Classroom Speakers

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As a teacher, you have the most important task: educating the next generation to the best of your ability. To help you with your objective, we have a pool of professionals in varying disciplines to lend their expertise to the subjects you are teaching in your class. Inviting a specialist into the classroom to speak to your class will bring relevancy to your students’ understanding of the relationship of what they are learning in the classroom and how the concepts are relevant to real world applications.

Our list of speakers and topics is continuously growing. If you do not see an industry listed, please enter your request in the other field in the form below and we will source an industry expert for you. We recognize your time is limited and we are delighted to leverage our community relationships for the benefit of your students.

Industries

Our local economy is picking up momentum and financial institutions are brimming with activity. There are many worthwhile career fields in accounting and finance, which include: Commercial Lending, Operations, Audit, Treasury, Compliance, Branch Management, Underwriting, Residential Lending, Marketing etc. Our speakers come from local banks and accounting firms as well as large Fortune 100 organizations and Credit Unions.«Click here to request a speaker»
One of Nevada’s most important industries, making a great impact on our local communities. Nevada ranches rank third in the nation in size. Invite an expert to your classroom to learn more!«Click here to request a speaker»
Today’s industry has come a long way since your Grandpa’s Garage. The complex technology powering vehicles continues to improve year after year. This is a vital trade with rewarding careers. «Click here to request a speaker»
The amazement of flying has enchanted us since the Wright brothers took to the skies. Invite an industry professionals to speak to your class about the pathway to becoming a pilot. «Click here to request a speaker»
Buzzzzzzz….We have fielded a number of requests from elementary schools doing Project Based Learning (PBL) on this topic. Northern Nevada is home to a few apiaries and these experts on bees would love to tell you what the buzz is about. «Click here to request a speaker»
Who hasn’t seen a bucket truck and wanted to ride in one? What about climbing a power pole or being on the team to negotiate rates on the power grid? A dynamic industry, the energy field is full of wonderful career paths. The local organizations within this industry are fantastic supporters of education. Facility tours, Career Day events and guest speaking are a few of the many ways they continue to partner with our schools.«Click here to request a speaker»
Would your class be interested to learn what goes in to designing an advertising campaign? Or, how fast decisions are made in a newsroom? Public Relations is the voice to bring products to the world and media is the vehicle. We have renowned PR firms and news outlets in our hometown eager to share stories and discuss industry trends. «Click here to request a speaker»
Now more than ever construction is booming in Northern Nevada! The men and women in this industry are in the know about every exciting project and company moving to our area. Learn how cutting edge construction has become. The need to grow this workforce is great and the salaries are too!«Click here to request a speaker»
The food scene in Northern Nevada has exploded with innovative concepts! Farm to table is commonplace as chefs are working with local growers in providing the freshest of sustainable products. Chefs are passionate about their craft and love to share this passion with others. «Click here to request a speaker»
As an educator, you are influencing the minds in your classroom daily. Many of your students have been inspired to follow the same path. There is an abundant education community available to talk to your students about the virtues of this noble profession. «Click here to request a speaker»
UNR has one of the best Engineering programs in the country! If you’re in need of an academic perspective, we have you covered! If you’re in need of experts in the field, we have you covered there, too! Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Structural… Learning CAD? Interested in building bridges or designing a park? This is an exciting industry for your class to learn about. «Click here to request a speaker»
Where would Reno be without its effervescent culture of fine art? Events like Artown prove just how invested our community is in keeping art alive. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein «Click here to request a speaker»
Nevada has long been known for its gaming attractions. Titans of the industry make education a priority in our community. Partners in Education like Eldorado Hotel and Casino and the Silver Legacy would love to share their knowledge of Gaming with your students.«Click here to request a speaker»
Our local government organizations are completely accessible. Connecting civic officials and government personnel to our classrooms helps to convey to our young scholars how important it is to be active in our civic responsibilities. The functions of local government are broad with many different professionals available to speak to your classes and lead activities. «Click here to request a speaker»
Health care is one of Nevada’s largest industries and it is so broad there are too many specialties to list. TMCC has expanded their programs in preparation of this need. UNR recently added a Master’s Degree in Physician Assisting. This is a high growth area and our local health care providers are eagerly supportive of our education initiatives. «Click here to request a speaker»
The sister to the Gaming Industry, Hospitality is what keeps our tourists returning to our great state. Whether you want to someone to share with your students about event-planning, operations or the food and beverage department, we are at your service!«Click here to request a speaker»
The field of Human Services is broad, approaching the objective of meeting human needs through various practices, focusing on prevention as well as solving problems, and improving the overall quality of life of populations in need. Examples of professions include, but are not limited to: Social Workers, Counselors, Probation Officers, and Advocates for the Elderly. «Click here to request a speaker»
The field of Human Services is broad, approaching the objective of meeting human needs through various practices, focusing on prevention as well as solving problems, and improving the overall quality of life of populations in need. Examples of professions include, but are not limited to: Social Workers, Counselors, Probation Officers, and Advocates for the Elderly. «Click here to request a speaker»

