Things to do at Lake Mead in July

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Here’s a handy list of events that are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area throughout the rest of this month (July 2017)!

Ranger Hike: Moonlight Hike, July 8

The Mojave Desert comes alive at night. Join a ranger at 7:30 p.m. July 8 for a night hike along the Historic Railroad Trail. Enjoy a moonlit night while learning how nocturnal animals such as the Mexican free-tailed bat benefit from the darkness. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: Public Lands – Treasures of Southern Nevada, July 8-9

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 8 and 9 to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: Tule Springs: Ice Age Fossils Revealed, July 12

Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 12 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn more about Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. This unique paleontological resource was once a wetland where Ice Age animals such as the Colombian mammoth, ground sloth, camel, North American lion and the Saber-toothed cat roamed. Replicas of some of these animals will be on display. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

 

Latino Conservation Week, Find Your Roots July 15-23

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a Latino Conservation Week “Find Your Roots” event July 15. The day will begin with a short hike in the Cactus Garden near the Visitor Center followed by seed cleaning and plant transplanting in the park’s air-conditioned nursery. Participants will be able to learn about native desert plants and the importance of conserving nature through a hands-on approach alongside their peers and the National Park Service staff serving as experts in the environmental science field. The event is one of many happening nationwide from July 15 to 23 to create opportunities for Latinos to express their passion for the outdoors. For groups interested in participating, contact diana_tapia@partner.nps.gov.

Ranger Chat: World Listening Day, July 18

Join a natural sounds ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 18 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn how human-caused sound can impact nature’s soundscape in the recreation area. Natural quiet isn’t always quiet, and the subtle sounds of wildlife in the park contribute to the richness of the desert landscape. Hands-on activities and a listening kiosk with videos will be available throughout the day. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: Tule Springs: Ice Age Fossils Revealed, July 20

Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 20 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn more about Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. This unique paleontological resource was once a wetland where Ice Age animals such as the Colombian mammoth, ground sloth, camel, North American lion and the Saber-toothed cat roamed. Replicas of some of these animals will be on display. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

 

Ranger Program: Cottonwood Cove Campground, July 29

Join a ranger from 7-8 p.m. July 29 at the Cottonwood Cove Campground on Lake Mohave to learn about the animals and plants that call the Mojave Desert home.  For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: What Does a Park Ranger Do? July 31

Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 31 to celebrate World Ranger Day and the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. Learn what rangers do daily to keep the recreation area operating. Youth can become Lake Mead Junior Rangers, and they can earn a badge for underwater explorer, paleontology, historic preservation and the night sky. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

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