36th Annual Northern Nevada Mineral Education Workshop—June 22–23

This free teacher’s workshop is hosted by Nevada Mining Association and Nevada Division of Minerals.

Location: Bethleham Lutheran School, Carson City
Start: Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021 07:00
End: Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021 05:30

“Join us June 22-23 for the 2021 Northern Nevada Mineral Workshop. We are offering two fun-filled days of rocks, minerals, and mining. This workshop will be our 36th Annual Workshop in Northern Nevada. The workshop is provided FREE to teachers, everything is provided by the Nevada Mining Association members and Nevada Division of Minerals.”

Rachel Micander and Jon Price from NBMG will help teach these classes:

Space is limited, so sign up soon if interested!

Galena Creek Visitor Center – Summer Exploration Camps—June 14–August 6

Eight Summer Camp Sessions in 2021

First session starts on Monday, June 14th and last session ends on Friday, August 6th

“This summer, experience a portal to the wilder world….explore the Sierras, investigate the Great Basin, and get moving outside with hands-on, adventurous, outdoor exploration camps. Your child will experience, first hand, the beautiful Nevada environment just like the scientists do. Great Basin Naturalists at Galena summer camps provide quality outdoor experiences that emphasize environmental science and physical activity, foster creativity, and promote STEM education and environmental stewardship. Our staff is made up of enthusiastic outdoor educators who are trained and committed to providing your child with the coolest outdoor experiences that they’ll surely remember for a lifetime!

The Great Basin Institute is a non-profit organization, and we are looking for presenters who are willing to volunteer their time for these presentations.”

NBMG’s Rachel Micander will teach the class “Rock Jocks” (June 28–July 2):

Rocks, minerals, fossils, geologic land formations, plate tectonics…these are just a few of the geologic topics we’ll investigate further during Rock Jock’s week. With gorgeous mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes all around us, campers will love learning about our geologically and culturally rich region and step into the roles of rock hounds, miners, and geologists!

The History of the Truckee River

Sparks Museum Online Lecture—May 22 (2:00–3:30)

A message from the Sparks Heritage Museum: “As part of “One Truckee River month” the One Truckee River Organization is hosting a special presentation of Scott Carey’s lecture on the History of the Truckee River. Join us online Saturday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm with Scott Carey for this special presentation. 

Join the Sparks Heritage Museum for a special virtual presentation about the history of the Truckee River. This presentation will go over the significance of the river to the Native American people of the Great Basin and the historic floods of 1955 and 1997. Following the presentation the speaker will answer questions about the Truckee River from the audience. 

You can watch live and participate in the Zoom lecture from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, May 22nd. 

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 354 930 1210
Passcode: Sparks

If you can’t view the presentation live, you can watch the lecture anytime on YouTube. 

Additionally you can join the presentation by phone.
+1 720 707 2699 US (Denver)
Meeting ID: 354 930 1210
Passcode: 465193

For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey at .

Monthly lectures are presented by notable historians about the heritage and history of Sparks and the surrounding Truckee Meadows.”

You can also read about the 1997 New Year’s flood in this NBMG publication: (click on Full-text search)

Interactive map:

You can also see the extent of the 1997 floods for the Carson River, Reno area, and Walker River in NBMG’s MyHazards-Nevada interactive web map:

Click the “Floods and Drought” group (wave icon) then checkmark on the “Historical Floods – NBMG” layer to turn on the 1997 flood layers. Several sublayers available for each flood area, which can be viewed by clicking the gray triangle next to the layer names to expand the layers.

Other useful layers available in “MyHazards-Nevada” are live feeds for weather watches and advisories, radar, and current flooding—in addition to layers for other geologic hazards, including a live feed for recent earthquakes.

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