Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:
  • April 19, 2018: [Special Event] The Last Straw. Do one thing this Earth Day and commit to being straw free. Join local students and become part of a regional and global movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our landfills, streams, oceans, and beaches. Students will host educational tables during happy hour from 5:30 – 6 p.m., present on local programs to reduce single use plastic waste, and host screenings of the short films “Straws” and “Everything Connects.
  • April 26, 2018: [Spring Lecture Series] The Psychology of Humor with Dr. Kim Bateman, Sierra College. From Mockery (the Darwin Awards) to Sarcasm (National Sarcasm Society- like we need your support), comedy can be viewed as a diagnostic tool for the investigation of enduring questions about the human condition. A $5 suggested donation is collected at the entrance, no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Register here!
  • May 14, 2018: [High Elevation Gardening Series] The first of this series kicks off with the much loved starchy potato. Potatoes were one of the few vegetables known to be grown at Lake Tahoe during pioneer times. Native to the Andes, it is well-suited to our climate. All participants will receive starter potato plants, learn how to grow them, and figure out the varietal that works best in their own garden. Door open at 5:00 p.m. at the Tahoe City Field Station. Presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. $5 donation collected at the door. Registration recommended.
  • May 17, 2018: [Spring Lecture Series] Managing Forests for Fire and Drought with Malcom North, forest ecologist with the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station. A $5 suggested donation is collected at the entrance, no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. 
  • May 21, 2018: [High Elevation Gardening Series] The onion, a vegetable you love so much it makes you cry. The varietal selections are a continuation of our three season effort to identify Alliums suitable for the Tahoe/Truckee area. All participants receive starter plants, learn different ways to grow them and what specific varieties work at their home. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the Tahoe City Field Station. Presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. $5 donation collected at the door. Registration recommended.
  • June 1, 2018: [High Elevation Gardening Series] Prickly, wild gooseberries are native to the Tahoe Basin, but can we grow a domesticated version for use in the kitchen. Learn more about growing gooseberries and it's relative the raspberry at the Tahoe City Field Station. All participants receive starter plants, learn how to use them and grow them. Doors are at 5:00 p.m. Presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. $5 donation collected at the door. Registration recommended.
  • June 4, 2018: [High Elevation Gardening Series] The plants that keep on giving! Enjoy farm to table kale and lettuce all summer long as you learn how to keep them trim and happy while keeping your body fed and happy. All participants receive starter plants, learn how to maintain, and how to grow them at the Tahoe City Field Station. Doors are at 5:00 p.m. Presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. $5 donation collected at the door. Registration recommended.
  • June 11, 2018: [High Elevation Gardening Series] The known problem child of all Tahoe Gardens. After 3 seasons of studies these varieties were selected specifically for the Tahoe region. Grow your own crop of tasty tomatoes this summer. All participants receive starter plants and learn different ways to grow and maintain them at the Tahoe City Field Station. Doors are at 5:00 p.m. Presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. $5 donation collected at the door. Registration recommended.
  • June 14, 2018: [Summer Lecture Series] Little Known Stories from Tahoe's Past, with Bill Morgan. His unique positions as Forest Supervisor of the Lake Tahoe Management Unit for USFS and the Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning agency between 1965 to 1989 gives him firsthand knowledge of turbulent times in Tahoe's history. Hear about some of these fascinating episodes, in particular ones that led to the spirit of cooperation on environmental matters that Tahoe is known for today. $5 suggested donation is collected at the entrance, no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration link coming soon.
  • July 26, 2018: [Summer Lecture Series] UC Davis TERC Director Geoffrey Schladow presents the 2018 State of the Lake Report

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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