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 13th annual and will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 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


    • Astounding Astronomy
    • Aquatic Inquiry
    • Bacteria Boogey
    • Bearrific Games
    • Climate Change Game
    • Crayfish Corner
    • Cyanobacteria Boogie
    • Education Center Exhibits and 3D Theater
    • Environmental Craft Corner
    • Feathered Friends
    • Filtration Frenzy!
    • Fishing is Fly
    • Fun with Fish
    • Fossil Dig
    • Garden Scavenger Hunt
    • Greening Your Garden
    • Invasive Invasion
    • Lake Critters
    • Lake Twister
    • LCTrout Encounter
    • Leave No Trace
    • Living with Fire
    • Magnetic Fishing
    • Mosquito Hullabaloo
    • Native Wildlife Face Painting
    • Periphyton Mayhem
    • Race the Sun
    • Recycle Relay
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Silt, A Dirty Word
    • Solar Astronomy
    • Solar Science
    • Stormwater Demo
    • Tahoe Jeopardy
    • Tree Bingo
    • Tree Ring Game
    • UpCycle!
    • UV Beads
    • Water Densities
    • Watershed Model
    • What’s in the Water?
    • Woody Wonders


    Participating Partners

    • AmeriCorps
    • Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
    • Great Basin Outdoor School
    • Incline Village General Improvement District
    • Incline Village General Improvement District – Waste Not
    • Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
    • League to Save Lake Tahoe
    • Nevada Discovery Museum
    • Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    • North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden
    • North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
    • Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District
    • Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Program
    • Sierra Nevada College
    • Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships
    • Space Science for Schools
    • Tahoe Baikal Institute
    • Tahoe Family Solutions
    • Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
    • Tahoe Maritime Museum
    • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
    • Tahoe Resource Conservation District
    • Tahoe Rim Trail Association
    • Trout Unlimited
    • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
    • University of California Cooperative Extension
    • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • University of Nevada, Reno
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • U.S. Forest Service
    • U.S. Forest Service Generation Green Team
    • U.S. Geological Survey

    Getting to the Event

    Directions to the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences are available here