Only 7 miles from Hoover Dam and 25 miles from downtown Las Vegas, Boulder City, Nevada offers restaurants, parks, shops, and ample dam-related history. July is off-season for tourism, so participants should be able to get very affordable rates on hotels and meals. Much more information about the area can be found on the Boulder City tourism website, or at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce website.
Located in the historic and very walkable center of Boulder City is the Boulder Dam Hotel, which was built during the construction of Hoover Dam. Hotel guests enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free admission to the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Summer scholars should note that the Boulder Dam Hotel was built during the 1930s and is a historic building, thus it has not expanded beyond its original configuration. There are stairs to access the second floor rooms, and the rooms themselves can be small compared to today’s standards. More importantly, the hotel does not have enough rooms to accommodate all of the educators and staff attending the workshop. Summer scholars wishing to stay at the Boulder Dam Hotel should plan to book their rooms as early as possible. There are, however, seven other hotels or motels within walking distance. Summer scholars may want to check the Boulder City tourism site for suggestions on other accommodations, notably, the El Rancho Motel which is within walking distance from the Boulder Dam Hotel.
There are seven restaurants within one block of the Boulder Dam Hotel, as well as more than 50 restaurants, coffee shops, and diners in Boulder City.
Teachers selected to participate will receive a stipend of $1,200 upon their completion of the workshop session. Stipends are intended to help defray the costs of travel to and from the project location, books, and living expenses while at the workshop. Summer scholars should be aware that stipends are taxable income and should be reported accordingly.
NEH summer scholars are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully in all project activities. NEH Summer Scholars who do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.
NEH summer scholars will be required to provide the NEH with an assessment of their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development. You will be asked to provide a confidential online evaluation at the close of the workshop.
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