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Nevada Naturalist 2016 Lecture Series begins

Posted 2/2/2016

Scott Abella

Scott Abella, Ph.D. Photo courtesy of Scott Abella.

First topic: Conserving America’s National Parks

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Naturalist program presents Conserving America’s National Parks as the first in the 2016 Lecture Series on February 29. The hour-long presentation is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m.

Join Scott Abella, as he shares stories of active conservation projects across the national park system, including many local parks such as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Abella authored the book, Conserving America’s National Parks 1916-2016, celebrating 100 years of conservation, commitment and care. There will be a book signing immediately following the lecture.

Abella is an Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology, School of Life Sciences, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His work is designed to advance a foundation of ecological knowledge that has clear implications for natural resource conservation. Abella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management (Chemistry minor), a Master’s of Science in Forest Resources (Experimental Statistics minor), and a Ph.D. in Forest Science (Restoration Ecology emphasis).

The 2016 Lecture Series will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, email or call Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906.

Nevada Naturalist, a 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.

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