Want a Lakefront Classroom? We've got it.
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.
Typical Overnight Programs include:
Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Water & Stream Ecology
Songs & Skits
Organic Home-cooked Meals
Why Choose Great Basin Outdoor School?
New Experiences Lead to New Successes
In the outdoor educational setting, students' capabilities expand. Students challenged by textbooks and classroom learning often discover new potential for personal growth and success. "Team challenge" activities help students develop interpersonal skills, respect, responsibility, and self-esteem.
Outdoor School Integrates
Math...music...language arts...creativity...sciences...art...observation...social studies...physical education...communication and problem-solving..."real world" application of regular curriculum...active citizenship.
A Proven Record
Students learn best from first-hand experiences involving a number of the senses. 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 can develop at outdoor school.