Kids learning about STEM careers at Desert Research Institute Youth Day
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
Students from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will be learning about careers in science and engineering as part of the Desert Research Institute's Youth Day on Monday, November 13th.
From 10-2:30 p.m. students will participate in a series of interactive sessions on topics related to water, climate change and agriculture. Representatives from Navajo Technical University and Salish Kootenai College in Montana will be presenting educational opportunities for Native American youth.
The event is hosted by DRI and the Native Waters on Arid Lands project, and kickoffs an even larger event starting on Wednesday. The 2017 Native Waters on Arid Lands Tribal Summit is part of a five-year project that partners with extension experts with tribal communities in the Great Basin and American Southwest to understand what tribal communities can do to adapt to climate change.
It will be held at the Nugget Casino Resort in Spars on November 15th and 16th.