Do you love the outdoors? Enjoy exploring the natural world in southern Nevada? Like learning about native plants and animals? Wonder how you can volunteer and participate in conservation projects locally?

Then, the Nevada Naturalist program is for you!

Drop by the Lifelong Learning Center on Saturday, March 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and chat with current Nevada Naturalists, meet instructors, see interesting and educational project presentations, participate in activities, learn about exciting volunteer opportunities, tour the Outdoor Education Center and more.

Nevada Naturalist, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program, focuses on giving a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching and participating in conservation projects and issues. The program will also give participants the skills and confidence necessary to make a difference for environmental stewardship and conservation in southern Nevada.

The Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information on the open house or the Nevada Naturalist program, email or call Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906.

MyPlate.Gov LogoNational Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

The theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward“, which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices, can add up over time.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest starting with small changes in order to make healthier lasting changes you can enjoy.

Throughout the month, tips, recipes and videos will be posted!