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Children’s Environmental Science Day to include interactive Lake Tahoe demonstrations

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comChildrenand#8217;s Environmental Science Day at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences will provide hands-on demonstrations to learn about Lake Tahoe.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Children are invited to spend the day with scientists Saturday, Aug. 13, learning about the unique ecology, function, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe.

The 12th annual Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free event sponsored by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC). Treat your child to a fun and educational afternoon of environmental science. More than 20 interactive science activities hosted by organizations around the region will be available for children ages 6 and up. The day will include exciting interactive science demonstrations by UC Davis scientists, local agency and nonprofit organization staff and AmeriCorps members. Hands-on activities are designed for the whole family.

Get up close and personal with fish and microscopic zooplankton from Lake Tahoe, learn about invasive species in the Tahoe Basin, test the water quality of a stream and observe mosquito fish eating their prey. This exciting event will bring together many community partners who are committed to protecting Lake Tahoe and its watershed.

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

Children’s Environmental Science Day will be held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the Sierra Nevada College campus, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev., just off Highway 28.

For more information visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu or call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.

To volunteer or become a partnering organization for Children’s Environmental Science Day, please e-mail Leanne Burns at lkburns@ucdavis.edu or call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.

– Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com