Children's Environmental Science Day
  • Comparing sediment sizes and learning about urban runoff

    Children’s Environmental Science Day is a free community event held annually for children (ages 6 and up) and their families. The event includes hands-on science activities designed to create an awareness of the unique ecology of Lake Tahoe and provide an opportunity for young and old alike to learn about environmental and Earth science.

    The event is hosted by UC Davis scientists, staff, and local agencies and organizations of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Join us for science activities, games, crafts, and demonstrations. Come learn with your child!

    This year’s event is the 15th annual and will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 1 – 4 p.m. Please contact Heather Segale, education and outreach director at (775) 881-7562 or for more information.

    Located on the Campus of Sierra Nevada College
    291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451

    Saturday Schedule

    • 12–1 p.m.: Volunteer lunch
    • 1–4 p.m.: Hands-on science activities for kids ages 6+
    • 2-4 p.m.: Ice cream provided by Susie Scoops



    • 3D Movies
    • Aquatic Inquiry
    • Biters, Stingers, and Bloodsuckers
    • Climate Change Game
    • Education Center Exhibits and 3D Theater
    • Environmental Craft Corner
    • Feathered Friends: Tahoe Bird Identification
    • Fly-tying and Fly-rod Casting
    • Fossil Dig
    • Healthy and Unhealthy Lakes
    • Inflatable Trout
    • Leave No Trace
    • Living with Fire
    • Macroinvertebrate Monitoring
    • Native vs. Non-native
    • Recycle Relay
    • Silt, A Dirty Word
    • Stewardship Game
    • Stormwater Demo
    • Solar Science: Sunspots
    • Tahoe Jeopardy
    • Tree Bingo
    • Tree Ring Game
    • Watershed Model
    • What’s in the Water?
    • Woody Wonders


    Participating Partners

    • AmeriCorps
    • Carson Ranger District USFS
    • Great Basin Outdoor School
    • IVGID Senior Programs
    • IVGID Waste Not
    • Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
    • League to Save Lake Tahoe
    • Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    • North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
    • Parasol Americorps
    • Placer County Vector Control District
    • Project MANA
    • Resource Concepts, Inc.
    • Sierra Nevada Americorps Partnership
    • Sierra Nevada College
    • Sierra Watershed Education Partnership
    • Space Science for Schools
    • Tahoe Family Solutions
    • Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences
    • Tahoe Maritime Museum
    • Tahoe Regional Conservation District
    • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
    • Tahoe Safe Alliance
    • Trout Unlimited
    • Umpqua Bank
    • University of Nevada, Reno
    • US Fish and Wildlife
    • US Forest Service
    • Washoe County School District


    Getting to the Event

    Directions to the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences are available here