- March 13-17, 2017: [Special Event] The 12th Annual North Lake Tahoe Science Expo (En Español). If you are a teacher interested in bringing your class to North Lake Tahoe Science Expo please fill out this survey request. Click here to volunteer.
- 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 (email@example.com or 530-543-2371 ext. 1454).
- April 5, 2017: [Special Event] The Public South Lake Tahoe Science Expo from 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m at the Lake Tahoe Community College.
- 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 1, 2017: [Tahoe Plant Workshop] Potatoes and Onion Phenology at the Tahoe City Field Station, time TBA.
- 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 15, 2017: [Tahoe Plant Workshop] Asparagus Phenology at the Tahoe City Field Station, time TBA.
- May 18, 2017: [Evening Lecture] What is Autism? What Causes Autism? Can Autism be Treated? from UC Davis Mind Institute featuring David Amaral Ph.D. Distinguished Professor from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Autism currently affects an alarming 1 to 2 percent of children (one in 68) in the United States. It is a complicated, behaviorally defined disorder that impairs social interaction and communication, causes repetitive behaviors, and restricts interests; it also has many associated features such as anxiety, digestive disorders, and epilepsy. Come gain an overview of how the description of autism has changed since it was first described in 1943. 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!
- 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.
- June 27, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Tracking Studies of Sharks, Sturgeon, and Trout, with Dr. Pete Klimley from the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis.
- July 2017: [Evening Lecture] State of the Lake Report with Dr. Geoff Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Date to be determined.
- 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.
Note: All events are held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building in Incline Village unless otherwise indicated.
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