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"The GreenPower program does a great job providing materials and training for treachers to help improve science and STEM instructions in Nevada classrooms."

David Crowther, Ph.D.,
Executive Director Raggio Research Center for STEM Education, Professor of Science Education, University of Nevada, Reno

"The GreenPower team has worked tirelessly to develop and improve classroom ready resources and build capacity for teacher support and implementation."

Kristopher Carroll
K-12 Regional Science Trainer, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program

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Our mission is to support Nevada's preK-12 educators in science-based, environmental education by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge they need, so all students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work, live and contribute in our community.

We aim to increase scientific knowledge and understanding of the earth's environment, promoting preservation of diverse ecosystems, advancing responsible resource management, and improving human health and welfare.


All students can learn and deserve an effective teacher.

Every teacher deserves to have access to free curriculum and materials that are aligned to the current educational standards.

Educators training fellow educators builds capacity, professionalism, and perspective.

Sharing resources and engaging partners builds opportunity, ownership, and expertise.

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Our mission is to support Nevada's preK-12 educators in science-based, environmental education by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge they need, so all students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work, live and contribute in our community. Learn more by clicking the links below

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016

Media invited to attend STEAM teacher training in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Educators in Southern Nevada will convene Saturday, February 20th at the Desert Research Institute to explore news ways of incorporating Science, Technology... Read more

Mon, 25 Jan 2016

Media invited to attend local STEAM Education Event

RENO – Teachers from throughout Northern Nevada will gather on January 30th at the Nevada Museum of Art to explore and discuss innovative methods to... Read more

Thu, 01 Oct 2015

DRI to present Institute's impact on STEM Education in Nevada and beyond at NSHE Diversity…

Nevada State College hosts 4th Southern Nevada Diversity Summit LAS VEGAS, Nev. – DRI's education and outreach staff will present the Institute's impact on STEM (Science... Read more

Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Media Advisory - The Future is Now: Nevada teachers to explore challenges in water, energy…

Media invited to engage with local teachers, scientists and DRI GreenPower community partners LAS VEGAS – Media are invited to attend DRI GreenPower’s EnergySmart Education Summer... Read more

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Parents of Title I students take virtual field trip

Thursday, November 13, 2014 On Oct. 15, parents of students from more than 25 Title I schools in CCSD attended the Title I Family Learning Academy... Read more

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

GreenPower DRI installs micro-greens agriculture systems at Earl Wooster High School

Lab equipment upgrades made possible by 2013 DRI Nevada Medalist donation Students at Earl Wooster High School are starting the year off with new science lab... Read more

Wed, 13 Aug 2014

EnergySmart Education hosts Next Generation Science Standards workshop at Squaw Valley

For Immediate Release: August 13, 2014 RENO – Science teachers from across Nevada and Northern California gathered at Squaw Valley last week to take part in... Read more

Thu, 27 Jun 2013

DRI’s GreenPower Administrator receives Friend of Science Award

Southern Nevada teachers recognize her role in promoting science education. For Immediate Release: June 26, 2013 Amelia Gulling, GreenPower AdministratorLAS VEGAS – Amelia Gulling, the Desert Research... Read more

Thu, 25 Apr 2013

DRI's GreenPower representatives take part in UNLV's annual GreenFest.

Source: KLAS TV 8 News NOWAired: 04/22/13Keywords: dri, desert research institute, las vegas, greenpower, greenfestAffiliation: GreenPowerDescription: Celebrating new ways to go green, the Desert Research Institute's GreenPower program... Read more

Sat, 20 Apr 2013

DRI’s GreenPower Administrator highlights how green boxes help students in school

Source: KSNV TV, News 3Las VegasAired:04/20/13Keywords: dri, desert research institute, las vegas, greenpower, hydroponicsAffiliation: GreenPowerDescription: DRI’s GreenPower Administrator, Amelia Gulling, highlights how green boxes help students in school GreenPower, as a... Read more

Sat, 09 Feb 2013

DRI’s GreenPower Program hosts annual Teacher Training Workshop

Title: Taking learning beyond the textbookSource: KSNV NBC 3 at 5pm.Aired: 2/9/13Keywords: dri, desert research institute, greenpower, teacher training, las vegasAffiliation: GreenPowerContact(s): Amelia GullingDescription: Some... Read more

Wed, 30 Jan 2013

DRI’s GreenPower Administrator Recognized by Vegas Inc. as a 2013 Woman to Watch

Amelia Gulling, DRI’s GreenPower Administrator was recognized at the annual Women To Watch ceremony for the Las Vegas business magazine, Vegas Inc at the Vdara... Read more

Fri, 25 Jun 2010

The Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation Makes Expansion of GreenPower Program a Reality

DRI received a $100,000 donation from the The Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation in support of the K-12 school-based GreenPower Program. GreenPower is a... Read more

Wed, 21 Apr 2010

Featured GreenPower Schools: Pine Middle School, Wooster High School, and Caughlin Ranch Elementary

The April 2010 issue of Washoe Parents explored the GreenPower program, its benefits, and the impact it has on kids throughout Washoe County. Pine Middle... Read more

Wed, 14 Oct 2009

Green goes elementary: New program teaches students about sustainable living

10/14/2009 | Read the RGJ article (PDF) Several children put on a skit Monday for their school that involved a visit from the aliens of "Planet... Read more

Thu, 04 Jun 2009

DRI Going Green (KTVN 5:30 PM)

Title: "DRI Going Green "Source: KTVNAired: 06/04/09 5:30 pmKeywords: dri, desert, research, institute, going, green, renewable, energy, center, university of nevada reno, collaborating. Three Nevada Higher... Read more

Tue, 04 Aug 1998

"What did you do this summer, Teacher?"

These teachers designed hands-on science kits for Nevada's classrooms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 4, 1998 Teachers designed hands-on science Selected Nevada science teachers who have spent their summers... Read more

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