© 2020 by Great Basin Outdoor School

1000 Bible Way #53, Reno, NV 89502

Contact: 775.324.0936

Empowering our youth to explore, expand, & achieve through the

outdoor classroom experience 

What We Do


Our programs immerse students in day trips and multi-day overnight ecology camps in spectacular natural settings on Nevada’s shoreline of Lake Tahoe and other local sites. 


Students hike, snowshoe, learn local ecology with hands-on standards-based activities, and volunteer on conservation projects. 

Lessons build healthy habits, social and academic skills, and a connection to community and the natural world.  Teachers receive STEM training and re-certification credit.


Great Basin Outdoor School operates exclusively in the Great Basin area communities and has served thousands of children and adults as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1998.  Children in need are included thanks to generous community support.

Education for all season

Each program Great Basin Outdoor School teaches is tailored to their specific season, environment, and conditions. 


We are now booking for our upcoming 2020 Spring and Fall Science programs on the shore of Lake Tahoe.


Helping low-income children in your area

Great Basin Outdoor School is committed to educating children about the outdoors, no matter their income. Learn more about our non-profit and how you can help your community.

Outdoor education

Great Basin Outdoor School was founded on the science of outdoor education. Learn more about our standards, workshops, and how we help teachers in the area.

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