Lake Mead National Recreation Area is just one of three national parks that has been selected to be part of a teacher education program.
The Parks Climate Challenge program offers local teachers training in climate change by using the national parks as a living classroom.
Through a grant from the National Parks Foundation, the Lake Mead Institute will be offering the "Climate Change in the Desert Southwest" workshop as a two-credit graduate course in September. The course is recommended for 4th, 5th, middle and high school teachers.
The workshop will include information on the impact climate change is having on the desert southwest and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms to teach their students.