials for teachers for the next school year? The next material preparation event will be held on June 24th and we have dates throughout July. Feel free to sign-up using This Calendly Link. Read More →