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“Wild and Wonderful Wetlands” program at Nevada State Museum Jan. 11

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01-01-14-family-fun-saturdays-back-with-wild-and-wonderful-wetlands-at-nsmcc-s-570x381-1385641-1009755NCOT NEWS — “Family Fun Saturdays” returns to the Nevada State Museum in Carson with “Wild and Wonderful Wetlands” Saturday, Jan. 11. From 10 a.m. to noon, guests will explore how American Indians used plants from the wetlands for food, medicine, and clothing in the museum’s Discovery Lab. The program also examines what kinds of birds and animals use wetlands for their homes.

For hands-on fun, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a 30-minute lab or art project, or both, in groups of eight. Artists can make a rubbing or bookmark to take home. The nature program is aimed at children ages 5 and up interested in science and examining real specimens in a lab setting. Hosted in the museum’s natural history discovery lab at 600 N. Carson St., the event is free for museum members and children 17 and under. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Adult tickets are $8 and available at the admissions desk and go on sale at 9 a.m. For more information, call 687-4810 ext. 237 or email [email protected].

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