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The South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition opened the minds of local middle school students to the wonders of winter science at the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Tahoe Daily Tribune: In the fall of 2022 six environmental organisations led 500 South Tahoe High School students through a series of hands-on lessons about hydrological and ecological concepts in a place based outdoor setting. Environmental experts from non-profit, educational and governmental agencies donated their time to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the young people during a full day of programs.   

South Tahoe Now: More than 250 7th graders from the Lake Tahoe Unified School District on Thursday October 22nd boarded the M.S. Dixie paddle boat to learn about the 'wonders of water'. For many of the students, it was their first time aboard a boat, and the day's cruise was spent with multiple local agencies. Aramark Destinations graciously donated a boat cruise on the M.S. Dixie to the local students. 

Tahoe Daily Tribune: Members of the South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition on Friday October 21st, hosted their "most popular" field trip for South Tahoe 6th graders at Echo Lakes Sno-Park. Educators taught students about the importance of defensible space and prescribed burning, wetlands, forest health and biodiversity, water quality monitoring all within the context of the Caldor Fire. 

Lake Tahoe students get onsite environmental education
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: In March 2022, the final 5th grade class from LTUSD enjoyed an educational field trip to the top of Heavenly. Thanks to a Vail Resorts Promise grant, local environmental educators have been able to once again provide all South Tahoe 5th graders with an educational outdoor experience to learn more about science, snowmaking, winter wildlife and snow safety.

Lake Tahoe students get onsite environmental education
Tahoe Daily Tribune:  Volunteer educators from the South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition brought third and fourth graders from four different Tahoe elementary schools to the Tallac Historic site to engage them in place-based environmental education. Students rotated between interactive stations focused on local history, watersheds, fire resilience, and botany.

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