UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA JUNE 23-AUG 3

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Date: June 23, 2017

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2017
Release No.: 2017-32
Contact: 702-293-8691

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA JUNE 23-AUG 3
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting the following events June 23-Aug. 3 to help people celebrate.
 
Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun-A Child’s Nature Perspective, June 23 and June 26
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 23 and 26 and discover a variety of ways children can learn about Lake Mead National Recreation Area and get in touch with nature. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
 
Ranger Program: Coyotes: What You Should Know, June 24
Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater at 4 p.m. June 24 to learn more about the wily and opportunistic coyote. Find out why people should observe coyotes from a distance during a visit to the park. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
           
Ranger Program: Night Skies Viewing, June 24
Join rangers for a star party at Katherine Landing picnic area from 8:30-10 p.m. June 24. At 8:30 p.m., rangers will lead a Planet Walk through a scale model of the solar system on a path through the picnic area. At 9 p.m., rangers will lead telescope viewing of Saturn, Jupiter and other deep space objects. For more information, call 702-293-8970.
 
Ranger Program: Story Time with a Ranger, June 29
Join a ranger at the Boulder City Library in Boulder City, Nevada, from 10-11 a.m. June 29 and learn about the Mojave Desert and the animals that live there. This will include desert-themed storytelling and animal show-and-tell. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
 
Ranger Chat: Water Safety and You, July 1-2
Join a ranger at the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 and 1 p.m. July 1 and 2 to learn how to be safe this summer at Lake Mead National Recreation Area while wearing a life jacket. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
           
Boulder City 4th of July Damboree Parade, July 4
The National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and Reclamation Employee’s Association are marching alongside dozens of Lake Mead National Recreation Area volunteers to recognize them as the stars of public lands during the annual Boulder City Damboree Celebration at 9 a.m. July 4. This year’s parade celebrates volunteers as the “foundation of community.” In 2016, more than 7,000 people volunteered 150,000 hours to support the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership. Their volunteer time, valued at around $3.6 million, demonstrates that volunteers make an immeasurable contribution protect resources and help visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience on public lands. The parade begins at Colorado Street and travels down Nevada Way to 5th Street to Broadbent Memorial Park at Avenue B and 6th Street. The park headquarters will be open during the parade at 601 Nevada Way.

Ranger Program: History of St. Thomas, July 5
Join a ranger at 4 p.m. July 5 at Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada, for the library program “Mission: Destroy the City.” The program will include science activities and insight into how various cities around the United States were destroyed by natural and man-made disasters. A park ranger will share how the small farming community of St. Thomas was flooded in the 1930s. For more information, call 702-492-7252.
 
Ranger Hike: Moonlight Hike, July 8
The Mojave Desert comes alive at night. Join a ranger at 7:30 p.m. July 8 for a night hike along the Historic Railroad Trail. Enjoy a moonlit night while learning how nocturnal animals such as the Mexican free-tailed bat benefit from the darkness. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
           
Ranger Chat: Public Lands - Treasures of Southern Nevada, July 8-9
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 8 and 9 to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
 
Ranger Chat: Tule Springs: Ice Age Fossils Revealed, July 12
Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 12 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn more about Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. This unique paleontological resource was once a wetland where Ice Age animals such as the Colombian mammoth, ground sloth, camel, North American lion and the Saber-toothed cat roamed. Replicas of some of these animals will be on display. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
 
Ranger Program: Story Time with a Ranger, July 13
Join a ranger from 1-2 p.m. July 13 at Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada, to learn about the Mojave Desert and the animals that live there. This will include desert-themed storytelling and animal show-and-tell. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
                                               
Latino Conservation Week, Find Your Roots July 15-23
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a Latino Conservation Week “Find Your Roots” event July 15. The day will begin with a short hike in the Cactus Garden near the Visitor Center followed by seed cleaning and plant transplanting in the park’s air-conditioned nursery. Participants will be able to learn about native desert plants and the importance of conserving nature through a hands-on approach alongside their peers and the National Park Service staff serving as experts in the environmental science field. The event is one of many happening nationwide from July 15 to 23 to create opportunities for Latinos to express their passion for the outdoors. For groups interested in participating, contact diana_tapia@partner.nps.gov.
 
Ranger Chat: World Listening Day, July 18
Join a natural sounds ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 18 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center 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.
           
Ranger Chat: Tule Springs: Ice Age Fossils Revealed, July 20
Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 20 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn more about Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. This unique paleontological resource was once a wetland where Ice Age animals such as the Colombian mammoth, ground sloth, camel, North American lion and the Saber-toothed cat roamed. Replicas of some of these animals will be on display. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
           
Ranger Program: Nocturnal Detectives, July 22
Join a ranger from 11 a.m. to noon July 22 at the Searchlight Library to discover the nocturnal animals of the Mojave Desert. Children will learn how to use their senses to learn about the mysteries of how animals survive. For ages 5-11. For more information, call 702-293-8970.
 
Ranger Program: Camping 101, July 25
Join a ranger from 4-5 p.m. July 25 at the Laughlin Library to learn how to use essential camping gear, including advice and tips to get the most out of each camping experience. For more information, call 702-293-8970.
 
Ranger Program: Cottonwood Cove Campground, July 29
Join a ranger from 7-8 p.m. July 29 at the Cottonwood Cove Campground on Lake Mohave to learn about the animals and plants that call the Mojave Desert home. 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 World Ranger Day and 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 become Lake Mead Junior Rangers, and they can earn a badge for underwater explorer, paleontology, historic preservation and the night sky. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
 
Ranger Program: Camping 101, July 31
Join a ranger from 6-7:30 p.m. July 31 at Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada, to learn how to use essential camping gear, including advice and tips to get the most out of each camping experience. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
 
Ranger Chat: Tule Springs: Ice Age Fossils Revealed, Aug 3
Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn more about Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. This unique paleontological resource was once a wetland where Ice Age animals such as the Colombian mammoth, ground sloth, camel, North American lion and the Saber-toothed cat roamed. Replicas of some of these animals will be on display. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
 
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