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Odonates, informally known and loved as dragonflies and damselflies, are insects with an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial adult stage. Arising more than 250 million years ago during the Permian period, odonates have been infused in art and folklore for centuries. In addition to being the inspiration for planetary exploration design, odonates are excellent indicators of water quality here on our home planet. This presentation will focus on the life history of odonates, their diversity over time in Nevada, and threats to habitat. Join Marianne Denton, Environmental Scientist and Aquatic Ecologist, for this fascinating presentation.
This particular Sunday evening, we'll start at 5pm to the left of the front of Scheels Parking Lot and stroll around the beautiful Sparks Marina. Then on to Buffalo Wild Wings for our weekly Trivia and dine (optional, but yum!) If you want to just stroll the Marina with us, or just enjoy trivia at 6pm, that's great too. Buffalo Wild Wings has agreed to sponsor a "Special" trivia night using the "Buzztime' playmaker system for our Meetup groups. They will also be offering for the Meetup group food/drink specials and discounts. The more people that join in, the more fun. It says we start at 600 PM but you can come at anytime and play for as long as you want to. Come as often as you wish. There isn't a limit on how many players we have. If we grow to a bigger group, he will get us more playmakers. This is a trivia game with hand held devices to answer on. Once you are registered, you sign in on your device, the questions come up on the T.V. screens and you answer the multiple choice question on your playmaker. We don't just play against each other, but other bars across the U.S. To Create your profile prior to attending (or you can sign up the night of the game night) (1) sign on to: http://www.buzztime.com 2) go to Players, then Get started (3) click on the "Sign me up for free" and create your account. You can even make an avatar for yourself too. Once you are registered, go to Find a group (on the left list), and look for "Sparks, NV Meetup" and join this group. You will be able to keep track of your awards and how you are doing against others.
What’s in store for the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada? Highlights from the 2018 National Climate Assessment Just after Thanksgiving, the federal government released the fourth National Climate Assessment. We’ll look at some of their key messages for the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada, as well as exploring the process of how they came to these conclusions. Join Professor Stephanie McAfee to explore this important subject. For more information, please contact the Galena Creek Visitor Center at: (775)[masked] or by email at: [masked]. If the weather is questionable, please call ahead to see if the event is happening.