Caves, Springs, Life and Their Common Bonds
Join Friends for our March Wild Speaker Series: Caves, Springs, Life and Their Common Bonds presented by Laura Rosales-Lagarde, PhD. Laura has completed extensive research into some of the most intriguing features you will find here in the American Southwest: caves and springs. During her presentation, Dr. Laura will detail several significant cave and spring sites located here in Nevada as well as sites in California and Mexico. Come learn about these geological formations and where you can go hot springs or cave hunting in southern Nevada.
Springs are formed naturally when groundwater is forced to rise to the surface. Most caves form by water dissolving limestone or when lava exits a volcano. What can make groundwater rise? Where may you find a lava tube or a cave? Geology can help us explain how springs and caves form and where. With understanding how temperature and humidity change in caves, we can determine what organisms adapt to those conditions and might be spotted while you are out exploring these unique geological features.
We will see you there!
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!
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Google Map and Directions