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Grand Opening celebration at the Eriksson Education Center

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Activities begin from 1 to 4 p.m. with Childrenand#8217;s Environmental Science Day. Treat your child to a fun and educational afternoon of environmental science. More than 40 interactive science activities hosted by organizations around the region will be available for children ages 6 and up. There will be information provided by Lake Tahoe research scientists, a live animal presentation with Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and a living green seminar. Free ice cream from Susie Scoops will be provided throughout the day.

Continue in the festivities from 4 to 6 p.m. with the North Lake Tahoe Chamber mixer and open house. Complimentary food will be provided by Sawtooth Ridge Cafe. There will be a cash bar hosted by Incline Spirits and also live music with Dan Copeland.

The historical hatchery was built in the 1920s. The building was recently restored and is opening to the public for the first time since fish hatchery operations closed in 1956.

The center will be open Saturdays through Labor Day. Volunteer docents will provide free tours of the historic fish hatchery and demonstration gardens. Children of all ages can participate in new scientific exhibits and interactive games. Guests will learn about the historic hatchery and current research. Learn the answers to all your Lake Tahoe environmental and scientific questions.

The Eriksson Education Center is located just a half-mile from downtown Tahoe City at Highway 28 (North Tahoe Boulevard) and Lake Forest Road. Due to limited parking, guests are encouraged to walk or ride bikes down the paved bike path and follow the and#8220;fishand#8221; to the event. Free public transportation provided by the TART bus will also be available.

For more information, visit the Tahoe Environmental Research Center online at http://www.terc.ucdavis.edu.

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