The Sierra Nevada Freeride Club is hosting Sierra Nevada Avalanche forecaster Andy Anderson and pro skier Cody Townsend for a night of avalanche awareness. The free talk is Nov. 30, 7-9pm at Sierra Nevada College, room139/141 at TERC.
Conservative Treatment for Neck and Back Pain is the title of Zachary Child’s Dec. 6 lecture. He is a physician with Barton Health’s Tahoe Center for Orthopedics. The free talk is from 6-7pm in the board room at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Alpenglow Sports’ own Brennan Lagasse will be featured Dec. 14 at 6:30pm at the eighth Tailgate Talk of the season.
Lagasse will share his first experience in the threatened Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The night will include a showing of Patagonia’s film about the Arctic Refuge, a slideshow about Brennan’s adventure and activism, and short films about the Gwich’in people, the land, and the wildlife in the region.
A Night for the Refuge will bring Lagasse and several of his former students together to discuss their experience in Arctic Village in Alaska, the southernmost Native village on the border of the Arctic Refuge.
The event is free at the Tahoe City shop. Beer and pizza will be served with all proceeds benefiting the Gwich’in Steering Committee.
Squaw Valley Institute in partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows presents Leadership Across the Mountains with Retired Rear Admiral Scott Moore and the Karakoram Group.
Moore has overseen more than 2000 Navy seal combat missions worldwide. He also served as director of the Counterterrorism Division within the White House National Security Council and deputy director for Special Operations and Counterterrorism on the Joint Staff. He is the co-founder and a senior partner of the Karakoram Group, which focuses on coaching leaders, changing cultures and solving global security problems.
The Karakoram Group is comprised of former leaders from every level of our nation’s elite special operations units. Learn how to identify ways in which local businesses and leaders can optimize their operations and develop culture and collaboration across all levels of staffing.
Moore will speak Dec. 14 at 7pm at the Olympic Valley Lodge. Cost is $10, free to SVI members. Doors open at 6pm.
South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library will host an informative bird talk on Dec. 20 at 6pm.
Sarah Hockensmith of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will be talking about the 2018 Tahoe Big Year, a yearlong birding event that celebrates the hundreds of bird species that occupy the Tahoe region, and brings together birding beginners and enthusiasts alike.
This presentation will acquaint people with common and unique birds of Lake Tahoe, birding destinations in the Tahoe area, what a bird Big Year is, and how to get involved.
It is free and open to all.
The library is at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.
Charan Ranganath, director of the UC Davis Memory and Plasticity Program and professor of psychology, on Jan. 18 will be talking about the cutting-edge of human memory research.
Recent discoveries in neuroscience have revealed significant insights into how people remember and how to remember better. Evidence shows that the very act of remembering can sometimes help retain information with important discoveries about why this happens. Research also shows the surprising ways that motivation and curiosity can influence memory.
The program will begin at 6pm, with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6pm at TERC on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.
Pre-registration is encouraged. A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door.
What is dark matter? This elusive “stuff” makes up a quarter of the universe.
Marusa Bradac on Feb. 8 will talk about research on the composition of the universe, properties of dark matter, and the latest discoveries about the universe’s past. Bradac, originally from Slovenia, is a physics professor at UC Davis.
The tools of her trade are telescopes in space, including the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, the future James Webb Space Telescope, and also on the ground, the Keck Telescope in Hawaii.
Registration for this event is required. The program will begin at 6pm, with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6pm at TERC on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.
A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door.