EDUCATION - Connect to Nature
Get Outdoors Nevada offers a wide range of nature and science programs designed to encourage community members to explore, sustain, and protect our shared outdoor spaces.
“It gives new focus and perspective to the standards. It gives students examples of other teachers, especially women, modeling scientific teaching and learning.”- First Grade Teacher & NGSS Program Participant 2019
Next Gen Science
Southern Nevada’s only science content standards-supported classroom program with hands-on and outdoor field trip experience. Our school-based program, taught by our education team, includes three (3) in-class lessons, a field trip, and materials.
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Native Habitat Program
Bee the change! Create a beautiful blooming garden and help native and migratory pollinators, birds, and reptiles. Our hands-on program aids schools and other qualifying locations to create beneficial ecological conditions for wildlife and include lessons, field trip(s), plants, and gardening materials as well as technical assistance and instruction from our education staff.
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Planting native plants will:
Help wildlife protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Create food, water, shelter, and space. Many pollinators evolved with native plants, feeding on specific plant species.
Build corridors for wildlife traveling to national wildlife refuge or urban areas like your backyard.
Enhance Life for All
Reduce the urban heat island effect, improve air quality, and enhance the outdoor recreation experience.
Since 2012, our education coordinators provide hands-on activity based nature programs to your afterschool and summer camp locations. Increase your child’s comfort in the outdoors while growing their knowledge of the Mojave Desert ecosystem.
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Guided Field Trips
Connect your students to Nevada’s public lands! Through our reimbursement grant and in partnership with the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, we offer guided field trips to schools, community centers, and other youth-based organizations.
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Connecting Nature to Classroom
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In partnership with Clark County's Desert Conservation Program, this program brings engaging learning opportunities to schools, introducing students to the Mojave Desert ecosystem, with a special emphasis on the iconic and threatened Desert Tortoise, and encouraging desert-friendly behaviors. For more information on participating, please visit the Mojave Max website using the button below.
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