Families in Nature
The Families in Nature program taps into cultural connections in the Hispanic community to promote respect and stewardship for the environment. The program encourages enjoyment of public lands through fields and educational adventures. The program is a partnership between The Public Lands Institute, the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center, and members of the Las Vegas Hispanic community.
Current UNLV students and their families are invited to attend UNLV's Family Weekend. The event is the perfect way for students and their family members to come together and celebrate their time at UNLV.
Festival of Communities
Festival of Communities is a free event where you can celebrate the rich cultural traditions that make our Southern Nevada unique. Bring your friends, gather the kids, and come to the UNLV campus to enjoy live music, dancing, readings and performances, international food tasting, booths with displays of art and culture, balloon art, face painting, and more.
First Year Service Learning Courses
More than 250 students enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies 100 and selected sections of English 102 participate in 4 to 5 hours of community service with an approved non-profit agency. Written assignments connect the course learning outcomes with the service experience. Community partners serve as co-educators, providing students with an orientation and information about the community needs addressed by the non-profit agency. Fall 2011 Community Partners: After Schools All Stars The Animal Foundation Blind Center of Nevada Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas Helping Hands of Vegas Valley Opportunity Village Public Lands Institute Three Square Tonopah Community Gardens
Fremont Professional Development Middle School
Through continual professional renewal, Fremont Professional Development School teachers and UNLV partners embrace the responsibility for ensuring that students reach their highest potential. The school engages teachers in professional development initiatives, site-based research projects, and grant writing activities. Its new academic math program incorporates hands-on technology for students and teachers.