Water history of the Comstock tour at Spooner Backcountry

Former Backcountry Ranger, Cheryl Surface, leads this informative, delightful tour of the Spooner Backcountry. Cheryl brings history alive with stories about Red House, Hobart Reservoir, Marlette Lake, the Flume trail and the Marlette Water System. Space limited to 12 because participants will be driven to the historic sites, so sign up early by calling 775-749-5980. Bring lunch, water, a light...
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Washoe Lake State Park events in August

Take an evening walk along the sand dunes, view planets and stars through high-powered telescopes and learn the art of Dutch oven cooking! These events are free, except for the $7 per vehicle entrance fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. 8/10/14: Full Moon Walk Enjoy the sunset along this easy 1.5 mile walk to the sand dunes and beach of Washoe Lake. Discover why the winds in Washoe...
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Presentations at South Fork State Recreation Area in August

SPRING CREEK, NV – South Fork State Recreation Area will be hosting several free weekend presentations throughout August. These multi-agency presentations will include information on wildlife, stargazing and Dutch oven cooking. Seating is limited to a first come first serve basis and presentations may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Contact the park for additional information. 8/2/2014:...
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Scorpion walks at Echo Canyon State Park in August

Join a park ranger to learn about one of the most adaptive predatory arthropods, the scorpion. The presentation will conclude with a short walk to spot scorpions in their native habitat using UV flashlights. Please bring water, a regular flashlight and wear closed toed shoes. If you have your own UV flashlight, feel free it bring it. This event maybe canceled due to inclement weather. WHAT:...
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Stargazing at Spooner Lake State Park on Friday, July 25

Enjoy a laser-guided tour of starry wonders with professional stargazer and astronomy instructor, Gigi Giles. Delight in a unique and educational experience as you peer through the provided high powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars in the tranquil mountain air at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Learn various aspects of astronomy and space science. WHAT: Stargazing at Spooner Lake State...
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Story time in the park at Mormon Station State Historic Park

GENOA, NV. – Discover how reading is “magic” at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa. This family-fun program, presented by the Douglas County Public Library, will inspire a sense of wonder. Youth Services Librarian Kathy E. will retell the myth of “King Midas and the Golden Touch.” Children will be led in performing experiments like turning metal into “gold” and will receive...
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