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Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.
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Friday, September 29, 2023

The Outside Guide: Exploring the Wonders of Nevada: Great Basin Basics Workshop

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your curiosity and your sense of adventure because the Great Basin Basics Workshop is just around the corner! Picture this: it's Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, and you find yourself in the captivating Powerhouse Picnic Area in the heart of Lamoille Canyon, Nevada. If you're wondering what's in store for you, let me spill the beans!

The Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) has teamed up with local experts to whisk you away on a whirlwind tour of the best that Nevada has to offer. Are you ready to dive headfirst into a day of discovery, learning, and unforgettable experiences? Of course, you are!

Rock 'n Roll: Geology of the Great Basin

Ever wanted to know what's beneath your feet? First up on our adventure itinerary, we have local geologists unraveling the secrets of the earth's crust. Get ready for a rocky adventure and learn about the geology of the Great Basin and its surroundings. 

A Blast from the Past: Local History Unearthed

If you're a history buff, prepare to be transported back in time. The California Trail Center and Northeastern Nevada Museum will regale you with tales of pioneers, gold rushes, and the wild west. History class just got a whole lot more exciting!

Botanical Beauty: Local Plants and Trees

Next, we'll delve into the green wonders of this region with none other than NOS. Discover the secrets of the local flora, from towering pines to delicate wildflowers. Your inner botanist is in for a treat!

The Wild Side of Nevada: Wildlife Galore

Are you ready for an encounter with the diverse wildlife that calls the Great Basin home? With the Nevada Department of Wildlife as our guides, you'll learn about the fascinating critters that roam these parts. Who knows, you might even spot a bobcat doing the cha-cha with a pronghorn!

Feeding Your Mind and Body

All this exploring and learning can work up quite an appetite. So, don't forget to pack a lunch to enjoy amidst the stunning Nevada landscape. Did you know that the Great Basin is home to some of the most diverse landscapes and ecosystems? Well, you're about to find out more at this FREE workshop!

Bundle Up and Bring the Kids

Since we're taking this show on the road, please dress warmly. We're in the great outdoors, after all! And if you're bringing along your little explorers, they'll need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the workshop. Safety first, adventurers!

Don't Miss Out, Register Today!

Oh, and here's the best part: registration is absolutely free! But you must call the Elko NOS office at (775) 777-0814 to secure your spot on this educational escapade. Trust us; you won't want to miss this opportunity to bask in the beauty and knowledge of the Great Basin.

So, mark your calendars for October 7, 2023, and get ready to embark on a journey that'll leave you with a deeper appreciation for the incredible world right outside your door. Nevada's Great Basin awaits your curiosity, so let's make this a day to remember! And don’t forget, get outside, it’s great for everyone.

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