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Youth Advisory Council members work hydroponic gardening project

SNWA's Youth Advisory Council explores hydroponic gardening as a sustainable way to grow plants. Play

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Deputy Drip

Invite Deputy Drip to your school to talk about the importance of water conservation in the Mojave Desert.

Students in kindergarten through second grade will become "Junior Deputies," receiving sticker badges and Deputy Drip coloring books. Fill out our request form or call (702) 258-3930 to schedule a 40-minute presentation. More »


Desert Discovery

The Desert Discovery newsletter features articles and activities focused on desert conservation. Free of charge to Southern Nevada elementary schools, it is available in both English and Spanish for grades K-2 and 3-5. More »

A Youth Advisory Council member participates in a water smart landscape conversion

Youth Advisory Council

The Southern Nevada Water Authority invites local high school students to provide a fresh perspective on water issues by joining its Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Students from both public and private high schools are chosen based on academic and leadership skills as well as an interest in environmental issues.

During the two-year tenure on the council, students receive a condensed education on Southern Nevada water issues and gain experience in the planning, policy development, and evaluation of water conservation.

Fill out our interest form to get started.

Water Education Institute

Through its Water Education Institute program, the Southern Nevada Water Authority offers teachers the chance to meet and interact with local water experts to learn more about water issues.

The 15-hour session is aligned with the Nevada State Standards. Institute participants earn a Professional Development Education (PDE) credit with the Clark County School District.

  • Elementary Courses - PDE 2386: Class date TBA
  • Secondary Courses - PDE 2324: Class date TBA

Classes are held at the Springs Preserve, located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Call (702) 822-7744 for more information.