Category: Education

Experience Ambientalia celebrates World Wetlands Day

Earlier this month Lee Vining students participating in the Experience Ambientalia program celebrated World Wetlands Day. In partnership with the Mono Lake Committee, local high school teachers, and our colleagues at Laguna Mar Chiquita in northern Argentina, these students took…

February starts snowy at Mono Lake

This winter season started with the driest autumn since 2013, with no measurable snow in Lee Vining as of the New Year. Then it snowed a little in January, but as of the end of January Lee Vining still only…

Tall evergreen trees line the yellow coast of a blue lake, and patches of ice surround the surface under bright sunlight.

Singing ice on a Mono Basin freshwater lake

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on December 5, 2020. As winter ’23-’24 starts out cold and fairly dry, we’ve been enjoying more singing ice on local freshwater lakes, so we’re bringing back this post! Today’s Mono Lake Moment…

Experience Ambientalia celebrates World Migratory Bird Day

Lee Vining students participating in the Experience Ambientalia program celebrated World Migratory Bird Day on Sunday, October 15. In partnership with the Mono Lake Committee, DeChambeau Creek Foundation, Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, Inyo National Forest, Beaver’s Sporting Goods, local high…

A deep look at Mono Lake’s alkali flies

Mono Lake’s fascinating alkali flies were featured today as part of KQED San Francisco’s Deep Look video series, which explores big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small. If you have five minutes, take a look to see detailed, close-up footage…

Mono Lake on PBS Nature

Today PBS Nature featured Mono Lake as part of their Untold Earth video series, which explores our planet’s strangest, most unique natural wonders. Mono Lake certainly fits that description! The nine-minute segment was filmed this summer, showing flocking phalaropes, remnants…