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Date: May 2, 2017

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior


For Immediate Release: May 3, 2017
Release No.: 2017-19
Contact: 702-293-8691


BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area May 5-31

Exhibit: Two Deserts, One Sky; Student Collaboration between Rajasthan, India, and Southern Nevada, May 5-31
An innovative photographic mural will be on display throughout the month at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. The exhibit was developed to connect students, ages 8-12, in the Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada with their peers in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India, in an effort to promote global environmental education through fine art, photography and science. Guided by artist and wildlife biologist Sharon K. Schafer, students on both continents experienced project-based learning on a global scale and documented the natural history of their region. The project is dedicated to fostering an understanding between cultures of our shared responsibilities to our fragile planet. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Program: Coyotes: What You Should Know, May 5
Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater at 4:30 p.m. May 5 to learn more about the wily and opportunistic coyote. Find out why people should observe coyotes from a distance during their visit to the park. For more information, call 702-293-8990.                            

Las Vegas Science & Technology EXPO, May 6
Join the Southern Nevada Public Lands partners for the Las Vegas Science & Technology EXPO May 6 at Cashman Center. Learn about science projects that are conducted on the public lands that surround Las Vegas. Kids will have the chance to handle science equipment and learn about careers in science. For more information about the day-long event, visit the website www.scifest.vegas.

Ranger Chat: Water Safety and You, May 7 and 14
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 7 and 14 to learn about the variety of ways to stay safe this summer. Rangers will demonstrate life jacket usage and share tips to enhance awareness of how to protect yourself while recreating on the lake. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: Tule Springs: Ice Age Fossils Revealed, May 13
Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 13 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.

Wings and Wildlife Festival, May 13
Join rangers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 in Laughlin, Nevada, for the annual Wings and Wildlife Festival. There will be activities at Pyramid Canyon Park and Trails, located along the Colorado River. Participants can engage in birdhouse painting, a wildlife treasure hunt, kite flying, bird watching and horse activities. Rangers will offer a family-friendly "Birding 101" activity at the park service table. There will be a ranger-led guided walk at 11 a.m. along the river, talking about the history of Davis Dam. For more information, call 702-293-8970.

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day, May 19
Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is an opportunity to remind people about the importance of wearing a life jacket while swimming or boating. You can participate by wearing a life jacket in your office. Snap a picture and share it on social media channel using #RSWI2017.

Wear It Day / Póntelo a Chaleco, May 20
Join rangers for a free, family- friendly event to celebrate the National Ready Set Wear It Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area. There will be water safety activities, booths with information in English and Spanish and free life jackets while supplies last. There will also be vehicle and vessel displays and special appearances by characters Smokey Bear and Duckie. This event is part of a worldwide attempt to set a world record for most life jackets worn in one day. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and join in the festivities. For more information, call 702-293-8691.

Ranger Program: Wear It Day on Lake Mohave, May 20
Join rangers at Katherine Landing to celebrate Ready, Set, Wear It Day from 2-4 p.m. May 20. Visitors will learn about water safety and how to properly wear a life jacket. This event is part of a worldwide attempt to set a world record for most life jackets worn in one day.  For more information, call 702-293-8970.

Ranger Program: Night Sky Explorers, May 20
Join park rangers and NASA Solar System Ambassador Kevin Koski from 8-9 p.m. May 20 at the Katherine Landing picnic area to explore the night sky. Telescopes will be available to view Jupiter, the Hercules constellation, the Ring Nebula, the Dumbbell nebula and the M13 globular cluster. Junior Ranger Night Sky Explorer books and badges will be available. For more information and directions, call 702-293-8970.


Last updated: May 2, 2017

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