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During the past three-months, the focus of the university’s efforts has included the following highlights:
- The 2006 Our Places Tell Stories Conference for place-based educators was held on the UNLV campus, January 24-27, 2006. Attendance totaled 120 participants, who rated the overall content and arrangements at 3.59 on a 4.00 scale.
- Forever Earth was scheduled 22 days in the past three months, benefiting more than 200 individuals.
- A $3,000 donation was received for the Forever Earth program.
- The Year 2 Schedule of Events for the Discover Mojave Outdoor World program is on track for delivering 29 total events, a 190% increase over the Year 2 deliverable stated in the task agreement. Thirteen Discover Mojave events are planned between March and May 2006.
- Presentations related to the Year 1 assessment results for the Discover Mojave Outdoor World program were made at three professional conferences.
- Survey data is being collected from Clark County School District teachers about their use of educational field trips.
- Planning continues for a master’s degree in environmental education to train new educators for the Las Vegas Valley.
- Coordination efforts continue between the Interagency Environmental Education Team and other interagency teams that have identified education components within their program/project efforts.
Curriculum planning; Desert ecology – Study and teaching; Environmental literacy; Environmental sciences – Study and teaching; Nevada; Outdoor education
Curriculum and Instruction | Desert Ecology | Education | Environmental Sciences | Science and Mathematics Education
Rees, M. N.
Education in the Environment: A Hands-on Student Research and Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending February 28, 2006.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/pli_education_reports/5