Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins
May 22 - September 12, 2010
Galleria at Sunset
Henderson Space & Science Center, in partnership with Science North, proudly
presents Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins travelling
exhibit, May 22-September 12, 2010, inside Galleria at Sunset.
your chance to travel from one end of our globe to the other to explore the
fascinating worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic!
of the Earth will feature more than 30 interactive and artifact-based
exhibits, as well as multimedia experiences that explore key themes like
polar geography, polar wildlife and their adaptations, polar exploration and
the impact of climate change on the poles. You will be able to walk and
slide like a penguin, compare your weight to polar bears, discover
fascinating fossils from these chilly regions and test your “Ice Q”!
hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Tickets start at just $4 and can be purchased at the door. Group rates
Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins
is the newest and coolest exhibition. Don’t be left out of the cold!
For more information, visit
HendersonLive.com or call the City of Henderson Cultural Arts &
Tourism Department at 267.2171.
Parks & Trails Development Fueled by Unique Funding
are more than a dozen parks and trails projects underway or nearing
construction in Henderson. If you’ve ever wondered where the funding comes
from, you’re not alone. To date, the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation
Department has been awarded more than $235 million for 30+ parks and trails
projects. The funding was received from the Bureau of Land Management
through the sale of public lands as authorized by the Southern Nevada Public
Land Management Act (SNPLMA). This brings a tremendous value (and savings)
to Henderson residents.
unique because it sets a standard for cooperative conservation. It provides
for the sale of specific federal lands in Clark County and for the
acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands. SNPLMA truly has two
purposes: to promote orderly development in the Las Vegas Valley and to
decrease the impact of urban growth on our national recreation areas (such
as Lake Mead and Red Rock). When specific public lands are sold, funding is
set aside and local agencies submit projects for funding consideration.
Project proposals must be very detailed and fit within SNPLMA parameters.
of projects that might qualify for SNPLMA funding consideration are
conservation and environmental education initiatives on federal land, and
the development of parks, trails and natural areas in Clark County. Funding
cannot be used for any other purposes.
Planning team has been very successful in receiving SNPLMA funding for many
projects in Henderson, including funding for upcoming parks such as Hidden
Falls, Mission View and Reunion Trails,” said Kim Becker, Communications &
Marketing supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.
“When we receive SNPLMA funding for a project, it comes with very specific
criteria, including detailed accounting of how each dollar is spent and
project updates to ensure we’re doing what we said we would do. Each project
also has a funding expiration date, which means we must complete each
project on time, or the funding must be returned. This is partly how we
determine the order that parks and trails projects will be handled.”
and Recreation Department also hosts public meetings so residents will have
an opportunity to learn about each project, hear about what is being
proposed, and provide input and ideas. A recent public meeting drew more
than 200 residents. “The best input comes from neighbors—the people who will
be using these parks and trails,” said Becker. “Henderson residents are
highly vested in Parks and Recreation, and that’s a win for the community.”
more about SNPLMA, visit
cityofhenderson.com and look for Parks and Recreation.
If you have any questions or would like to be
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Neighborhood Leadership Forum
Our next Neighborhood Leadership Forum will be held Wednesday, June 30th and
will focus on the topic of block walls. Be on the lookout
for your invitation.
Neighborhood Leadership Forum Focus Group
On May 4, 2010, fifteen
representatives from Henderson HOAs attended a focus group to provide input
on varying issues related to the Neighborhood Leadership Forum(NHLF).
Barbara Geach began the meeting by addressing the history and purpose of the
NHLF. Following her remarks, attendees introduced themselves and indicated
their experience with the NHLF. On the whole, the focus group participants
relayed that they enjoy attending and find value in the event.
Following the introductions, the
group broke into three small group sessions. The groups spent 45 minutes
discussing various issues. All participants agreed that it is good
topics and not food that attracts attendance. They also provided a
multitude of ideas for future NHLFs and indicated that they appreciate
staff and elected officials attending.
We would like to thank all of the participants at the Focus Group. You
provided valuable feedback on our program. If you were unable to attend the
focus group please share any thoughts or comments you have regarding the
NHLF with Tyler Garland.
City of Henderson