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Nevada Naturalist Announces Open House Event

Posted 2/25/2013

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 9 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and chat with current Nevada Naturalists, meet instructors, see project presentations, participate in activities, learn about exciting volunteer opportunities 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 Nevada Naturalist program offers two semesters of instruction. Topics include: ecology, regional plants and animals, invasive species, geology and soils, environmental laws, taxonomy, biological diversity, and more. Classes are held in the spring and fall in a variety of settings including classrooms, museums and in the field. You will be able to register for the upcoming spring session at the open house. Additionally, students complete a project intended to increase their capacity and knowledge about specific issues that interest them. Participants receive a certificate following the completion of the course and their projects.

The Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123. 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 Denise Parsons or call 702-948-5906.

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