Wild Speaker Series


Preserving Our Dark Skies For Future Generations

Join Friends for our April Wild Speaker Series, "Preserving Our Dark Skies for Future Generations" online in a Zoom presentation. Ashley Pipkin, Biologist with the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division at Lake Mead NRA - National Park Service (NPS), will be our guest speaker. America's national parks contain captivating natural sounds and awe-inspiring night skies. The International Dark Sky Association has recognized Great Basin National Park as a Dark Sky Park and the Massacre Rim WSA as the 7th Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world in 2019! Join us to learn about why the night skies are so valuable and how they are studied and shared with the public. Ashley will talk about what the NPS does to inspire public appreciation of the value and character of star-filled skies. Find out what you can do to help us preserve the night sky resource for future generations. This will be an educational presentation for the whole family!

The Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division works to protect, maintain, and restore acoustical and dark night sky environments throughout the National Park System. The division uses science, engineering, and technology to understand and better manage these spectacular resources. By using innovative techniques to measure the impact of noise and light pollution, we have developed new approaches to safeguard natural sounds and natural darkness, and identified management solutions to restore these public resources.

Please register in advance for this meeting!


The Wild Speaker Series will go online during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safety of our staff and supporters. Please join us on Zoom for an online interactive experience. We will return to REI - Boca Park in the near future.

Wild Speaker Series - April 2021 - Ashley Pipkin

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You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Apr 1, 2021 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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General Information

Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park (online for now) 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.

Online until...😷 In their Community Room.

April 01, 2021 at 6:45pm - 8pm
Shi-Lynn Campbell · · 7025155417
Greg McKay Debey Grimes Tasha Rivera BriAnn Phillips Charity Rowsey Cindy van der Velde

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Greg McKay
Debey Grimes
Tasha Rivera
BriAnn Phillips
Charity Rowsey
Cindy van der Velde

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