"If you want to see something happening right now that happened here two hundred million years ago, you can see it all in Nevada." - John McPhee, Basin and Range

After-School All Stars take on Basin and Range

Afterschool All StarsIn April, a dozen middle-school kids from After-School All-Stars Las Vegas took a trip to Basin and Range. The had a cool opportunity to  meet archaeologists from Eetza Research Associates while on their hike.

In addition to checking out the petroglyph panels in Mount Irish, the kids also got to see first hand graffiti left on the panel by previous visitors who may not have understood the value of  the area’s prehistoric rock art.

The All Stars find graffiti on the petroglyph panels

The All Stars find graffiti on the petroglyph panels

Here’s some of what they wrote about protecting the region.

Student journaling ASAS letters