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TAHOE: 12th annual children’s environmental science day Aug. 13

By ThisIsReno

UC DAVIS ANNOUNCEMENT

INCLINE VILLAGE — Children are invited to spend the day with scientists on Saturday, August 13, learning about the unique ecology, function, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe.

The 12th annual Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free event sponsored by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC). Treat your child to a fun and educational afternoon of environmental science! More than 20 interactive science activities hosted by organizations around the region will be available for children ages 6 and up. The day will include exciting interactive science demonstrations by UC Davis scientists, local agency and non-profit organization staff, and AmeriCorps members. Hands-on activities are designed for the whole family to enjoy.

Come get up close and personal with fish and microscopic zooplankton from Lake Tahoe, learn about invasive species in the Tahoe Basin, test the water quality of a stream and observe mosquito fish eating their prey. This exciting event will bring together many of our community partners who are committed to protecting Lake Tahoe and its watershed.

Free ice cream will be provided from 2—4 p.m. by Susie Scoops of Incline Village.

Children’s Environmental Science Day will be held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village. The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located on the Sierra Nevada College campus at 291 Country Club Dr., in Incline Village, NV, just off Highway 28.

MORE INFORMATION: http://terc.ucdavis.edu/education_outreach/educationprograms/childrensscienceday.html