Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:
  • March 15, 2017: [Special Event] The North Lake Tahoe Public Science Expo from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Come early or stay late for the CHALLENGER PLANETARIUM SHOW “Habitat Earth” playing at 3:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. If you are planning to come to the public event AND would like to see the Nevada Challenger Center's planetarium show click on one of the time slots above and reserve your spot today!
  • April 3-7, 2017: [Special Event] The 2nd Annual South Lake Tahoe Science Expo (En Español) at the Lake Tahoe Community College. To sign-up your class please contact Beth Quandt ( or 530-543-2371 ext. 1454).
  • April 6, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Recovering the Endangered Mountain Yellow-legged Frog in the Sierra Nevada, with Dr. Roland Knapp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory University of California, Santa Barbara. Imagine a world with no frogs. No longer would you hear frog melodies in the evening, algae would flourish, and entire ecosystems could change dramatically. This is a possibility in the Sierra Nevada because 90 percent of the Mountain yellow-legged frogs have been disappearing due to an amphibian pathogen and loss of habitat from fish introductions in our lakes. An ambitious and promising effort is underway to recover these frogs, and this approach may be applied to conserving other threatened amphibians globally. No-host happy hour at 5:30 and public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV. Register for this event here!
  • April 20, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Global Climate Change: How much can we rely on the natural world to fix out problem? Humans produce carbon pollution. It's no secret. When we drive our cars, heat and light our homes, grow our food... we emit CO2. All around the world, habitats called carbon sinks have absorbed approximately 25% of this carbon pollution reducing the risk of global warming impacts without imposing a monetary cost on society. Come join Dr. Ben Houlton director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis amd learn about the current state of these carbon sinks, their vulnerability to future changes, and how global climate policies are susceptible to the sustainability of natural carbon dioxide uptake. No-host happy hour at 5:30 and public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV. 
  • May 8, 2017: [Tahoe Plant Workshop] Strawberry Phenology - Join Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners and UC Davis TERC for a discussion and presentation on the cultivation techniques and plant attributes of various strawberries as we learn which varieties grow best in our unique region. Willing participants take home free strawberry plants, grow fresh strawberries and be part of this interesting study. Start time TBA and will be held at the Tahoe City Field Station.
  • May 22, 2017: [Tahoe Plant Workshop] Tastier Tomato Phenology - In cooler climates tomatoes typically are grown in greenhouses. The Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners and UC Davis TERC are more interested in the hardier species of tomatoes that can handle the climate of Tahoe. Come to the Tahoe City Hatchery to learn more about growing this beloved fruit and take some plants home to try growing them yourselves. Start time TBA and will be held at the Tahoe City Field Station.
  • August 24, 2017: [Evening Lecture] The History of Protecting Lake Tahoe with Bill Morgan.
  • September 21, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Stinging Things in the Sierra, with Dr. Lynn Kimsey, Professor of Entomology, Director of the Center for Biosystematics, and Director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This talk will be an overview of yellowjacket diversity and biology, with a discussion of pest species and how to distinguish them from other wasps. In addition, the effect and treatment of stings and how to prevent or treat outbreaks.
  • October 12, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Forest Health and Tree Mortality with Dr. Patricia Maloney, Associate Director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

Archive of events at TERC

Note: All events are held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building in Incline Village unless otherwise indicated.

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