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December 2018

Winter Wildlife Wednesdays

December 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 490 S Center St
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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NDOW is excited to announce our partnership with the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Every Wednesday in December from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., NDOW will be hosting Winter Wildlife Wednesdays at the museum. During the event we will have three different stations focusing on winter survival. You will learn how animals stay warm and eat in the winter, learn about denning and hibernation, how animals choose where to migrate, and much more! Stations will have activities and fun…

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Ugly Sweater Wine Walk

December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reno Riverwalk District, 148 West St
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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$20

THE ORIGINAL AND STILL THE BEST! Join us for our next wine walk from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk (the original, and still the best!) along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno. Visit 5 or more stops and enter to win over $800 in prizes! Help support Safe Embrace and the Reno Riverwalk District during the Reno Wine Walk, on Saturday, December 16, from 2 p.m. to…

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Coffee and Conservation

December 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Swill Coffee & Wine, 3366 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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A monthly discussion on conservation issues in our region, featuring prominent local experts followed up by around-the-table conservation updates from attendees. At this meeting, State Senator Julia Ratti will be speaking about the upcoming 2019 legislative session.

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Winter Solstice Hike – Washoe Lake State Park

December 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
4855 Eastlake Blvd New Washoe City, Nevada 89704, 4855 Eastlake Blvd
New Washoe City, NV 89704 United States
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$5

Join park staff for a full moon hike on the longest night of the year! Meet at the Maze parking lot at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21. The hike is 1.5 miles long round-trip and has an elevation gain of approximately 380 feet. The Deadman's Creek Trail offers great views of Washoe Valley, Washoe Lake, and Slide Mountain. Participants should wear sturdy hiking boots and dress in layers for the weather. The trail has some uneven footing and loose…

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Who Does the River Belong To?

December 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brodhead Memorial Park, 451 Kuenzli Street
Reno, NV 89502 United States
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With an affordable housing shortage, fewer motels and limited space in shelters, the banks of the Truckee River, underneath bridges and trees, are home to dozens and dozens of local residents. Some have pets, relationships or other reasons preventing them from staying in shelters. Life along the river is dangerous, though. Flooding and below-freezing temperatures result in deaths each year. Their presence also creates friction with police, tourists, environmentalists and other residents. Those who have lived or currently live on…

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Winter Wildlife Wednesdays

December 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 490 S Center St
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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NDOW is excited to announce our partnership with the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Every Wednesday in December from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., NDOW will be hosting Winter Wildlife Wednesdays at the museum. During the event we will have three different stations focusing on winter survival. You will learn how animals stay warm and eat in the winter, learn about denning and hibernation, how animals choose where to migrate, and much more! Stations will have activities and fun…

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January 2019

A Visual Tour of Lake Tahoe’s Winter Trails: Presentation

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511 United States
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The Lake Tahoe basin is one of the best areas in the nation for outdoor recreational opportunities, thanks to abundant sunshine and world class mountain scenery with the gorgeous lake as a centerpiece. The usually fair winter weather beckons residents and visitors alike to step outside and enjoy a casual snowshoe trip across a meadow, a stiff climb to the top of one of the area’s surrounding mountains, or just about anything in between. Author Mike White has recently written…

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Winter Birds of the Galena Forest: Presentation

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511 United States
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free

It's winter, it’s cold, and all the birds have flown south. Or have they? Not all birds migrate out of here; many do stay all winter. Join Alan Gubanich, long-time member of our local Lahontan Audubon Society, as he shows slides and taxidermy mounts of over 20 species of birds that you can see in the Galena Forest when you hike the trails this winter. You may be surprised at how many birds are still around!

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Cabin Fever, Winter Series

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilbur D. May Center, 1595 N Sierra St
Reno, NV 89503 United States
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$5

Struggle to get your children outside in the cold? Join us with your 4-6 year-olds to learn about nature in the winter! Each session will feature a short lesson, a story, an indoor activity, and a guided outdoor exploration. Cost: $5 donation per session, or $30 for the full series, cash or check only. Checks made payable to "The May Arboretum." Each session runs 1 hour, from 10am-11am, and we meet in the Ranch House. (Navigate to 1595 N. Sierra…

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Cabin Fever, Winter Series

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilbur D. May Center, 1595 N Sierra St
Reno, NV 89503 United States
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$5

Struggle to get your children outside in the cold? Join us with your 4-6 year-olds to learn about nature in the winter! Each session will feature a short lesson, a story, an indoor activity, and a guided outdoor exploration. Cost: $5 donation per session, or $30 for the full series, cash or check only. Checks made payable to "The May Arboretum." Each session runs 1 hour, from 10am-11am, and we meet in the Ranch House. (Navigate to 1595 N. Sierra…

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