Join Friends for our November Wild Speaker Series, “The Amazing Geology of Frenchman Mountain and Rainbow Gardens - And Why We Should Protect It”, online in a Zoom presentation. Dr. Steve Rowland, professor emeritus of Geology at UNLV, is back with a new informative presentation for us. Dr. Rowland will explain the amazing geological makeup of Frenchman Mountain and the Rainbow Gardens. Located on the eastern edge of North Las Vegas, Frechman Mountain is a local favorite to hike and catch views of the Las Vegas Valley down below. Attendees will also learn about what is being done to protect this area and how you can help Frenchman Mountain and Rainbow Gardens gain increased protections. This will be an informative chat for the whole family.
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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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 when their stores open in the near future.
Wild Speaker Series - August 2020 - Dr. Steve Rowland
Time: Aug 6, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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.
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
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