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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“Once Upon a Trail” series at Lahontan State Recreation on the 2nd and 4th Saturday in June, July, & August

Using beloved children’s books, this series will inspire an appreciation for nature through literature, nature walks, activities and crafts. The series will be held the second and fourth Saturday this summer. The cost for this program is free and park admission fees will be waived for those participating. Sturdy footwear, water, and sunscreen are recommended for nature hike activities. The...
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Saturday events at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

Join park rangers at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort for Saturday events through the month of May. All programs are open to the general public and all ages are welcome. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and East Washington Avenue. May 3: Native American Crafts Explore how the Paiute Indians lived in Las Vegas while weaving a...
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Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes

The Nevada Division of State Parks (NDSP) will sponsor free, guided hikes in 10 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family. “We are excited to host First Day Hikes as part of this national effort to get people outdoors...
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First Day Hike at Big Bend Recreation Area

Celebrate the New Year with park rangers on a nature hike through Big Bend State Recreation Area. This free event is sponsored by the National Association of State Park Directors. The easy two mile hike will follow the Swift Water Trail to the beaver lodge in the wetlands. Young hikers can work on their Junior Ranger Badge. Park entrance fees are waived for hike participants. WHAT: First Day...
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