Next Friday, April 22nd, 2011, on the 41st anniversary of Earth Day, final presentations will be given at the UNR College of Education.
Nine teams, from The Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology, Davidson Academy, Rainshadow Community Charter High School, Sage Ridge, and Hug, McQueen, Reed, Sparks, and Wooster High Schools have all developed detailed plans to transform their schools to be more environmentally committed and economically sustainable.
These teams will be competing in front of distinguished judges:
Christine Cheney, Dean of the UNR College of Education
Bruce Deetken, WCSD Energy Manager
Jill Derby, Former NSHE Board of Regents Chair
Jason Geddes, City of Reno Environmental Services Administrator and Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regent
Alan Gertler, Desert Research Institute
Jeff Healion, NV Energy
Steve Hull, Washoe County School District
Morgan Tiar, Operations Director for Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Matt Tuma, Regional Representative for Nevada Senator Harry Reid
The schedule for the day is:
1:00 – welcome and introductions
1:15 – 3:45 – presentations from students
3:45 – 5:00 – judge’s deliberations and food for student teams
5:00 – 5:30 – awards ceremony
We will be distributing $28,000 in funding to the top teams, for them to implement their plans at their schools.