Family STEM Night - FREE event at River Fork Ranch in Minden, NV
The Nature Conservancy in Nevada and Sierra Nevada Journeys will host a Family STEM Night and Open House from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at River Fork Ranch Preserve, 381 Genoa Lane, Minden, Nevada.
The event will provide a fun and interactive experience for the whole family. Participants will enjoy hands-on science through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities, and learn more about the riparian zone — the interface between land and the Carson River— at the River Fork Ranch. Investigate why Nevada’s Mule Deer population is declining and how restoration efforts at River Fork Ranch are working to improve their habitat. Attendees will also explore different types of bird beaks and the foods they eat, and create paper watersheds to explore the direction water flows in and why.
River Wranglers, a Carson City-based nonprofit that promotes stewardship of the Carson River watershed through youth mentorship and experiential education, will also be participating in the event. They are bringing a variety of animal pelts, skulls, and scat which are always a hit for hands-on learning about animals native to the Carson River watershed.