Feb 12

Making the Desert Bloom-Israeli Style


Las Vegas, Nevada

Presentations
With four of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's top desert and water research scientists from the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Moderated by
Prof. Noam Weisbrod
Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
"How Israel Became a Trailblazer in a Water-Starved World"
Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research
"Desert Farming in the Land of Milk and Honey"
Prof. Naftali Lazarovitch
French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
"Harnessing Solar Energy to Power Communities"
Dr. Iris Visoly-Fisher
Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research
Date
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location
Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada

General Admission: $50
Includes breakfast, symposium, lunch, and one of two 90-minute tours of the Springs Preserve (no discounts for partial participation) 

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For more information call 646-452-3711 or
e-mail experiences@aabgu.org

About the Springs Preserve: The 180-acre Springs Preserve, located approximately three miles west of downtown Las Vegas, is the perfect place to explore the power of desert and water research. A world-class attraction, it is built around the Las Vegas Springs—the original water source for the city—and includes colorful desert botanical gardens, museum galleries, historic photo galleries, and a series of walking trails.

Choose one tour when registering:

TOUR 1: Inside the Springs Preserve
Join an experienced tour guide to explore what makes the Springs Preserve one of the top educational tourist destinations in the region. This tour focuses on the galleries and exhibits at the Origen Museum, which speaks to the origin of Las Vegas and the different generations that have passed through the city. Exhibits include the recreation of a flash flood and an experience of an earth-shaking geological interaction at the sand erosion table. The tour includes stops at the “green” buildings of the Desert Living Center, the prehistoric archaeological sites and native wildlife habitats on the trails.

TOUR 2: Sustainability
Discover why the Springs Preserve has become an example of sustainable living as well as a resource for those interested in reducing their carbon footprint. This interactive tour includes exploring the building materials used to construct the Desert Living Center, the constructed wetland that treats waste water, the solar panels in the parking lot, and the Nevada Energy Foundation Sustainability Gallery, where you can find out how to make eco-smart choices in your daily life.