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Become a docent for all things Lake Tahoe

Do you love Lake Tahoe and have an interest in learning more about the lake? Do you enjoy science, learning new information and sharing your knowledge?

Residents who would like to help people learn about the region’s environmental assets and challenges are needed to serve as volunteer docents at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village and the Eriksson Education Center in Tahoe City.

Docent training will take place June 17, 19 and 21. Attendance at all three training sessions is strongly recommended.

The three-day training will immerse you in all things Tahoe: History, geology, ecology and an introduction to the research being conducted at the lake.

A Docent Training Manual will help reinforce all your new knowledge. No science experience is necessary! All are welcome.

“Each year, we have thousands of children and adults touring our education centers, and we need informed, enthusiastic docents to help them get the most out of their visits,” said education director Heather Segale for the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC).

To RSVP for the training dates contact Kristen Reichardt at 775-881-7560, ext. 7474 or

For more information contact Alison Toy at 775-881-7560, ext. 7483 or


June 17, 2014: Lake Tahoe and the World Water Crisis, with Dr. Charles Goldman. Join renowned limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman for an entertaining public presentation about Lake Tahoe, climate change and global warming effects on lakes of the world. UC Davis research at Lake Tahoe began with Dr. Charles Goldman. In 1959, Dr. Goldman formed the Tahoe Research Group and began regularly monitoring Lake Tahoe.

Goldman successfully combined effective research and social action with his pioneering studies of lake eutrophication — the dense growth of algae caused by pollution from fertilizers and sediment.

More than 40 years of extensive investigations by Goldman provided clear evidence for eutrophication onset in Lake Tahoe.

Dr. Charles Goldman retired from UC Davis where he had been a professor since 1958. Dr. Goldman’s presentation follows the afternoon UC Davis Volunteer Docent Training session.

July 8: Girls RiseNET Workshop

July 17: Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck), with Alison Ledgerwood, UC Davis

Aug. 9: Children’s Environmental Science Day

Aug. 14: State of the Lake (Note change of date)

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