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GAIN Statewide Meeting & Death Valley Field Class

posted Sep 29, 2015, 11:27 AM by Herb Thompson

Beatty, NV at the Stagecoach Hotel & Casino

October 23-25, 2015


·         GAIN will be picking up the cost of the two night stay for participants. We’ll also be providing food, non-alcoholic drinks, and dessert during our welcome content session on Friday evening between 6pm and 10pm.

·         Participants will be responsible for their own transportation and for breakfast (a Denny’s in on property) both mornings and lunch in Death Valley on Saturday.

·         Southern Nevada teachers are encouraged to car pool and I’ll do my best to facilitate that process after folks are registered online.

·         Northern Nevada teachers – Chris will be driving a van down from a rendezvous point in Reno/Carson on Friday afternoon. He will have to leave no later than 2pm, so if it’s possible for you to get out early or take half of a personal day for this professional development opportunity please consider it.

·         One, free NVDOE recertification credit will be offered to those who attend our entire program and complete the subsequent assignment.

·         Discover the history of Beatty, NV & Rhyolite, NV and experience the varied landscapes of Death Valley National Park, CA.

·         Learn about upcoming GAIN professional development classes and institutes, future outreach activities, and our policy initiatives for 2015-2016.

·         Participants will need to register online after September 27th at and also call (you can do so now) to make hotel reservations (775-553-2419) by the deadline of October 9th. Ask for the GAIN block which has 35 rooms available.


Friday, October 23 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Topics include Turkey: Culture & Current Events - An Introduction to the History of Beatty & Rhyolite, Nevada - Peruvian Adopt-a-School Program Opportunities


Saturday, October 24 - 8:00am to5:00pm

All-Day Field Class to Death Valley National Park with Chris Ryan


Sunday October 25 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

GAIN Program Updates and a visit to Rhyolite Ghost Town