Wildlife Education Sites

Oxbow Nature Study Area

Oxbow Nature Study Area is located on the Truckee River, one mile from downtown Reno. This site serves the public as the State of Nevada model for Wildlife Education and Aquatic Education programs offered by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also recognizes Oxbow Nature Study Area as a national model for a successful urban nature center.

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Verdi Community Library and Nature Center

Located at the transition zone between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Great Basin Desert, the newly opened Verdi Community Library and Nature Center welcomes you! The 8-acre nature center highlights the uniqueness of the transitional wildlife habitat between the mountains and the desert. The Verdi Nature Center is a partnership between the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Washoe County Public Library System, Washoe County School District, and the Verdi Community.

Learn more: Verdi Wildlife Education Center