Tortoise Talk, May 2014 (vol. 1, no. 1)
From "Life Begins in the Desert" (introductory article):
"Greetings readers! Great Basin College Nature Club began late in the Fall of 2013 with just a few ambitious young students under the guidance of Dr. Rita Bagwe who is the biology instructor in Pahrump. Our goal as a club is to explore and learn about our surrounding environments and share that knowledge with those around us. It has been an honor and privilege to see the emergence of such an amazing group of students come together and explore nature as a team.
"The Nature Club dedicates each Spring/Fall semester to one theme. The theme for this newsletter is 'Desert Life'. From the lowest point in North America at Badwater Basin, to the peak of Dante’s View in Death Valley, the unique wildlife of Ash Meadows, the oasis of dates at China Ranch, and much more, the GBC Nature Club has explored the desert theme to it’s fullest since we began. We welcome you on our journey and we are excited and honored to have this issue come alive. It’s Nature Club’s first newsletter, and most certainly not our last. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed writing it."
Editors: Holly Brice, Sarah Czipowski, Tommy Miller
Chief Editor: Dr. Rita Bagwe