Scales, Tails & Trails Returns to Lubbock Lake Landmark

The family-friendly event allows participants to learn more about the High Plains.


Katharine Hayhoe

WHAT: The annual Scales, Tails & Trails outdoor education event at the Lubbock Lake Landmark is a chance for people to learn more about the fish and wildlife found in the High Plains of Texas. Participants can do arts and crafts, see fish prints and wildlife, learn about birdwatching and more. It is a family-friendly event and admission is free.

Immediately after Scales, Tails & Trails, Texas Tech University climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe will speak as part of the Oasis on the Plains lecture and workshop series.


  • Outdoor event: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (May 7)
  • Lecture: 2 p.m. Saturday (May 7)

WHERE: Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive
Lecture: Landmark Auditorium

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CONTACT: Susan Rowe, heritage education program manager, Lubbock Lake Landmark, Texas Tech University (806) 742-1116 or

Lubbock Lake Landmark

Lubbock Lake Landmark

The Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeological and natural history preserve that contains evidence of almost 12,000 years of occupation by ancient peoples on the Southern High Plains. Discovery at the site began in 1936, when the first Folsom point was found, and continues to this day with excavation on-site and at other sites throughout the region.

The landmark welcomes visitors of all ages throughout the year. Guided and self-guided tours, public programs, programs for school children and camps are part of the landmark’s ongoing mission to provide a research and educational facility to and to reveal and preserve the history and culture of Texas and the nation.

The Lubbock Lake Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated National Historic and State Archaeological Landmark.

Learn more

The Lubbock Lake Landmark is located at 2401 Landmark Drive, north of Loop 289 in Lubbock.

It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The landmark is closed on Monday.

For more information, contact Deborah Bigness, the manager of site operations, at (806) 742-1116 or

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