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Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Final Close-Out Report, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2006

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Final Close-Out Report, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

“The mission of the Red Rock Desert Learning Center is to instill stewardship and respect by increasing knowledge and understanding of the Mojave Desert ecosystems and cultures through a unique experiential discovery program.”


College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2006, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Dec 2006

College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2006, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Senior Projects (COE)

Part of every UNLV engineering student’s academic experience, the senior design project stimulates engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. Each student in their senior year chooses, plans, designs and prototypes a product in this required element of the curriculum. A capstone to the student’s educational career, the senior design project encourages the student to use everything learned in the engineering program to create a practical, real world solution to an engineering challenge.

The senior design competition helps to focus the senior students in increasing the quality and potential for commercial application for their design projects. Judges from local industry evaluate ...


Gsi: Geo Scene Investigation! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Lake Mead Geologic Webquest (Grade 7), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth Dec 2006

Gsi: Geo Scene Investigation! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Lake Mead Geologic Webquest (Grade 7), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth

Curriculum materials (FE)

Student worksheets and teacher rubric to accompany the Lake Mead Geologic WebQuest lesson.


Police Blotter, Unlv Department Of Public Safety Dec 2006

Police Blotter, Unlv Department Of Public Safety

Police Blotter

No abstract provided.


Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending November 30, 2006, Environmental Education Strategy For Nevada Nov 2006

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending November 30, 2006, Environmental Education Strategy For Nevada

Reports (PLI Education)

  • Forever Earth was scheduled for 17 days and benefited 307 individuals.
  • Technology was successfully tested aboard Forever Earth that may allow for distance education opportunities in Clark County School District classrooms.
  • Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Congressman Jon Porter were hosted by the National Park Service aboard Forever Earth on October 31, 2006.
  • Training for Forever Earth program facilitators was conducted on November 20, 2006.
  • Four Discover Mojave Outdoor World events were conducted. A partnership with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization is under development to increase participation in the program.
  • Meeting held with Las Vegas developer Focus Property ...


The Teaching American History Project: An Assessment Of Student Performance, Lewis Karstensson, James E. Davis Nov 2006

The Teaching American History Project: An Assessment Of Student Performance, Lewis Karstensson, James E. Davis

Economics Faculty Publications

This study examines selected effects of a teaching program in American history on fifth grade students in the Elk Grove (California) Unified School District.


Alien Invaders! Post-Visit Lessons, Support Materials (Grade 6), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth Nov 2006

Alien Invaders! Post-Visit Lessons, Support Materials (Grade 6), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth

Curriculum materials (FE)

Support material to enable students to write a public service announcement invasive species.


Alien Invaders! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Water Characteristics (Grade 6), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth Nov 2006

Alien Invaders! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Water Characteristics (Grade 6), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth

Curriculum materials (FE)

Student worksheets about water quality and the effect invasive species have on it.


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Brenda Griego, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell, Gian Galassi Nov 2006

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Brenda Griego, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell, Gian Galassi

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Stakeholder Phasing Meeting: October 5, 2006, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Oct 2006

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Stakeholder Phasing Meeting: October 5, 2006, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  • Our goals for this meeting
  • What does phasing offer us?
  • Possible phasing scenados
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Other business regarding RRDLC


Connecting A Disconnected Youth To The Outdoor World, Daphne Sewing, Public Lands Institute Oct 2006

Connecting A Disconnected Youth To The Outdoor World, Daphne Sewing, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (DM)

  • Understand the components of an effective program that connects youth to the natural world.
  • Develop ideas for integrating these components into your existing programs.
  • Program effectiveness.
  • What we can do as environmental educators.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Cate Weeks, Jennifer Lawson Oct 2006

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Cate Weeks, Jennifer Lawson

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Erin O'Donnell, Eric Leake, Lori Bachand, David G. Schwartz, David Ashley Oct 2006

Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Erin O'Donnell, Eric Leake, Lori Bachand, David G. Schwartz, David Ashley

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Don’T Trash Nevada: An Anti-Litter Strategy For Southern Nevada, Public Lands Institute Sep 2006

Don’T Trash Nevada: An Anti-Litter Strategy For Southern Nevada, Public Lands Institute

Anti-littering Presentations

  • Increase public awareness about the desert dumping and urban littering.
  • Increase the media’s awareness of the dumping and littering problem.
  • Over the life of the campaign, modify behavior to reduce littering and dumping by Clark County residents and visitors.


Community Engagement, Education & Research, Public Lands Institute Sep 2006

Community Engagement, Education & Research, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (PLI)

The Public Lands Institute is dedicated to strengthening the national fabric that is essential for the protection, conservation, and management of public lands.


Alien Invaders! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Introduced And Invasive Species (Grade 6), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth Sep 2006

Alien Invaders! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Introduced And Invasive Species (Grade 6), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth

Curriculum materials (FE)

Worksheets to accompany pre-visit lesson about invasive fish.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Lori Bachand, Shane Bevell, Regina Vaccari, Jennifer Vaughan Sep 2006

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, David Ashley, Mamie Peers, Lori Bachand, Shane Bevell, Regina Vaccari, Jennifer Vaughan

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


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

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending August 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 13 days and benefited 110 individuals.
  • The National Park Service piloted the concept of using Forever Earth as a mobile visitor center during busy summer weekends. During five outings, Park Service interpreters contacted 1,365 visitors.
  • Forever Earth curricula for 5th, 6th, and 7th grades have been completed.
  • A Preliminary Implementation Plan was created by the SNAP Conservation Education and Interpretation team.
  • A report on the Clark County School District Teacher Survey: Attitudes, Perceptions, Barriers, and Desires for ...


