August and September are busy months for many GREENevada member organizations. On August 2, teachers can join Great Basin Outdoor School and NV Project Wet to learn hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons that get your students excited about water science, project-based learning and civic engagement! Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) curricula are internationally-recognized, meet NV State Standards, and qualify you for one 1/2 unit professional development credit.
August 4-7, the Alliance for Climate Education and GreenPower will team up to hold Teacher Workshop: Climate and Energy in the Next Generation Classroom. GreenPower is also partnering with Urban Roots to hold teacher workshops worth .5 in-service credits from the Department of Education. Teachers receive cross curricular ideas for school gardens and leave with standards-based lesson plans.
On August 20th the Carson Water Subconservancy District will hold a District Board of Director’s Meeting. To encourage people to ride their bikes to cultural events and gatherings, the Reno Bike Project provides a free Bike Valet Parking service for many events throughout the year.
Great Basin Outdoor School is now taking reservations for their Fall Science Camp Session at Lake Tahoe. The 4-day, 3-night sessions will start in September. Sierra Nevada Journeys is also taking reservations for the Labor Day Weekend Family Camp at their Grizzly Creek Campus.
September 27th is Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s Truckee River Cleanup Day. Last year five hundred fifty Washoe County residents removed more than 16 tons of trash, recycling and green waste.
Also on September 27th is the U.S. Green Building Council Green School’s Green Apple Day of Service. This event gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.
Be sure to check the GREENevada calendar for more member organizations events.