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Tahoe Children’s Environmental Science Day set for Aug. 10

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Children are invited to spend the day with scientists on Saturday, Aug. 10, learning about the unique ecology, function, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe.

The 14th annual Children’s Environmental Science Day will be held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

It’s a free event sponsored by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

More than 40 interactive science activities hosted by organizations around the region will be available for children ages six and up.

The day will include exciting interactive science demonstrations by UC Davis scientists, local agency and nonprofit organization staff, and AmeriCorps members.

Visitors will get up close and personal with fish and microscopic zooplankton from Lake Tahoe, learn about native species in the Tahoe Basin, and test the water quality of a stream, along with many other science-based games and activities.

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

For information, visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu or call 775-881-7560. To volunteer or participate, email Hannah Leigh at hkleigh@ucdavis.edu or call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.

This year’s participating agencies and organizations include: Great Basin Outdoor School, Incline Village General Improvement District, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, League to Save Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District, Project MANA, Resource Concepts Incorporated, Sierra Nevada College, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, SNAP AmeriCorps, Space Science for Schools, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, Tahoe Maritime Museum, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Carson Ranger District, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Umpqua Bank, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the University of Nevada, Reno.

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