October 1: Girl Scouts, Leave No Trace Awareness Day at Macarran Ranch. LAS volunteers Becca Serdehely, Jane Burnham, and Cindy and Mike Goddard presented Bird Identification to 60 Girls Scouts and their parents.
October 4: Pleasant Valley Elementary School. Las volunteers Linda Valle, Mike Goddard, Peggy Cullane, and Michelle Hunt presented Bird Identification, What makes a Bird a Bird, and nest building to 464 students, parents, and teachers at Washoe Lake State Park
October 11: Metropolitan Gardens. Bob Goodman presented “A world of miniscapes” to residents
October 20: Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School Farm Days. Las volunteers Linda Valle and Mike Goddard presented a program about Hawks and Owls, Birds useful to farmers, to 340 students.
October 21: Corbett Elementary School. Las Volunteers Linda Valle and Mike Goddard presented an owl program to 80 second grade students.
October 25: Fernley Intermediate School. Las volunteers Linda Valle and Mike Goddard presented Bird Identification to 270 students.
October 26: Metropolitan Gardens. Lindsey Dmitri presented “Seed dispersal by birds” to residents.
The committee received 11 binoculars sent in for repair, 12 new Leupold Yosemite 6 x 30s, and 2 new Vortex Crossfire 8 x 42 binoculars. LAS also ordered 20 new folding Nevada Bird Guides from Waterford Press.
Many thanks to Jacque Lowery for sending those old binoculars in for repair and researching and ordering the new binoculars and Nevada Bird Guides.