Nevada Outdoor School has established a field trip program for K-6 students in Humboldt County. In the early years, students will have the opportunity to explore and experience their local communities through field trips close to home. In later years, students will slowly expand their idea of their community and the world around them through field trips that increase in time and distance from home each year. Each field trip is created to provide engaging, hands-on, and fun educational experience for students.
|Below are the field trips offered through Nevada Outdoor School:
|First Explorers (First Grade): During this two hour outdoor lesson students have the opportunity to act as scientists as they use their five senses to answer the question: what is fall? Plenty of time is given for students to partake in open-exploration and observation of plants and the natural world around them.|
|Humboldt River Study (Second Grade): Each year the 2nd grade students in Humboldt County learn how to answer the big question: Where does our water go? Students participate in a game show that models a watershed, experience a storm drain demonstration, and discover how a river becomes polluted as it flows through a watershed.|
|Water Canyon Field Trip (Third Grade): Each year the 3rd grade students in Humboldt County enjoy a fun-filled interpretive day at Water Canyon to end the school year. The students and teachers participate in hands-on activities that include: Riparian ecosystems, Wild Fire Rehab, Water Quality Testing, and Interpretive hikes.|
|Lovelock Cave (Fourth Grade): Each year NOS helps the BLM organize a Lovelock Cave field trip for the 4th grade students in Humboldt County. The field trip provides students with the opportunity to learn about the importance and significance of this nationally recognized historic monument, explore the Lovelock Cave Back Country Scenic Byway, and learn about the lifestyles of early emigrants by visiting the Marzen House Museum in Lovelock.|
|Lamoille Canyon (Fifth Grade): Piloted in October of 2008, this day long adventure took students to the stunningly beautiful and biologically diverse Lamoille Canyon of the Ruby Mountains. Students were able to experience first hand the canyon's impressive signs of glaciation, diverse wildlife, and stunning beauty. The day was full of inquiry-based hands-on experiences for students including: interpretive nature hikes, science experiments about the movement of glaciers, lessons on rocks and minerals, outdoor games about animal adaptations, and site specific lessons on stream ecology.|
|Sierra Summit Camp(Sixth Grade): Through this multiple-day program students in 6th grade are exposed to an incredible array of kinesthetic and hands-on science, outdoor, and leadership activities that reinforce what they've been learning in the classroom. During this field trip, students will be able to experience new activities that cannot be taught inside the classroom—kayaking, wilderness hikes, night hikes, cabin life, campfire skits, as well as gain first hand experience with concepts and ideas that they have already been taught in the classroom—geology, ecosystems, astronomy, ecology, etc. This will be a learning experience that students will always remember.
Please contact the NOS office at 775.623.5656 or Education@NevadaOutdoorSchool.org
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