University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites residents to attend the first-ever Nevada Naturalist Statewide Conference being held at the Clark County Wetlands Park. The conference is scheduled from September 18 to September 20.
The event is being held at the new Wetlands Park Nature Center located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, Nev. and includes various breakout sessions and workshops highlighting Nevada’s 150 year cultural and environmental history.
Mark Hall-Patton, Museums Administrator for Clark County Museum System and a “Rock-Star Museum Curator” of the History Channel Show, "Pawn Stars," will be a featured speaker discussing “Nevada’s Sesquicentennial: But Not Ours!"
Keynote speaker, Dr. Scott Abella, Director and Ecologist of the Natural Resources Conservation LLC, will present a 30-year assessment of climate change and vegetation shifts in Lake Mead National Recreation Area and changes to vegetation and soil associated with continued recession of Lake Mead.
Breakout sessions will be presented by notable historians and speakers from around the state. Topics include: "Mustangs: Symbol of the Wild West"; key conservation successes and projects of the Nature Conservancy in Nevada; hiking with your ears; tackling tough issues through a facilitated dialogue; Best Practices for Environmental Education Mini Workshop: Cultural Resources in Nevada; Nevada Tribes: Native Plant Uses in Basketry; and more.
In addition, there will be morning yoga, a silent auction, a night hike and a chance to chat with volunteer coordinators from various local agencies.
Full conference registration is $150.00.
Learn more here: http://www.unce.unr.edu/news/article.asp?ID=1973
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