Pam Van Pelt

Pam Van Pelt, Instructor

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing on Wednesday, April 14. The one-day class session will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, (I-215 and Windmill Lane).

During the day, non-profit and government organization participants will learn how to: develop a community needs assessment, set goals, write outcome objectives, create a working budget, develop a budget and a budget narrative and much more. The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, grant and resource specialist for Cooperative Extension. Click here for more information and to register.

Nevada Naturalist, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program, is looking for interested adults to participate. The Nevada Naturalist program educates and trains adults interested in learning about the natural resources in southern Nevada. Participants study natural resources, environmental education and interpretation, laws and regulations, and environmental issues.    

The focus of the program is to give a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching, and participating in conservation projects and issues. The program will also give participants the skills and confidence necessary to make a difference for environmental stewardship and conservation in Southern Nevada.

The program is open to individuals of all backgrounds. The spring semester begins April 5, 2010. The cost is $100 per semester. For more information on this program, or to register, please contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or e-mail



4-H LogoRegistration is underway for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) spring break Science, Technology, Engineering & Math 4-H day camp from March 29-31. The day camp, open to youth in grades 2-4, will include activities in basic sciences, nutrition, alternative energy, GPS/GIS, digital camera, robotics and rocketry.

Youth participants will get to build and race a robot and build and launch straw and paper rockets. Other activities include building an alternator and hands-on experiments with alternative energy. Click here for all the details.

The19th Annual Chefs for Kids (CFK) Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Paris Hotel/Casino. The eveningChefs for Kids logo honors the children the CFK program reaches. The gala evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction.  Dave Courvoisier, KLAS-TV anchor, is Master of Ceremonies. A gourmet dinner, prepared under the supervision of Chef Sherman Branick, is served at 7:00 p.m. with Christian Kolberg conducting the live auction. The evening continues with dancing to the music of Harbor Lights. Read about  the event and how to register.

Dr. Evan Fulton

Join Evan Fulton, Ph.D., state water specialist for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, for a Water Use & Water Policy workshop.          

The same workshop will be presented at two different locations and the public is invited to attend. Besides Dr. Fulton’s presentation, guest speakers include Rich Perry, Nevada Division of Water; Tom Griggs, water attorney; and Hugh Ricci, former state engineer. The first workshop is at the City Hall Council Chambers—The Depot–in Caliente at 2 p.m. The second workshop will be held at The Annex Library in Alamo at 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dr. Fulton at 702-948-5907 or e-mail