Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world,
responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.


At Nevada Outdoor School (NOS), our mission is to inspire exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.  NOS connects Nevadans of all ages to the natural world, inspiring and creating healthy, active and engaged citizens and lifestyles where people choose to responsibly recreate outdoors and take a greater interest in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM) fields.  NOS programs create a culture of life-long learning and exploration among our participants. We envision a world where all people have the opportunity to learn and grow outdoors and choose to do so. We help motivate the next generation of leaders, scientists and great thinkers who will not hide from the need to use or from the responsibility to respect and conserve the Earth’s natural resources. 


Our Programs


Throughout the school year you will find NOS in the classrooms teaching nature-based lessons and outside facilitating place-based field trips.  During the summer, we run a variety of overnight outdoor excursions and fun summer camps.  Additionally, you will find NOS educators at all sorts of community events, volunteer conservation projects, agricultural fairs and more.   

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Outdoor Ethics

Outdoor Ethics programming challenges participants to shape their own land ethic and evaluate the consequences of their actions in the outdoors.  NOS offers Tread Lightly! and Leave No Trace programs, awareness workshops and trainer courses. Additionally, NOS promotes safe and responsible recreation through hands-on ATV/OHV Safety trainings for youth and adults. 

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Community Outreach

Our community outreach program is all about engaging with our amazing community members and encouraging people to get outside! Throughout the year we lead community hikes (including snowshoeing!) and other fun outdoor events.  Look for us around town at farmer’s markets, parades and more!

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Each year, AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for more than 75,000 Americans to devote a period of time to community service. The NOS AmeriCorps program serves Nevada non-profits, schools, public agencies, and various community groups with members serving in communities across Nevada.

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Upcoming Events

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February 1-29

Beat the Winter Blues Photo Contest!

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February 29

Leap Day Hike

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February 27

Great Basin College Career Fair

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