The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition will host its fourth annual Great Basin Kids Workshop on Friday, July 19 at Cave Lake State Park just outside of Ely from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This workshop introduces students from grades 3-6 to the ecology of the Great Basin area.

This year’s focus is on botany and will explore the aquatic and terrestrial habitats of both native and invasive plant species, as well as some macroinvertebrates.

Join the ENLC crew and guest experts for a morning of hands-on discovery as we investigate the hidden world of plant life, including the journey of seed distribution and the growing challenge of non-native plants.

Activities will include native seed planting, a hunt for aquatic species, making plant presses, creating plant imprints on workshop tote bags and  more.

School’s out for summer so there will be no tests and no grades—just come prepared to have fun, get a little dirty (and wet) and learn about the plants and animals that make the Great Basin such an interesting and unique place.

This workshop is free to participants, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

The pre-registration deadline has been extended to Friday, July 12 by 4 p.m.

Call the ENLC office at 775-289-7974 ext. 0# to talk with Kalie Swails and reserve your child’s spot.

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to restoring the dynamic, diverse, resilient landscapes of the arid and semi-arid West for present and future generations through education, research, advocacy, partnerships, and the implementation of on-the-ground projects