Conservation education is an essential part of raising awareness of the environmental issues that are impacting our lives. Whether you're a teacher looking for a curriculum or a parent searching for educational resources for their children, exploring topics such as recycling, resource conservation, climate action, and the reduction of waste and pollution is a great way to motivate students to think about the future and to solve complex problems in creative ways. The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has an environmental education outreach program that takes part in a variety of activities to educate and engage Nevadans. These activities include providing technical assistance, giving presentations, organizing workshops for teachers, setting up tables at special events, and partnering with other organizations for special programs such as Project Wet.
Experts anticipate that water will be one of the biggest environmental challenges our children will face when they reach adulthood. To help prepare them for this challenge, NDEP offers training that provides objective, experiential, science-based education about water from toddlers to high school students. By exploring topics related to sustainability through conservation education, we can help equip our children with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the environment and their future.