New underwater exhibit completed

Artist Susie Alexander with her newly completed mural. | Tahoe Science Center

Muralist Susie Alexander of Susie Alexander Art recently completed an artistic rendering of Lake Tahoe’s underwater habitat in the lounge of the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center. The exhibit shows shallow habitat, deep water habitat and living aquatic organisms found in those underwater environments.

Look for all the aquatic species that are native to Lake Tahoe, including Lahontan cutthroat trout, Mountain whitefish, Tui chub, Paiute sculpin, Tahoe sucker, Lahontan speckled dace, Lahontan redside shiner and various zooplankton found in the lake. There are many other species hidden in the mural and many of these organisms have a unique story to be told.

The mural project is part of a larger Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to teach about climate change and aquatic ecosystems. Additional elements including videos, activities and augmented reality features will be added in the coming months.

Additionally, UC Davis installed seven new video exhibits in the permanent exhibits of the Tahoe Science Center. Advanced reservations are required for docent-led tours of the Tahoe Science Center and may be made online. |