The 1st Annual Nevada Green Schools Summit brings together Educators, School Administrators, Facility Managers, Design & Construction Industry Professionals, and Green Education Organizations to share successes and identify opportunities to incorporate STEM Education, Sustainability, and Urban Agriculture through Green Schools.
We are excited to bring this statewide collaborative event to Southern Nevada in 2015!
For more information, contact: Amber Bosket - Office: (877) 944-7749 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Nevada Economy
Together with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Green Power Program and Green Our Planet we expect more than 200 K-12 Education stakeholders, policy makers, community organizations and green building industry professionals to attend the inaugural Nevada Green Schools STEM Summit on the future of education, sustainability and building a healthy, local food system. All are key components for realizing what many, including Governor Brian Sandoval, have called the New Nevada Economy which will be rooted in science and innovation.
Designed to be a statewide event, the focus of the 2015 Green Schools STEM Summit will be on developing strategies to incorporate sustainability into STEM based curriculum that is experiential and utilizes green classroom environments, school gardens and indoor agriculture to promote innovative, place-based learning. Providing healthy learning environments where students and teachers can thrive is the reason behind our ultimate goal to provide "Green Schools For All Within a Generation."
Featured Keynote Speakers
Nationally recognized Keynote Speakers and expert Panelists from Nevada and the Western region will be featured speaking on the latest developments in STEM Education, Sustainability, and Urban Agriculture. Confirmed Keynote Speakers include:
Opening Keynote Speaker: Dale Erquiaga, the Chief Strategy Officer to Governor Brian Sandoval.
Lunch Keynote Speaker: Jenny Wiedower, National K‐12 Manager, US Green Building Council Center for Green Schools.
Closing Keynote Speaker: Steven Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine is a Global Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalist and uses sustainable agriculture to engage and inspire his New York’s most at‐risk and special needs students.
The Summit will feature three education tracks organized around the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Three Pillars of Education, Environment and Health:
I. Sustainability and STEM
Environmental education through STEM based curriculum, project based learning, and the integration of technology. A technical track is designed with industry practitioners in mind and dives deeper into the topic identified.
II. Green Places To Learn
Greening Nevada School Facilities to improve student and teacher performance and reduce the environmental impact and operating costs. A technical track is designed with building industry practitioners and facility managers in mind and dives deeper into school design, construction, green retrofits, operations & maintenance.
III. Sustainable Urban Agriculture
Using School Gardens and indoor vertical agriculture technologies to promote health and wellness and teach STEM based topics including business, health, earth science, and culinary arts.
Food / Impact / Credits
Continental breakfast and lunch prepared with organic local/regional ingredients by Las Vegas celebrity chefs will be provided.
This event is designed as Zero-carbon and Zero-waste.
5 CEU’s are available for LEED APs and LEED Green Associates