Never underestimate the good you can do.
Change a life. Seriously. Connect a child with the calm restorative exhilarating powers of nature. Point children to career options they never knew existed. Arm young people with the skills and experiences to build their self-worth and resist temptations of dangerous and harmful behaviors.
Friends like you helped with expenses for Reno and Sparks schools with extra needs to bring classes including the children pictured here for Tahoe science camps and Galena Creek day trips this spring.

We love hearing what these kids say about Great Basin Outdoor School on their post program assessments.
See our website for many ways to help and be involved, some free or low cost. Teach or volunteer with us. Refer an educator team member who is great with kids. Send a child. Support scholarships and fee reductions to include children in need. Sponsor T-shirts for kids with your logo on the backs. Donate outdoor gear or clothing to sell for us. Shop with your Amazon Smile purchases supporting GBOS. Buy or sell our custom Tahoe Area Plants & Animals field guides. Consider monthly or planned giving options.
Join Our Monthly Family Hikes Easy 10 am-noon hikes for all ages

Rancho San Rafael Nature Trail Saturday, June 11

Teachers, Reserve Now for Next School Year for your Class
It's time to reserve dates for Tahoe science camps in October and day trips in September. Start next school year with Earth and STEM-based activities you can build on for the rest of the year. See overnight Tahoe trips here and day trips here and register here.
Adventure Day Camps during school breaks for ages 6-12 at the River School Farm in Reno near Mayberry Park 9:00-4:00
Summer--June 13-July 29 (skipping 4th of July week)
Now full for 6-7 year-olds with limited openings for other ages.
Tahoe Project WET
Teachers, enjoy a summer Saturday with your own school-age children on June 25 as you learn fun ways to tie nature to all subjects in your classroom. Earn credit hours and receive curriculum materials.
Questions? Contact Sue. We'll be at Spooner Lake in the morning and at Camp Galilee, our beautiful overnight Tahoe science camp site right on the shore of Lake Tahoe in the afternoon.
See this brand new Project WET resource to learn about our own Great Basin watershed and water usage:

Happy Summer!

Summer tips from our GBOS water bottles:
learn grow
hike camp

Plus of course stay hydrated and use your refillable water bottle!
Thanks for finding a way to help that works for you.

Our website has lots of suggestions.
Help kids connect with nature and love science and themselves.

or mail checks to:
Great Basin Outdoor School, 1000 Bible Way #53, Reno, NV 89502.

Consider multiplying your impact with monthly giving, one of the options on our giving page.

can help you with a planned gift for long-term sustainability to our endowment fund.

Special thanks to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for supporting our vital water quality education, Nevada State Parks for supporting getting kids and families out on our Nevada trails, Reno Rotary Club for helping include children in need, Gear Hut for supporting family hikes and children's programs, and everyone who finds their own way to help us help kids.
Please share these opportunities.
Forward to colleagues who care about kids and our Earth.
See more on our website and our Facebook page.

1000 Bible Way #53 - Reno, NV 89502

Kaylee Maples, Day Camp Director
Emily Baldwin, Education Director
Sue Jacox, Board President