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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
 
Release Date: 09/20/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107-lross@blm.gov  
News Release No. CCDO 2013-59

BLM and The Nature Conservancy host Outdoor Environmental Education event at McCarran Ranch


Carson City, Nev. – On September 10, the Bureau of Land Management and The Nature Conservancy hosted an outdoor environmental education event for approximately 240 Washoe County and Lyon County School District children. The event was held at The Nature Conservancy’s McCarran Ranch Preserve outside of Reno.
 
This community environmental education program focused on teaching local school children about their environment and enabled them to explore the concepts of ecosystems, habitats, and the Truckee River.
 
Two weeks leading up to this McCarran Ranch Preserve visit, an activity book was distributed to all students so that they could begin learning about the topics for the “outdoor classroom”. On the day of the event, the students were rotated through several hands-on activities along the Truckee River to learn about wetland habitats, wildlife, river meander/restoration, and native plant re-vegetation.
 
The Let’s Move Outside! initiative works through federal agencies and other public and private sector groups, to connect children to nature through active, outdoor recreation. Let’s Move Outside! programs provide fun and easy ways for families and adults to get moving, see more of their public lands, and learn about the natural world. First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move Outside! as the outdoor activity component of her Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity in a generation.
 
For more information, contact Lisa Ross, BLM Carson City District Office, 775-885-6107, lross@blm.gov, or Patti Bakker, 775-322-4990, pbakker@tnc.org


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 09-20-2013