© 2019 by Great Basin Outdoor School

1000 Bible Way #53, Reno, NV 89502

Contact: 775.324.0936

Natural Science

& Outdoor Education Programs

OUR LAKEFRONT CLASSROOM. Single-day and multi-day science programs are offered every fall, winter, and spring, with varying curriculum and activities depending on the season and school goals. Each summer GBOS partners with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

to host a teacher development Project WET workshop. Brand new winter

and summer break day camps are available for all kids age 6-12 who have a passion for

exploring the outdoors!

While our program is primarily focuses on 5th and 6th grade students, we also offer customizable curriculum plans for any grade during our 1-4 day science programs.

Why Choose Great Basin Outdoor School?

Typical Overnight Programs include:

  • Environmental Awareness

  • Lakefront Accommodations

  • Healthy

    Chef-prepared Meals

  • Night Hikes

  • Snow Science & Safety

  • Snowshoeing

  • Team Building Exercises

  • Forest & Wildlife Ecology

  • Watershed & Stream Ecology

  • Geology

  • Astronomy

  • Studies Aboard Our Tahoe Research Vessel


In the outdoor educational setting, students' capabilities expand. Those challenged by textbooks or indoor classroom learning often discover new potential for personal growth and success. Team-building activities help students develop interpersonal skills, respect, responsibility, and self-esteem.


Students learn best from multi-sensory first-hand experiences. Studies confirm the positive, lasting impact outdoor school experience has on students' interest in the natural sciences, their appreciation of the environment, and their positive attitudes toward one another. The healthy, productive, satisfying lives we envision for our children are dependent upon maintaining environmental quality and resources and the skills, attitudes and knowledge they will develop here at GBOS. 


Natural and Physical Sciences, Math, Music, Art, Creative Writing, History, Physical Education, Communications and Stewardship Practices.

Our programs encourage overall active citizenship and real-world applications of NV state-approved curriculum.