Spring & Fall Programs
Fall (September - October)
Spring(Late April - June)
Length of Program
4 days & 3 Nights
(click here for sample schedule)
Spooner Lake hike, Lake Tahoe research boat excursion, night hike, star-gazing & constellation stories, science based games & activities, journaling, singing, skits, and and so much more! Additionally, all programs are aligned with Common Core and Nevada State Standards.
The best thing about Great Basin Outdoor School is:
"doing astronomy because they make it fun and easy to learn!"
- 6th Grader, Winter 2016
Spooner Lake area, at an elevation of 7000 ft, is the most diverse instructional area available to GBOS. The lake environment provides opportunity for wildlife and water studies. The students are able to explore the shoreline, wet and dry meadow, riparian, sagebrush and bitterbrush, aspen grove, Jeffrey pine forest, and white fir/aspen forest environments that are available. Bird life is abundant around Spooner Lake, with osprey, hawks, ducks, geese, and shorebirds.