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Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: December 6, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Dec 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: December 6, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from October 18, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Update on Project Schedule – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
    A. Utilities
    B. Water Line
    C. Parking
    D. Operator
  4. Update on Design Development – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
  5. Cultural Treatment Plan – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
  6. Environmental Assessment Update – Otak Inc. (10 min.)
  7. Curriculum Update – Jeanne Klockow (10 min.)
  8. Standing Reports (10 min.)
    A. BLM Capital Improvements – Michael Reiland
    B. Community Outreach – LaNelda Rolley
  9. 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 ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: October 18, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Oct 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: October 18, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from September 20, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Curriculum Update – Jeanne Klockow (15 min.)
  4. Review of Project Schedule – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
    A. Utilities
    B. Water Line
    C. Parking
    D. Operator
  5. Standing Reports (15 minutes)
    A. Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom
    B. BLM Capital Improvements – Michael Reiland
  6. Committee Reports (5 min.)
    A. Building Committee – Angie Lara
    B. Design Oversight – David Frommer
    C. Educational Programs – Paul Buck
    D. Fund-raising and Partnerships – Blaine Benedict
    E. NEPA – Michael Johnson
    F. Operations – Jackson Ramsey
    G. Other Uses – Pat Williams
    H. Wild Horse & Burro – Billie Young ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: September 20, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Sep 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: September 20, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from August 16, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Discussion of Scope/Design Issues –Michael Reiland/David Frommer (30 min.)
  4. Cost Update – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  5. Schedule Update – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  6. Standing Reports (15 minutes)
    A. Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom
    B. BLM Capital Improvements – Michael Reiland
    C. Community Outreach – Nancy Flagg
  7. Committee Reports (5 min.)
    A. Building Committee – Angie Lara
    B. Design Oversight – David Frommer
    C. Educational Programs – Paul Buck
    D. Fund-raising and Partnerships – Blaine Benedict
    E. NEPA – Michael Johnson
    F. Operations – Jackson Ramsey
    G. Other Uses – Pat Williams
    H ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center: The Vision, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Sep 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center: The Vision, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Oliver Ranch Project

A public meeting will be held to introduce the Red Rock Learning Center, the first outdoor education center for local fifth grade children in Southern Nevada. Designed to enhance math and science skills, the school will be built in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It will feature a curriculum that teaches children about conservation and the natural world by increasing their knowledge and understanding of the Mojave Desert ecosystem.


Red Rock Desert Learning Center: The Vision, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Aug 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center: The Vision, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Oliver Ranch Project

To instill stewardship and respect by increasing knowledge and understanding of the Mojave Desert ecosystems and cultures through a unique experiential discovery program.


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: August 16, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Aug 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: August 16, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from July 19, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Matrix of Project Concerns and Resolutions – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  4. Update on Project Timeline Schedule – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
    A. Status of Operator Process
    B. Status of Water Options
    C. Status of Draft EA Report
  5. Curriculum Development – Jeannie Klockow (10 min.)
    A. Wild Horse & Burro Curriculum
  6. Standing Reports (20 minutes)
    A. Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom
    B. BLM Capital Improvements – Michael Reiland
    C. Community Outreach – Nancy Flagg
  7. Committee Reports (10 min.)
    A. Building Committee – Angie Lara
    B. Design Oversight – David Frommer
    C. Educational ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: July 19, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Jul 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: July 19, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from May 17, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Update on NEPA Process – Michael Johnson & Otak (30 min.)
    A. Overview of NEPA Process C. Status of interim EA report
    B. EA Timeline Schedule D. Status of cultural treatment plan
  4. Matrix of Project Concerns and Resolutions – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  5. Review of Project Timeline Schedule – Michael Reiland (10 min.)
    A. Status of Request for Proposals C. Status of Nevada Power Grid
    B. Status of Water Options
  6. Curriculum Development – Jeannie Klockow (10 min.)
    A. Wild Horse & Burro Curriculum
  7. Community Outreach – Nancy Flagg (10 min.)
    A. Presentation to ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: May 17, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center May 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: May 17, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from March 15, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Review of Project Issues & Concerns (30 min.)
    A. Discussion of Strategic Project Review
  4. Update on Water Options and NEPA Timeline/Progress – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  5. Core Curriculum Development: Progress Report – Jeannie Klockow (15 min.)
  6. Community Outreach – Nancy Flagg (15 min.)
    A. Key Messages
    B. List of environmental groups and media
    D. Revisit Core Group list
  7. Standing Reports (20 minutes)
    A. Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom
    B. BLM Capital Improvements – Michael Reiland
  8. Committee Reports (10 min.)
    A. Building Committee – Angie Lara
    B. Design Oversight – David ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: March 15, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Mar 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: March 15, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from January 18, 2005 Meeting (5 min.)
  3. Core Curriculum Development: Timeline and Progress Report – Jeannie Klockow (30 min.)
  4. Update on Water Testing – Bob Boyd (15 min.)
  5. A. Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom
    B. UNLV/CESU – Nancy Flagg
    C. BLM – Michael Reiland
  6. Committee Reports (5 min.)
  7. Open Discussion / New Business (5 min.)


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: January 18, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Jan 2005

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: January 18, 2005, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from November 16, 2004 Meeting (5 minutes)
  3. Presentation of Science Curriculum – Paul Buck (30 min.)
  4. Line and Space Architects
    Presentation of Schematic Designs– Les Wallach/Henry Tom (1 hour)
    Update on Design Timeline (10 min.)
  5. Standing Reports (10 minutes)
    A. UNLV/CESU – Nancy Flagg
    B. BLM – Michael Reiland
  6. Committee Reports (5 min.)
  7. Committee Meeting Schedule for 2005 (5 min.)
  8. Open Discussion / New Business (5 min.)


Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Jeanne A. Klockow Jan 2005

Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Jeanne A. Klockow

Reports (DM)

We developed a comprehensive assessment plan and tested the curriculum to determine whether hands-on outdoor recreation events promote knowledge, attitudes, and performance among at-risk urban children. Knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed, refined and conducted through various stages based on cultural and language barriers as well a variety of age groups participating within the events. Findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events. We conclude that the implementation and assessment of the program is strong. We also make several recommendations for future programs.


Education About The Environment Discover Mojave Programs, Public Lands Institute Jan 2005

Education About The Environment Discover Mojave Programs, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (PLI Education)

Increases people’s knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action” (UNESCO, Tbilisi Declaration, 1978)


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2005

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2005, 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, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2005

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Executive Summary

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

  • Agenda and minutes prepared and distributed for three core group meetings
  • Wild horse and burro curriculum completed and vetted through local, regional, and national levels
  • Historical curriculum completed and ready for review by core group
  • Two RRDLC PowerPoint presentations coordinated, written, and illustrated by Public Lands Institute staff for BLM presentations to the Clark County School District Executive Cabinet and the Board of Trustees.
  • RRDLC informational handouts provided to community members, teachers, and students at Joshua Jubilee community event and Clark ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2005

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Executive Summary

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

  • Agenda and minutes prepared and distributed for two core group meetings
  • Historical curriculum 100% completed
  • Cultural curriculum 100% completed
  • Night sky curriculum 50% completed
  • Green Building curriculum 25% completed
  • Communications/Outreach Plan revised and prioritized
  • RRDLC newsletter under final review by BLM state office


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Annual Progress Report, Year Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2005

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Annual Progress Report, Year Ending June 30, 2005, 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 ...