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Envirolution’s Sustainability Expedition

March 16th-20th, 2020

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During Washoe County School District’s first-week of spring break, your student has the opportunity to explore:

  • Exciting STEAM Careers
  • Environmentally Friendly Business Practices
  • Renewable Energy Sources and Innovative Technologies

The Sustainability Expedition is an exciting, five-day opportunity for northern Nevada middle and high school students to travel to Reno’s finest businesses and organizations to explore STEAM careers, environmentally friendly practices, and learn about the local sustainability movement. We conclude the week by constructing sustainability ‘Vision Boards’ and by leading a community cleanup of Pickett Park.

This year, students will have the opportunity to visit:

  • NV Energy
  • Truckee Meadows Hydroelectric Plant and Water Treatment Facility
  • Lockwood Landfill
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy
  • The EcoCenter
  • Tesla Gigafactory 1
  • Patagonia
  • The River School Farm
  • And a Surprise Location!

Student application will be available on January 31st. For any questions, please email education@envirolution.org


Recap: Sustainability Tour 2019!

The 2019 Sustainability Tour ran from March 25th to March 29th.

The spring of 2019 marked the fourth time Envirolution has hosted the Sustainability Tour. We are pleased to report that the event was a success, and that — in surveys taken afterwards — 100% of the students said that they would recommend the tour to a friend. We’re happy to facilitate the experience!

The 2019 Sustainability Tour saw a total of 23 students participate over the course of five days, and we visited locations ranging from TESLA’s Gigafactory 1 to Dayton Valley Aquaponics to Waste Management’s regional landfill and recycling center. Every day featured a ‘Guiding Question’ (such as ‘Where does our food come from and how does that relate to sustainability?’) to help focus the students’ learning. At the end of the week, we participated in a community cleanup at Pickett Park and constructed ‘Vision Boards’ to better imagine our sustainable future.

A huge THANK YOU to all of our partners — those that facilitated tours, provided transportation, donated raffle tickets or even gave us discounts on student lunches — as there’s no way we could have done it without you. And, of course, thank you to our students (and their parents) as well. You guys rock. We’ll see you next year!

News Coverage from the 2019 Sustainability Tour

KTVN Channel 2 – Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

And, thank you to everyone who attended and supported previous Sustainability Tours in 2015, 2016 and 2018!

The 3rd Sustainability Tour was held during Washoe County School District’s spring break in March of 2018.  A behavior change survey indicated that there was a 65% increase in knowledge about sustainability issues. Before attending the tour only 30% of the students were interested in pursuing green careers or incorporating sustainability into their future career. After the tour, that number jumped to 85%! In addition, 100% of the students said they would recommend the Sustainability Tour to a friend!

PHOTOS FROM 2018 SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

  • Tour at Ormat
  • Using Solar Panels at DRI
  • Tipping at Lockwood Landfill
  • In front of Great Basin Community Food Coop
  • Tesla Gigafactory Tour
  • Discovery Museum Teaches Sustainability!
  • At RTC 4th Street Station
  • Patagonia Welcomes Envirolution
  • Learning about Patagonia
  • Patagonia Recycles Almost Everything!
  • In front of the Truckee River
  • Practicing Sustainable Practices at River School Farms
  • In an RTC electric bus
  • Group Photo at Park Cleanup
  • Oxbow Nature Park Tour
  • Oxbow, Along the Truckee River
  • Students Receive Certificates of Completion

News Coverage from the 2018 Sustainability Tour