The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, offers training from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 12, 18 and 19 for those interested in becoming a museum tour guide. New for 2014, the museum is featuring a special emphasis on explorer John C. Fremont, known as the Pathfinder, in celebration of the state’s 150th birthday. The program also includes sessions on local watersheds, fossils and topographical maps.
Guides meet new friends and enjoy hands-on experiences and field trips. Volunteers must be at least age 15. Participants receive four full days of discussion with curators, educators and scholars in a fun and educational training environment. No prior experience is required and all materials are free. Registration is required. To register, call 775-687-4810, ext. 237 or email to [email protected].
The Nevada State Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $8 for adults and free for museum members and children ages 17 and younger. At 600 N. Carson St., Carson City, the museum is one of seven managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department Tourism and Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit the department’s website at museums.nevadaculture.org.
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.