As stated on the About Us page, the mission of LAS is: “To preserve and improve the remaining habitat of birds and other wildlife, restore historical habitat, and educate the public, with emphasis on children, providing vision to all about our unique Nevada environments.”
To fulfill our education mission LAS offers several opportunities, for children and adults alike. Click on any of the links below to find out more.
What the Education Committee Has Been Doing
LAS participated as bird guides on the tour buses for the annual Eagles and Agriculture Festival January 28 and 29 in Gardnerville. Jim Woods organized the LAS bird guides for the event.
Carmel Hilton, WildBirds Unlimited, and Alan Gubanich, LAS, gave a joint workshop for the public at Moana Nursery from 10:00 am to noon on “How to Attract Birds to Your Yard and How to Identify Them Once They Are There.” Carmel used feeders and seeds from Moana Nursery to talk about the attracting birds part, then Alan used a Powerpoint presentation to show attendees how to identify their typical (and sometimes untypical) neighborhood birds. About 30 people attended.
The Great Basin Outdoor School scheduled for January 5 and 6 had to be cancelled due to weather. Linda Valle, Mary Luzier, and Becca Serdehely were to present at the event.
On November 10 Jim Woods, Linda Valle, and Mike Goddard gave three presentations about Owls and Hawks to 122 students at Bernice Matthews Elementary School.
On November 29 Alan and Teresa Gubanich, Linda Valle, and Mike Goddard presented “What makes a bird a bird?” and “Bird identification” to 15 students at Gerlach Elementary School.
On November 30 Steve and Paula Gessler gave a presention to the Seniors at Metropolitan Gardens apartments, featuring three of their past trips: Kayaking in the Sea of Cortez; northern coast of California; and Copper Canyon in Mexico. Eleven people attended.
The LAS program at Metropolitan Gardens is still continuing, with at least one, sometimes two, presentations per month. On December 21 Jerry Fenwick will give another talk, featuring his photography of nesting herons and egrets.
Learn More about our classroom visits and field trips here.
From science fairs to outdoor events, you'll find us an our mobile classroom all over the Truckee Meadows and beyond. Learn More.
Call for Education Volunteers
Do you want to inspire kids to love birds and the outdoors? Check this page for opportunities. No experience necessary. Learn more.
LAS Education Co-Chairs