Wild Speaker Series

Geological and Biological Evolution of the Mojave Desert

Join Friends for our November Wild Speaker Series, Geological and Biological Evolution of the Mojave Desert, at REI Boca Park. Dr. Steve Rowland, professor emeritus of Geology at UNLV, will summarize current views about how and when the Mojave Desert formed, how it has changed over time, and which species of plants and animals have been most useful in reconstructing this history. Thousands of years ago, woolly mammoths roamed the Las Vegas valley. Where can we find evidence of this lost world? What are environmentalists doing to preserve this history through stories and research? Find out more from Dr. Rowland at our November event. This will be an educational and fun experience that will detail the history of the Mojave Desert!

Steve Rowland is an emeritus professor of geology at UNLV. His PhD is from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Rowland is a paleontologist with broad interests in various fossil groups and the geological and biological evolution of southwestern North America. His ongoing research projects include (1) the paleoecology of Columbian mammoths in Nevada and California, and (2) fossil trackways of dinosaurs and other animals in Red Rock Canyon Valley of Fire, and Gold Butte. He is currently editing a book on the natural history of Death Valley and the Mojave Desert.

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Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.

Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!


November 07, 2019 at 6:45pm - 8pm
REI - Boca Park
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
United States
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