Although corporations are hiring in greater numbers than ever before, sole proprietorships are still the primary source of job creation. From E-Commerce to Mergers/Acquisitions and from Accounting to Entrepreneurship, we have all of your business related topics covered. «Click here to request a speaker»
We have legal practitioners in Business, Criminal Defense, Employment, Immigration, Patent/Intellectual Property and Real Estate. How does the law work? What does it mean to be a good citizen? How glamorous is it bring a case to a courtroom and petition a jury to rule in favor? Are the rules of law always followed? Complicated and fascinating, these experts lead thought provoking conversations.«Click here to request a speaker»
The dedicated men and women at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Police Department and Sparks Police Department love spending time in our schools. They are happy to shine a light on local law enforcement for your students!«Click here to request a speaker»
We have legal practitioners in Business, Criminal Defense, Employment, Immigration, Patent/Intellectual Property and Real Estate. How does the law work? What does it mean to be a good citizen? How glamorous is it bring a case to a courtroom and petition a jury to rule in favor? Are the rules of law always followed? Complicated and fascinating, these experts lead thought provoking conversations. «Click here to request a speaker»
The art of transporting goods from one location to another. A prime example is Amazon. They expertly organize the journey your Christmas package will take from the moment you click purchase until it arrives at your Aunt’s front step. «Click here to request a speaker»
Advanced Manufacturing has been a boost to our local headlines and our economy. Most manufacturers provide on-the-job training in developing the skills they need for their organization to be successful. Click on this link and we can schedule your class for a tour of a manufacturing floor, or schedule a presentation for your class. «Click here to request a speaker»
Always a welcomed guest to a classroom, local news weathermen/weatherwomen are delighted to speak to your students. Our friends at the Planetarium and DRI bring a scientific perspective for your STEM discussions around climate, astronomy, solar system, etc. «Click here to request a speaker»
Nevada’s local economies have received more than $100 million annually from mining since 1990. Mining is our state’s largest rural industry. Have an expert tell your students more!«Click here to request a speaker»
If you are looking for fulfillment – look no further! Nonprofit professionals work in many different areas improving our community and helping underserved populations. Whether you want to hear from someone rescuing cats or someone rescuing the great outdoors, we have a speaker for you!«Click here to request a speaker»
Have you ever felt the rush of being on stage? Our actors, dancers and musicians have and they are ready to share the thrill of their work with your students!«Click here to request a speaker»
Northern Nevada is home to some of the best photographers in the industry. A blend of science and artistic vision, photography is a wonderful topic for project based learning. Photographers typically work by themselves. Depending on availability, these capturers of timeless moments would enjoy sharing the nuances of their craft. «Click here to request a speaker»
What is the difference between the big office building downtown and the large warehouse in Spanish Springs? Would you like to learn about zoning and how the large apartment complex going up across from your school was decided? Real estate involves a process with many moving parts. This is a wonderful topic for a variety of age groups. «Click here to request a speaker»
Reno’s local shops bring the heart of our city to life and attract tourists and natives alike downtown. Invite a storeowner to your classroom to enlighten students about the joys of running a retail business. «Click here to request a speaker»
Whether you enjoy shooting hoops or kicking a soccer ball down the field – Reno’s sports teams have exciting stories to tell about their paths to glory!«Click here to request a speaker»
With the Governor’s Office awarding $1,000,000 in grants for new and expanded STEM workforce training programs, one could certainly say that our state is focused on STEM careers right now! Professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are thrilled to share their knowledge with their future employees. «Click here to request a speaker»
The world around us is surrounded by science and technology. What kind of science is your class doing a deep dive into? What technological advancements are they learning about? Elevate their experience and invite a scientist or techno whiz into your classroom.«Click here to request a speaker»
Kids love animals. You bring up the subject of animals and kids are paying attention. We have wonderful wildlife resources in our community, including: the Sierra Safari Zoo, Animal Ark, Nevada Department of Wildlife and many caring veterinarians to talk to your class and/or lead a field trip where they can interact with the animals. We are happy to connect you. «Click here to request a speaker»

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