Full STEAM Ahead Project ReChargeStudent Scholarship Do you know a great senior who will be pursuing a career in a STEAM field?  Then you need the Full STEAM Ahead Project ReCharge Scholarship. We are proud to contribute to the opportunities available to Nevada youth interested in pursuing a STEAM career after graduation. We are offering two scholarships for $500 each.  Apply hereRead More →

In January Project ReCharge virtually hosted our first Sneak Peek training session where 30 teachers from 7 Nevada school districts and 24 schools engaged with our Sustainability Introduction lesson. These incredible educators from across multiple disciplines including STEM, science, art, social studies, robotics, and CTE, calculated their carbon footprint and learned how to keep the topic of sustainability positive with an empowering message. Our next sessions will include an investigation of live school data with the McKinstry Dashboard, and lessons dedicated to the wind, solar, and passive cooling. For more information check out our website.   Read More →

This semester, Washoe County Students participating in the STEM internship and service-learning class will be working with a group of Tesla Engineers to help develop hands-on activities exploring solar battery storage.  Students will utilize the Powerwall Educational carts, products of a 2017 and 2019 Project ReCharge student proposal.  Tesla volunteers took their ideas and made them into a reality by designing and building these custom units to help students learn about battery storage technology. Students will present their final project on May 25th to Tesla and Envirolution.Read More →

We love our Master Teachers! They work tirelessly to bring their students’ the best education possible. When they are not working with kids they are leading other teachers through professional development in order to empower teachers to teach sustainability and energy efficiency across the state. Our Master Teachers allow Project ReCharge to provide the BEST professional development! To show our appreciation we gifted our 13 Master Teachers an awesome Valentine’s Day package including a mug, coffee, a VR Merge Cube, a reusable paper towel cloth, and of course chocolate! Are you interested in joining the team as a Master Teacher?Check out our website for details.Read More →

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 →