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Great Basin Outdoor School!

We invite you to join us on the shores of Lake Tahoe with this 6-minute video:

For over 20 years, Great Basin Outdoor School has been a pillar of outdoor education in the Reno-Tahoe area. Our mission is to ignite children's passion for learning and the outdoors and foster cooperation, respect, and responsibility through hands-on discovery in the outdoor classroom.  Your support is needed to open doors for children in need who are unable to participate without community support and help keep programs affordable for classes.  Share your values. Help connect children with nature and a love of lifelong learning.  Help them build memories, life skills, and healthy habits.  We can’t wait to share heartwarming thank you notes from children and evidence of the difference you make for them.  

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With a grant of $1,000 to $10,000, you can make our mission for Nevada's youth possible!

$1,000  Enables two full classrooms to participate in a one-day outdoor field study including instructors, materials, & transportation.

$2,500  Sponsors a professional development workshop for local educators, providing them with essential learning tools to tie the excitement of the outdoors to all subject areas for their students.

$5,000  Enables a classroom of 30 students to attend our flagship 4-day immersion program on Lake Tahoe's eastern shoreline! Includes accommodations and meals at Camp Galilee, residential instructors, daily adventures and academic excursions including a Tahoe research boat, and all materials.

$10,000  Builds our endowment fund at the Community Foundation to sustain our mission to provide programming for the children, teachers, and communities of northern Nevada for generations to come!

Our Current Funding Priorities


1. Supporting children's education through outdoor science and nature programs


2. Providing scholarships for underprivileged children and classrooms who may not otherwise have the means to experience science, nature, or dynamic learning opportunities


3. Connecting with the local community, teachers, schools, and volunteers to maintain support for our goal to enrich the lives of Nevada's youth 

Contact our team to talk about these exciting grant opportunities at 775.324.0936.

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor-Advised Fund, please contact a member of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada Stewardship Team at 775.333.5499

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