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Children’s Environmental Science Day Saturday in Tahoe City

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The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center invites residents to the 17th annual Children's Environmental Science Day on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Commons Beach in Tahoe City.

The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. The carnival-style science festival will include 20-plus hands-on science activities and games.

These activities will cover lake clarity and physics, lake level, water quality, water conservation, fish, invasive species, fire and forests, climate change, litter and recycling, stewardship, and more, and will be facilitated by some of the Tahoe Basin's leading environmental organizations.

Partnering organizations include Great Basin Outdoor School, IVGID Waste Not, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Trout Unlimited, Western Environmental Testing Laboratory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Children's Environmental Science Day is a free community event for children ages 4 and up and their families, hosted by UC Davis scientists, staff and Lake Tahoe agencies and organizations.

Activities are designed to create an awareness of the unique ecology of Lake Tahoe and provide an opportunity for young and old alike to learn about science and the environment and have fun!

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Children's Environmental Science Day began in 1999 with Dr. Charles Goldman, founder of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

This event has been a highlight of the year for many children and parents and brings science knowledge about Lake Tahoe to the youth that will be protecting it in the future.

Historically it has been held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences facility in Incline Village, but this year we have decided to bring it to the beach where we can see the lake we love while learning. Join us for science activities, games, crafts, and demonstrations.

For more information contact Bree Lewis, Education Program Assistant, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, at 775-881-7560 or blewis@ucdavis.edu.

This article was provided by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Visit bit.ly/1oufLI5 to learn more.