In celebration of the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the UNLV Public Lands Institute will give away free stainless steel water bottles to the first 20 people attending the University Forum Lecture: Chasing Butterflies. The presentation will take place 7:30-8:30pm on Sep. 25 in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum. Daniel Thompson, professor in the UNLV School of Life Sciences, and Paula Garrett, research scientist with the Public Lands Institute, will talk about the Spring Mountain Range as the only remaining refuge to a variety of endemic species, including a number of rare butterflies that exist nowhere else in the world. The lecture is free and open to the public.
National Public Lands Day, which is Sep. 28, is a time to volunteer on public lands and educate youth and adults about their importance. To mark the 20th anniversary, unique features on lands across the country are being highlighted. The Public Lands Institute encourages you to learn more about the public lands in Clark County and volunteer. To find the nearest volunteer opportunity, visit http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites.