TMPF Talks

TMPF Talks are a FREE quarterly lecture series that focuses on various subjects relating to parks in the Truckee Meadows. Come learn about different issues and meet people in your community.

Past TMPF Talks

TMPF Talks: If Parks Could Talk

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Speakers and Topics Include:

Washoe County Rangers Nick & Andy

If parks could talk, what would they say? Would they invite you into their cooling forests and sage-strewn hills? Would they share their rich and complex stories and histories behind their creation? Would they tell you what birds were nesting in their trees? Or what adventures await you on your next visit?

 

‘If Parks Could Talk’ is an opportunity for you to hear from Washoe County Park Rangers who will be highlighting some of the County’s most popular parks.  They will share some park history, favorite things to do in the parks as well as give updates on upcoming and popular park programs. Some videos will be shown to help illustrate what some of the parks have to offer and of course, there will be some show and tell as well. Come prepared for an engaging time of learning and asking questions of our County Park Rangers!

TMPF Talks: Weather in the Sierra

When: February 5th, 2018

Where: California Building, 70 Cowan Dr. Idlewild Park Time: 6pm - 8pm

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Speakers and Topics Include:

  • Cassie Wilson, Meteorologist, KRNV/KRXI

    • Presenting on: Weather Forecasting

  • Evan LaGuardia, Meteorologist, National Weather Service

    • Presenting on: Weather in the Sierra, from the Jersey Shore's Perspective

  • Meghan Collins, Assistant Research Scientist Environmental Science, Desert Research Institute

    • Presenting on: Citizen Science: Stories in the Snow

 

Join TMPF as local experts discuss weather and the atmospheric conditions that occur over the Sierra and into the Truckee Meadows. 

TMPF Talks: Busting Nature's Myths

When: November 6th, 2017

Where: California Building, 70 Cowan Dr. Idlewild Park Time: 6pm - 8pm

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Speakers and Topics Include:

  • Jeff Dean,  Desert Research Institute

    • Presenting on: History, Methods and Myths of Cloud Seeding

  • Michael Drinkwater , Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility

    • Presenting on: Water Reclamation as a component of Truckee River resource management

  • The Great Basin Herpetological Society

    • Presenting on: Snakes of the area.

 

Join TMPF as local experts break down the fact and the fiction of the natural world around us. 

TMPF Talks: Truckee Meadows History & Ethnobotany

When: August 14, 2017

Where: California Building, 70 Cowan Dr. Idlewild Park

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Cost: FREE and open to the public! 

Speakers and Topics Include:

  • Dr. Everett Boderick, Truckee Meadows Community College 

    • Presenting on: The use of plants in Truckee Meadows

  • Billie Jean Guerrero, Museum Director for the Pyramid Lake Museum/Visitors Center

    • Presenting on: The Pyramid Lake Numu people and their use of local plants.

  • Stacey Burns, RSIC Language & Culture Coordinator Numu*Washeshu*Newe

    • Presenting on: Culture and language of local plants

  • Dr. Julia Hammett, Truckee Meadows Community College

    • Presenting on: Suburban ethnobotany and edible landscaping

Come hear about the history of the Truckee Meadows and uses of resources, animals and plants native to the Truckee Meadows

TMPF Talks: Truckee Meadows Ecology

When: May 8, 2017

Where: Laxalt Auditorium, 401 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89503

Time: 6pm - 8pm (Door open at 6 and presenters start at 6:30)

Cost: FREE and open to public

Parking: Free street parking. City lot on right side of building charges $2 per car.

Speakers and Topics Include:

  • Dr. Sherman Swanson, Range/Riparian Specialist, UNR. 

    • Presenting on: The impact of floods on riparian ecology.

  • Michelle Hunt, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

    • Presenting on: Monarch ecology.

  • Dr. Kent McAdoo, Specialist, Rangeland Resources, UNR. 

    • Presenting on: White-tailed jackrabbits as indicator of ecological range conditions. ​

  • Dr. Justin White, Reno Hawk Project

    • Presenting on: Truckee Meadows Habitat Island: Nesting raptors in urban environments ​

Learn about the various wildlife cycles in the Truckee Meadows and how they each play a key role in the local ecosystem.

TMPF Talks: Climate

When: February 8, 2017

Where: California Building 

Time: 6pm - 8pm (Door open at 6 and presenters start at 6:30)

Cost: FREE and open to public

Speakers and Topics Include:

  • Dr. Ben Hatchett

    • Presenting on: Paleoclimate, Geographical Zones, Macroclimate 

  • Dr. Stephanie McAfee 

    • Presenting on: Climate in the Truckee Meadows 

  • Dr. Kerri Jean Ormerod

    • Presenting on: Precipitation and Landscape Reporting 

  • Mr. David Gibson

    • Presenting on: Climate Solutions 

For more information, suggestions on topics, or if you are interested in becoming a TMPF Talk speaker:

 

Contact:

Matt Webber

matt@tmparksfoundation.org

775-410-1702

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