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Day Programs and
Overnight Camp Available

Kids in Trees

Teachers, here is the perfect opportunity to jump-start your STEM and Next Gen Science with our 3- or 4-day science camp at magnificent Lake Tahoe this fall or winter. Great Basin Outdoor School enriches your students with Earth & Life Sciences, teambuilding and discussion of current local issues. Our comprehensive science camps offer astronomy; forest, water, and wildlife ecology, including a research boat excursion on Lake Tahoe (weather permitting); geology; service learning projects; and so much more. We also offer shorter overnight programs and day programs to best suit your needs. Girls & Snowshoes

Please see our 4-day schedule, our fun 6-minute video,more info with teacher & student quotes, and our registration form.

Feel free to contact us for more information.
Office: 775-823-8888
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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. And once again, it was a smashing success! 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.

                "WHAT IS YOUR WATER ADDRESS?"

This workshop was presented during the symposium by Sue Jacox, Board President of Great Basin Outdoor School. 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 this summer? They're only $7.00 and proceeds benefit Great Basin Outdoor School science camp for local children.

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!


Do you believe in every child's inalienable right to enjoy the outdoors?

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!


Great Basin Outdoor School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation may be tax-deductible by law.


"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.