June Events at Lake Mead Rec Area

BatHere’s a handy list of events that are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area throughout the month of June (2015) for ya!

June 6th: Sunset Program – Evening Bat Hike

Join a ranger for a walk along the Historical Railroad Trail to explore bat myths and explain how bats benefit us. An added bonus will be watching the sun set over the lake. Please remember to bring a flashlight. Call 702-293-8990 for more information and to make a reservation.

June 6th & 7th: Ranger Chat – Lake Mead Rock/Geology 101

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 6 and 7 to learn how the landscape of the recreation area has changed over millions of years from tropical shallow seas to fiery volcanoes. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

June 13th: Sunset Program – Sunset Yoga

Join a ranger at Rocky Point Overlook for sunset yoga. Connect with nature and view Lake Mead while doing yoga poses and light stretching. For practitioners at all levels, the flow will include an opening sequence dedicated to loosening muscles and warming up the body, followed by a series of balancing poses to increase strength and ending with a restorative and meditative session to bring body and nature elements together. Please bring a mat. Call 702-293-8990 for more information and to make a reservation.

June 13th & 14th: Ranger Chat – Park Invaders / Non-Native Species

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 13 and 14 to learn about the story of the non-native species that have invaded the recreation area and what scientists are doing to protect Lake Mead NRA and keep these species from overwhelming the park. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

Peregrine Falcon

June 20th & 21st: Ranger Chat – Endangered Species

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 20 and 21 to learn about endangered species in the Mojave Desert. Learn about animals and plants such as the Peregrine Falcon and the Las Vegas Bearpoppy. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

June 20th: Ranger Chat – Night Sky Constellation Tour

Join the Lake Mead Institute at the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 8:30 p.m. June 20 to learn about the stars and some of the stories behind the stars. A sliver of moon will be visible, making it the perfect time to view Lake Mead’s dark night skies through telescopes. At 9 p.m., staff will start the star gazing at the Las Vegas Bay Amphitheater, where people will be able to view deep space through telescopes. Call 702-293-8990 for more information and to make a reservation.

June 27th & 28th: Ranger Chat: The Mojave Desert – A Magical Land

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 27 and 28 to learn about the plants that call this vibrant desert home. From the vibrant creosote bush and impressive Joshua tree, to the smallest beavertail cactus, life is abundant and thriving in what many think is a barren landscape. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

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