UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA JULY 1 – 31

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Date: June 29, 2016

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: June29, 2016
Release No.: 2016-33
Contact: 702-293-8691

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA JULY 1 –31

BOULDER CITY, Nevada. –The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area July 1-31

Boulder City Library Program: Water Safety and You, July 1

Join a ranger from 1-2 p.m. July 1 at the Boulder City Library to learn how to be safe this summer at Lake Mead National Recreation Area while wearing your life jacket. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat:The Mojave Desert:A Magical Land, July 2

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 2 to learn about this vibrant desert home. From the desert bighorn sheep found in the rugged mountains to the smallest beavertail cactus, life is abundant and thriving in what many think is a barren landscape. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Boulder City 4th of July Parade, July 4

Join rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area July 4 as they team up to parade through Boulder City, Nevada, during the annual Damboree Celebration. Come out to view law enforcement vehicles and vessels. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area headquarters will also be open during the parade at 601 Nevada Way in Boulder City.

Ham Radio Program, July 5

The Amateur Radio Relay League is hosting a National Parks on the Air event at the Lake Mead Visitor Center July 5 to help celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service. Join ham operator Bob Murray from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as he shares his knowledge of ham radio use and demonstrates how ham operators "talk" while traveling across the United States, using this method of communication. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: Public Lands - Treasures of Southern Nevada, July 9

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 9 to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley.For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Laughlin Library Program: Find Your Park, July 11

Join a ranger at the Laughlin Library from 2- 3 p.m. July 11. Park rangers from Lake Mohave will have a variety of Junior Ranger activities for children. Those who participate will receive a special Centennial Junior Ranger badge and will be sworn in as official junior rangers. For more information, call 702-280-4445.

Ranger Hike: Birding for Fun, July 17

Join rangers July 17 for an early morning hike along the shoreline where the wetlands meet the lake. Learn why birds migrate, what their nesting habits are, and why they stop at Lake Mead during their worldwide journey. Don't forget to bring binoculars. For more information and to register, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: World Listening Day, July 18

Join a natural sounds ranger at the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 18 to learn how human-caused sound can impact nature's soundscape in the recreation area. Natural quiet isn't always quiet and the subtle sounds of wildlife in the park contribute to the richness of the desert landscape. Hands-on activities and a listening kiosk with videos will be available throughout the day. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Laughlin Library Program: Aquatic Invasive Species, July 18

Join a ranger at the Laughlin Library from 2-3 p.m. July 18 to learn about the harmful impact of the spread of aquatic invasive species and what boaters can do to prevent their continued spread. For more information, call 702-755-2353.

Boulder City Library Program: Story Time with a Ranger, July 19

Join a ranger from10-11 a.m. July 19 at the Boulder City Library and learn about the Mojave Desert and the animals that live there. Songs and arts and crafts will also be available. For more information call, 702-293-8990.

Laughlin Library Program: Night Sky Explorers: Starry Skies and Night Animals, July 19

Join a ranger at the Laughlin Library from 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 19 to learn about the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower in August, common constellations in the summer sky and animals that can be seen at night. Participating children will receive a Junior Ranger Night Sky explorer badge. For more information, call 702-280-4445.

Ranger Hike: Animals of the Night, July 22

The Mojave Desert comes alive at night. Join a ranger July 22 for a night hike along the Bluffs Trail at Las Vegas Bay. Enjoy the beauty of a moonlit night while learning how nocturnal animals benefit from the darkness. Don't forget a flashlight. For more information and to make a reservation, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: Nature is Listening, July 23

Join a natural sounds ranger at the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 23 to hear the sounds of nature in the Lake Mead Discovery Exhibit Center. Contrast the richness of natural quiet necessary to the wildlife in the park to the human impacts created by vehicles and how responsible riding can reduce this added noise tremendously. Hands-on activities and a listening kiosk with videos will be available throughout the day.For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Boulder City Library Program: Story Time with a Ranger, July 27

Join a ranger from 10-11 a.m. July 27 at the Boulder City Library and share a favorite story about the Mojave Desert . Songs and fun crafts will also be available. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

World Ranger Day Celebration, July 29

Join Lake Mead rangers at Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 to celebrate the efforts of rangers in Southern Nevada. Rangers will help guests discover the unique things they do as part of their jobs. For more information, call 702-515-5367.

Boulder City Library Program: Wildlife at Lake Mead, July 29

Join a ranger from1-2 p.m. July 29 at the Boulder City Library to learn about the wildlife that call Lake Mead National Recreation home.Sing along with a ranger, and have fun with arts and crafts. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: What does a Park Ranger do?, July 31

Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 31 to celebrate the work rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures. Learn what rangers do daily to keep the recreation area operating. Youth can even become Lake Mead Junior Rangers by completing booklets about the park. They can earn junior ranger badges for underwater explorer, paleontology, historic preservation and the night sky. Special National Park Service Centennial badges are also available to celebrate the service's 100th anniversary. Western National Parks Association will offer a discount throughout the weekend on Junior Ranger items. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

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Last updated: June 29, 2016

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