Desert Research Institute (DRI)

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet. For almost 60 years, DRI research faculty, students, and staff have applied scientific understanding to support the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada’s needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities.

Desert Research Institute Science Alive Green Boxes: Class Workshop (K – 12)


  • Includes two weeks worth of STEM lesson plans and materials to help educators build lessons focused on NGSS standards
  • They are delivered to schools and include all materials
  • Developed per grade level (K-12)
  • Register and reserve a box at
    • Registration due dates may vary


  • Cost per box: Free



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