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Get Ready for ADVENTURE DAY CAMP during Fall Break!

      Think there's nothing for kids to do during Fall Break? Think again! Once again, Great Basin Outdoor School offers Adventure Day CampAdventure Day Camp during Fall Break Week, Oct. 26-30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. This year we'll be at River School Farm in Reno, doing water studies by the river, wildlife ecology, hands-on science, and much more! Optional before- and after-care will also be offered.
      Click here for more details on our flier, and click here to download the registration form. For more information please call the office at 823-8888 or drop an email to Nancy.

Winter Is Coming!

Get your students out of the stuffy classroom this winter and outside in the brisk, fresh Tahoe air! We're signing up classes GBOS Winter NOW for our Winter Science Camp Sessions. Great Basin Outdoor School enriches your students with Earth and Life Sciences, teambuilding and discussion of current local issues. Our winter camps offer snowshoeing; winter safety; plant and animal adaptations; watershed and snowpack studies, and much more. Winter overnight sessions can be either 2 or 3 days long, but we also offer SnowSchool, our one-day snowshoeing trips to best suit your needs. Please see our fun 6-minute video, more info with teacher and student quotes, and our registration form for more information on all our winter trips.


 Once again, Great Basin Outdoor School helped host Project WET, a two-day symposium held at the Peppermill Hotel-Casino Project WET at the Riverand McKinley Arts Center. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Project WET and GBOS provided nature and water-based professional development for 45 educators from around the state. Stay tuned for Project WET 2016 - next summer's workshop, which will be held at Lake Tahoe.


This activity was presented during the symposium by Sue Jacox, Board President of Great Basin Outdoor School. Try it with your students! Read the background and instructions here first, then click here to see the activity. Feel free to use your "Tahoe Plants and Animals" Field Guide for help!

Do you have your "Tahoe Plants and Animals" Field Guide Field Guidefor all your outdoor activities? They're only $7.00 and proceeds benefit Great Basin Outdoor School science camp for local children. The holidays will be here before you know it -- and our field guides make great stocking stuffers! Email Nancy at to order yours today. Click here to learn more about our Field Guide, and click here to take the Field Guide Challenge!

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We strive to bring hundreds of students outdoors every year, regardless of cost. Your donations help support scholarships and program development that are so vital to reaching young people across northern Nevada!


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"The most important thing I learned is that I am part of Mother Earth." - Student, Fall 2010 

We will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we have been taught.