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Desert Survivors

"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. The program provides authentic learning experiences on water quality and water conservation, issues critical to Southern Nevada residents. This is a partnership between Public Lands Institute at UNLV, Forever Resorts, and the National Park Service.

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. Positive outdoor experiences in youth are important to developing a stewardship ethic later in life. And few adults participate in recreational activities that they did not enjoy as children. This is a partnership between Public Lands Institute at UNLV and the four federal land-management agencies in Southern Nevada (Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).  

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. Don’t Trash Nevada is an initiative of the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, composed of the Bureau of Land Management,...

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...

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 The initiative is run by Public Lands Institute, which helps federal agencies and other partners foster environmental literacy among a broad range of audiences 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.

Electronic Records System

The Electronic Records System (ERS) preserves data on employee health and radiation exposure dating from the dawn of the nuclear age. The records include data related to occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, and radiation exposure and were collected by officials in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and contractor personnel, The records are used for official governmental purposes to evaluate employee benefits, health screening and tracking, and legal adjudication. Use of ERS e-records is maintained within a cyber-secure environment, with documents accessible only by officials with appropriate clearance. The DOE and NNSA has sponsored the program, with nearly $30 million being...

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.