The University of Nevada Reno hosted a Service Palooza on August 27. Envirolution spoke with many college students about Project ReCharge and our Sustainability Tour. Several students were pursuing engineering and Environmental Science degrees. One student said that she decided to become an Environmental Science major due to taking Project ReCharge in High School!
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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.        
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Nathan Bergrin is Envirolution’s summer intern. Nathan is a rising high school senior at the Davidson Academy of Nevada. He attended Envirolution’s Three Spheres Leadership Academy in 8th grade and is now an intern “in order to give back to the organization.” Nathan is a senior member of Davidson’s Speech and Debate and International Public Policy Forum teams, and has been involved in several research projects with the University of Nevada, Reno. In his free
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Envirolution is pleased to announce that an initial disbursement of $262,700 has been granted by Tesla for Project ReCharge to help support STEM and sustainability efforts at the K-12 level in Nevada. The goal of Tesla’s investment is to encourage students of all backgrounds to consider a career in STEM or sustainability, and to develop the next generation of engineers in Nevada. Envirolution has worked with Tesla to establish a detailed, multi-year plan around this common
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Peggy Merrell is a Project ReCharge teacher at Dayton High School. She teaches all grade levels of biology and environmental science. Peggy’s favorite part of teaching is when students “get it” and everything falls into place. If Peggy won the lottery, she would travel the world. Peggy promotes sustainability by using reusable grocery bags she keeps in her car, and she recycles her water bottles for use in school labs. She is learning more about
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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
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