Calling all volunteers, help TERC with the South Lake Science Expo from April 3-4, no science experience necessary!
Thank you to all the amazing NLT Science Expo volunteers!
An extreme January brings an estimated 23 feet of snow into the Tahoe Basin raising the lake level to over two feet above the natural rim.
UC Davis’ Lake Tahoe research boat gets a facelift.
TERC Assistant Professor Alex Forrest teaches Northern Nevada teachers about computer programming, 3-D modeling, aerial drone technology and underwater vehicle operation.
In order to better understand the biology of the past TERC Researchers request your historical photos.
According to UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center Scientists, Lake Tahoe experienced a year like no other in 2015. Click here to read more about it in the annual Tahoe: State of the Lake Report, released today.
NEWS RELEASE: 2015 Clarity data. TERC continues to measure Lake Tahoe's clarity with a Secchi disk to maintain a historical record of change.
Thanks you volunteers for making the 11th annual NLT Science Expo and the first ever SLT Science Expo possible.
Young visitors were treated to scientists photo ops at TERC's annual Children's Environmental Science Day
You can be part of the Science to Save the Lake by downloading TERC's Citizen Science Tahoe App and adding observations to be shared with scientists to better understand conditions around the lake
Young visitors in the Tahoe Science Center's 3D theater dive into Lake Tahoe without getting wet
TERC research diver takes a closer look at the invasive Curly Pondweed growing in the Tahoe Keys
Footage of Kokanee salmon captured underwater using special 3D technology to be featured in TERC's newest 3D visualization 'Let's go Jump in a Lake'
TERC researchers Shohei Watanabe and Katie Webb prep a Van Dorn Sampler in order to collect water samples at specific depths
An autonomous, underwater glider to measure temperature, light, algae, and dissolved oxygen while traveling back and forth between the West shore and the East Shore
UC Davis Graduate Student Derek Roberts tests nearshore water monitoring equipment to ensure data with transmit properly
By analyzing the amount of nutrients in water from different depths, TERC chemists are able to measure nature and human induced changes in the lake
Launching these drifters afloat allows TERC scientists to model Lake Tahoe's internal system of rotating currents
Discover how the subtle phases of native plants are an indication of climate change at the Tahoe City Demonstration Garden
Science Education and Outreach
Through our education and outreach programs, the goal is to provide science-based information about the Lake Tahoe region in order to foster responsible action and stewardship. We provide engaging exhibits, interactive hands-on educational activities, and conduct effective outreach to draw student groups, residents, and visitors to our facilities. Our education programs inspire an interest in environmental sciences, stimulate curiosity, and motivate active conservation and preservation of fresh water resources.
UC Davis operates two science education facilities. Our main facility, the Tahoe Science Center funded by the Thomas J. Long Foundation in Incline Village, Nevada is open year-round and our smaller Eriksson Education Center (Tahoe City, CA) and demonstration garden is open during the summer season only. We also offer education and outreach programs geared towards: the general public, K-12 students, Teachers, Docents, and other special events.
The Tahoe Science Center will closed for the following holidays:
- Cesar Chavez Holiday (Friday, March 21, 2017)
- Memorial Day Holiday (Monday, May 29, 2017)
- Independence Day Holiday (Tuesday, July 4, 2017)
- Labor Day Holiday (Monday, September 4, 2017)