Students enjoying a short hike (2.2 miles, elevation gain 100') into the Mojave Desert while learning about the natural history of the desert, observing plant adaptation and rain shadow, honing their skills of natural observation. Discover the Desert Part 1 is the first of a two-part introductory course series focused on the lower elevations of the Mojave Desert. This series is ideal for beginning naturalists and anyone curious about the desert
In 2013 Continuing Education led an expedition to the very end of the earth. This land of glittering ice, majestic peaks, and dazzling beauty is a haven for migratory birds, whales, seals, and other marine mammals which come each summer to feast in its food-rich coastal waters. We visited during the Antarctic summer when temperatures were mild, generally hovering just above freezing.
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Kevin Fahey has worked in the architectural field for 40 years. Educated at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois in Chicago, he has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Former president of the San Francisco chapter of the Association of Facilities Engineers, he has worked for many years in the facilities field and has taught computer-aided drafting at Solano Community College.
Marvin (Nick) Saines is an interpretive naturalist/geologist at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area west of Las Vegas, where he leads geology hikes, gives geology talks, and does geological research. At Red Rock, he verified dinosaur footprints found by hikers and discovered an additional dinosaur track site. He has co-authored scientific papers on the finds with paleontologist Steve Rowland of the UNLV Geoscience Department.
Every year, nearly half of the New Year’s resolutions made by Americans relate to self-improvement or education. If your resolutions fall into these categories, UNLV Continuing Education can play a part in your success in 2014!