There are a numerous 2019 summer camps for kids available in the Reno / Sparks area. Choices range from outdoor adventures with Great Basin Naturalists to art-centered camps at Arts for All Nevada and the Nevada Museum of Art. Many camps fill fast, so now is the time to register for the best selection.

There are plenty of other options as well. UNR offers a diverse selection of summer fun for kids of all ages with Wolf Pack sports camps, KIDS University and Lake Tahoe Music Camp. More possibilities include Girl Scout camps, backcountry camps, acting and theater camps, rock climbing camps, camps for disabled kids and adults, city recreation department camps and lots more.

Learn about available summer camp opportunities from “Summer Camps and Recreation for Reno / Tahoe Kids.” Some summer camps offer sessions on a daily basis, so if you miss the initial registration, you still have chances to get your kids into some great summer camp experiences.

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“Grow Your Own, Nevada! – Gardening classes in Reno” is where you can learn how to grow vegetables and other plants in northern Nevada. It is a series of presentations sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE).

The classes are for home gardeners and small scale growers. They impart basic horticultural information and also provide information about new and alternative growing methods. If you are interested in food safety, self – sufficiency, and have a desire to eat locally grown food, these classes are for you.

The first class in the spring series is on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This one is about edible landscaping. All classes (8 in total) will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Reno UNCE office, 4955 Energy Way. If you live elsewhere in Nevada, your local UNCE office may be offering this series as well.

The cost is $15 per class or $60 for the entire series. Refer to my Grow Your Own, Nevada! article for information about registering and the topics of all classes in the series.

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the Discover Science Lecture Series will present Dr. Karen Lloyd, deep sea marine scientist. Dr. Lloyd studies novel groups of microbes in Earth’s deep surface biosphere, collecting them from disparate remote places such as Arctic fjords, volcanoes in Costa Rica, even deep in mud in the Marianas Trench.

The next speaker will be Bob Ziegler, plant pathologist, on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

“Discover Science Lecture Series at UNR” presentations are free and open to the public on a first come basis. Tickets are not required. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.