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Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending May 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees May 2006

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending May 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Reports (PLI Education)

During the past three months, the focus of the university’s efforts has included the following highlights:

  • Forever Earth was scheduled for 18 days and benefited more than 400 individuals.
  • Curricula for 5th, 6th, and 7th grades were created for the Forever Earth program; pre- and post-trip activities were also written.
  • Activities for 5th and 6th grades were field tested on 7 Forever Earth trips.
  • A 1000-gallon fuel donation was contributed to the Forever Earth program by Overland Petroleum Company, St. George, Utah.
  • The Forever Earth marketing plan was completed.
  • 12 Discover Mojave Outdoor World events were conducted for 104 ...


Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending February 28, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Feb 2006

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending February 28, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Reports (PLI Education)

During the past three-months, the focus of the university’s efforts has included the following highlights:

  • The 2006 Our Places Tell Stories Conference for place-based educators was held on the UNLV campus, January 24-27, 2006. Attendance totaled 120 participants, who rated the overall content and arrangements at 3.59 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Forever Earth was scheduled 22 days in the past three months, benefiting more than 200 individuals.
  • A $3,000 donation was received for the Forever Earth program.
  • The Year 2 Schedule of Events for the Discover Mojave Outdoor World program is on track for delivering 29 ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: February 21, 2006, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Feb 2006

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: February 21, 2006, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

Meeting cancelled

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from January 17, 2006 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Update on Project Schedule – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
    A. Utilities
    B. Water Line
    C. Operator RFP
    D. NEPA
  4. Report on Value Analysis Workshops – Michael Reiland / Line & Space
    (10 min.)
  5. Curriculum Update – Jeanne Klockow (10 min.)
  6. Standing Reports (10 min.)
    A. BLM Capital Improvements – Michael Reiland
    B. Community Outreach – LaNelda Rolley
  7. Committee Reports (5 min.)
    A. Building Committee
    B. Design Oversight
    C. Educational Programs
    D. Fund-raising and Partnerships
    E. NEPA
    F. Operations
    G. Other Uses
    H. Wild Horse & Burro


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: January 17, 2006, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Jan 2006

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: January 17, 2006, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from December 6, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Update on Project Schedule – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
    A. Utilities
    B. Parking
    C. Construction Estimates/Inflation
  4. Statement of Work/Request for Information Update – Michael Reiland
    (10 min.)
  5. Update on Water Line – Michael Reiland/Las Vegas Valley Water District
    (10 min.)
  6. Update on Environmental Assessment – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
  7. Update on Curriculum Development – Jeanne Klockow (5 min.)
  8. Standing Reports (10 min.)
    A. Line and Space Architects
    B. BLM Capital Improvements – Michael Reiland
    C. Community Outreach – LaNelda Rolley
    --RRDLC Open House, January 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m ...


Our Places To Tell Stories: Making Connections With Our Audiences, Public Lands Institute Jan 2006

Our Places To Tell Stories: Making Connections With Our Audiences, Public Lands Institute

Our Places to Tell Stories

The idea for an annual Our Places Tell Stories conference was prompted by discussions that took place within a unique partnership of federal, state, university, and public organizations in southern Nevada. Members identified the need to share and learn from successful educational and interpretive strategies. Our increasingly urban surroundings and rapidly changing populations hinder personal connections between people and their natural environment. However, the right tools and techniques will help us inspire children and adults to understand, value, and take care of our shared natural places.

This first conference supports professionals in creating and evaluating effective educational programs and interpretive ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Annual Progress Report, Year Ending June 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2006

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Annual Progress Report, Year Ending June 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2006

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2006

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2006

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Executive Summary

Activity highlights during the third quarter of Year Two include the following actions toward task agreement deliverables:

  • Agenda and minutes prepared and distributed for Core Group meetings on January 17 and March 21, 2006.
  • Cultural curriculum 100% completed
  • Night Sky curriculum 100% completed.
  • Green Building curriculum 75% completed.
  • Native American Correlations 75% completed.
  • Teacher piloting workshops held on February 23, March 18, and March 25, 2006 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and the Oliver Ranch site.
  • RRDLC newsletter completed.
  • Website content, navigation, and graphics updated and improved.