The Natural History of Tule Springs
Join Friends for our June Wild Speaker Series: "The Natural History of Tule Springs" on a Zoom call! We will be joined by Park Guide Lauren Parry on a journey through time about one of Nevada's national monuments.
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It takes a lot of work and dedication to make a new National Park Service unit...now what? Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument was designated after many years of community support and collaboration in December 2014. Located along the upper Las Vegas Wash, Tule Springs Fossil Beds protects natural and cultural resources right at the urban interface. Come learn what set this 22,000+ acre parcel apart from the surrounding Las Vegas Valley and how we are making strides behind the scenes to build our very own urban national monument.
Lauren Parry is the Park Guide for Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Las Vegas, NV. As a paleontologist, she started working for Tule Springs as the Scientists In Parks Guest Scientist in 2020, and transitioned into a permanent position in Fall 2021. Lauren's background as a museum professional, field paleontologist, and environmental educator helps her to assist the park in developing natural resource and educational programming and park planning. She was born and raised in New York City, but feels right at home in Nevada's public lands.
We'll wrap up with a Q&A session to answer all your questions! This will be an informative chat for the whole family!
If you are interested in attending, please register in advance at the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tce2pqjkiG93wqbMVYaEdSMj-LXhWh7EW
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