More than 300 Clark County high school students come to UNLV for Dance Day. The annual December event features master classes, workshops, and performances led by students and faculty from the Department of Dance.
The Rebel Service Council makes, packages, and delivers peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless population at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM).
"Desert Survivors" is an educational television show that promotes scientific literacy in local elementary schools. Each episode, shown on UNLV-TV on Cox Cable Channels 70 and 71, spotlights a "survivor" native to the Mojave Desert. During the show, the featured expert answers questions posed by local children.
Discover Mojave: Forever Earth
Forever Earth is a floating environmental education and research vessel at Lake Mead that:
- Engages students in scientific research, including water quality testing and monitoring.
- Provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
- Offers logistical support to scientists engaged in research.
Discover Mojave: Outdoor World
Outdoor World provides recreational activities to at-risk urban youth. The program:
- Stimulates an appreciation of and connection to nature.
- Encourages the responsible use of recreational areas.
- Provides a positive outlet for the alleviation of stress.
- Promotes physical exercise and activity.
Don't Trash Nevada
Don’t Trash Nevada is a comprehensive public outreach campaign to encourage clean-up efforts and discourage litter and illegal dumping in Southern Nevada. The program:
- Creates advertising related to desert dumping and littering issues.
- Organizes both annual and ongoing clean-up events.
- Promotes stronger anti-litter regulations and laws and supports law enforcement and the judicial system efforts.
- Increases the number of dumpsters, trash receptacles, and collection on Southern Nevada public lands.
- Provides information related to litter and desert dumping on public lands.
- Encourages recycling programs.
Early Studies Program
The Early Studies Program provides highly motivated Clark County high school students an opportunity to get a head start on their college education by enrolling in UNLV courses. Students receive full access to the Academic Success Center's resources, such as tutoring, advising, and academic success coaching.
Early Studies Program
The UNLV Early Studies Program provides highly motivated Clark County high school students an opportunity to get a head start on their college education by enrolling in UNLV courses. Early Studies students have the opportunity to earn dual credit (university and high school) with the approval of their high school counselor. In addition, Early Studies students receive full access to the Academic Success Center resources, which includes tutoring, advising, and academic success coaching. The Early Study Program attracts some of the best and brightest students in Clark County and creates a more streamlined bridge from their high school to UNLV. High school students of all levels (Freshman through Senior) are eligible for the program. There is no high school GPA requirement, but the ASC strongly recommends the program for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Early Studies students are eligible to enroll in available courses for which they meet the prerequisites. Early Studies students pay the same tuition and fees as other UNLV non-degree seeking students.
Education in the Environment Strategy
The Education in the Environment Strategy helps:
- Identify effective methods for delivering environmental messages
- Document what environmental programs are currently provided in the area
- Determine where program gaps and overlaps occur and offer strategy for collaboratively addressing these
- Develop a five-year strategic plan and work plan for a place-based education in the Las Vegas Valley
Education Student Practica and Internships
School districts across the region collaborate with the College of Education to provide practicum and internship experiences for education majors. Each semester, 90 to 130 students are in K-12 schools participating in a 16-week internship. In addition, schools provide approximately 600 placements for students involved in shorter practicum experiences.