Learn & Teach
LEARN & TEACH

The Public Lands Institute enriches the knowledge and skills of children and adults through direct interaction with the natural world. We provide people of all ages with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and commitment to participate in the enjoyment, protection, and responsible use of our public lands. These experiences cultivate informed decision makers and motivated stewards of the environment. The educational methods and materials we develop, use, and assess are all transferable to other settings.

Goal: Provide people of all ages with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and commitment to participate in the enjoyment, protection, and responsible use of our public lands.

Description:
The Institute enriches the knowledge and skills of children and adults through direct interaction with the natural world. These experiences cultivate informed decision makers and motivated stewards of the environment. The educational methods and materials that we develop, use, and assess are all transferable to other settings.

 



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  • Discover Mojave Forever Earth : Developing curriculum and operating a floating environmental science laboratory and learning center on Lake Mead targeted primarily to middle school and high school students. Funding for this program ended on May 31, 2011.
  • Forever EarthDiscover Mojave Outdoor World : Developing curriculum and implementing a recreation program to introduce urban, economically disadvantaged youth to outdoor recreation, environmental education, fishing and boating, and water resource management, as well as related humanities and art. Funding for this program ended on May 31, 2011.
  • Education Programs for the Mount Charleston Area, Discover Mojave Outdoor WorldSpring Mountains National Recreation Area and Humboldt- Toiyabe National Forest
  • Environmental Education Strategy for Southern Nevada : Developing and implementing a county-wide strategy that will produce a 5-year plan for environmental education on Clark County public lands. Partners: Clark County School District, local museums, and state and local agencies.
  • Mobile Exhibit Program
  • Nevada State Certification in Environmental Education & Interpretation
  • NVOutdoorKids.org Nevada Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights







  • Doctoral & Masters Degreed Educators and Research Scientists
  • Program Facilitators
  • Project Managers
  • EE&I training and coaching
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Biologists and Geologists
  • Outdoor Recreation Specialists
  • Licensed Educators




  • College of Education
  • Certificate Programs/Educational Outreach
  • UNLV Lied Library
  • Assessment Center
  • Risk Management
  • Hotel Administration/Recreation and Leisure Services
  • School of Life Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Environmental Science
  • GIS




  • Over 10,000 participants reached through research-based informal science education programming
  • 2,000 children participated in structured outdoor recreation programs
  • Statewide conferences reaching 300 participants
  • Statewide EE&I certification program and professional development trainings
  • Partnerships with Hispanic community organizations resulting in successful cultural events


Public Lands Institute 4505 Maryland Parkway RAJ 280 Box 452040 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-2040 Phone 702-895-4678 Fax 702-895-5166 Email