Gsi: Geo Scene Investigation! Post-Visit Lessons, Support Materials: The Story In Art (Grade 7), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth Aug 2006

Gsi: Geo Scene Investigation! Post-Visit Lessons, Support Materials: The Story In Art (Grade 7), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth

Curriculum materials (FE)

Student worksheet and teacher's sample for creating a geologic landscape.


Gsi: Geo Scene Investigation! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Topographic And Geologic Maps (Grade 7), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth Aug 2006

Gsi: Geo Scene Investigation! Pre-Visit, Support Materials: Topographic And Geologic Maps (Grade 7), Discover Mojave: Forever Earth

Curriculum materials (FE)

Student worksheets for reading Lake Mead area topographic maps.


Comparing The Effectiveness Of System Dynamics With Traditional Methods Of Learning About Wetland Ecosystems, Megan Hopper, Krystyna Anne Stave Jul 2006

Comparing The Effectiveness Of System Dynamics With Traditional Methods Of Learning About Wetland Ecosystems, Megan Hopper, Krystyna Anne Stave

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

This poster reports on the preliminary results of a study comparing the effectiveness of system dynamics with traditional, lecture based, methods of learning about wetland ecosystems. The study tests the hypothesis that students utilizing a system dynamics approach learn more and retain more of the material presented to them than with the traditional teacher-based approach. Students from the Las Vegas school district participate in one of two treatments, as the experimental or the control group. Students in the experimental group are presented with a lesson utilizing four system dynamics models about the Wetlands Park Nature Preserve (WPNP) in Las Vegas ...


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Leora Baron Jul 2006

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Leora Baron

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Carol C. Harter, Karen Sharp, Gian Galassi, Tony Allen, Jennifer Lawson, Shane Bevell, Lori Bachand, Regina Vaccari, Pete Codella, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Diane Russell, Phil Hagen Jul 2006

Unlv Magazine, Carol C. Harter, Karen Sharp, Gian Galassi, Tony Allen, Jennifer Lawson, Shane Bevell, Lori Bachand, Regina Vaccari, Pete Codella, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Diane Russell, Phil Hagen

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sensitive Wildlife Species Monitoring And Analysis: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2006

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sensitive Wildlife Species Monitoring And Analysis: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2006, Margaret N. Rees

Wildlife Monitoring

  • Tortoise and tortoise habitat monitoring was conducted on the Northshore Road construction project, on the Southern Nevada Water Authority intake pipe project, the Frontier Telephone-Willow Beach project and the movie film at Temple Bar.
  • A total of 25 tortoise education classes were given to 90 individuals.
  • Evaluation of 3 potential sites for relict leopard frog translocations conducted but sites were not recommended.
  • Head-starting and translocation efforts for relict leopard frogs continued. 1183 animals translocated so far this year.
  • Relict Leopard Frog Conservation Team meeting held and yearly report completed.
  • Continuation of data management and QA of GPS collar information from ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center: Evaluation Of Curriculum: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw Jun 2006

Red Rock Desert Learning Center: Evaluation Of Curriculum: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw

Reports (RRLC)

The UNLV Center for Evaluation and Assessment developed an assessment instrument to evaluate curriculum for the proposed Red Rock Desert Learning Center science school’s fifth grade program. A 25-item Likert-type scale was created and administered before and after 68 pre-service and in-service teachers participated in each of five curriculum pilot sessions. The survey consisted of questions related to knowledge, pedagogy, and attitudes. Two open-ended questions were included on the post-survey.

Findings revealed significant gains in knowledge, pedagogy, and attitudes in each of five events from pre- to post-test. Gains over time were greatest for knowledge. Some events were rated ...


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 ...


Intellectual Property In Teaching And Learning: Ownership, Fair Use And Commercialization, Varda N. Main, Marianne A. Buehler May 2006

Intellectual Property In Teaching And Learning: Ownership, Fair Use And Commercialization, Varda N. Main, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Student and Faculty Intellectual Property
— Scenarios – What might occur?
— Forms of intellectual property (IP)
— Ownership of faculty IP
— Ownership of student IP
— Rights to use IP:
• RIT-owned
• Student-owned
• External IP
— Scenarios – Discussion of
Using Intellectual Property & Related Tools
— TEACH Act
— Online copyright tutorials & websites
— Turnitin – a plagiarism-detection tool
Handouts
Resources


College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Spring 2006, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas May 2006

College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Spring 2006, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Senior Projects (COE)

Part of every UNLV engineering student’s academic experience, the senior design project stimulates engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. Each student in their senior year chooses, plans, designs and prototypes a product in this required element of the curriculum. A capstone to the student’s educational career, the senior design project encourages the student to use everything learned in the engineering program to create a practical, real world solution to an engineering challenge.

The senior design competition helps to focus the senior students in increasing the quality and potential for commercial application for their design projects. Judges from local industry evaluate ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Carol C. Harter, Lori Bachand, Cate Weeks, Mamie Peers May 2006

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Carol C. Harter, Lori Bachand, Cate Weeks, Mamie Peers

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Presentation To National Park Service – Pacific West Region April 25, 2006, Public Lands Institute Apr 2006

Presentation To National Park Service – Pacific West Region April 25, 2006, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (PLI)

The Public Lands Institute is dedicated to strengthening the national fabric that is essential for the protection, conservation, and management of public lands.

In collaboration with federal, state, and non-profit partners, we are:

  • creating new knowledge
  • advancing technology
  • improving education
  • engaging the public to become involved in conservation and stewardship.