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Date: March 26, 2009
Contact: Andrew Muñoz, 702-293-8691

For Immediate Release: Mar. 26, 2009

Release No.: 2009-10

Contact: Andrew Muñoz, 702-293-8691


LAS VEGAS - Students from Bailey Middle School in Las Vegas will be producing short films about their experiences at Lake Mead. The films will be used for National Park Service youth outreach efforts. Twenty-two students will be in the park on April 1.

"We'll use these films in the classroom and on the internet to pique youth interest in getting outside and visiting national, state, and local parks," said Andrew Muñoz, spokesman for Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The funds for this project were made available for outreach projects that coincide with the release of Ken Burns' new film, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," that will air this fall on PBS. Students from Bailey Middle School are featured in an "Untold Stories" segment of the film.

The three to five minute short films will debut at a film festival at Dr. William H. (Bob) Bailey Middle School the evening of May 27.

This digial story telling project is a partnership between Clark County School District and the National Park Service; and is funded in part by grants from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of the Evelyn and Walter Hass Jr. Fund and the Western National Parks Association.

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Did You Know?

Hoover Dam In Take Towers

Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.