TEA Adventures

First Graders Learn About the Tools Farmers Use at the Truckee Farmers Market

For their first semester learning expedition, our 1st-Grade Chickadee Crew is studying the tools people use and the work people do. To experience this first-hand, the students took a trip to the Truckee Farmers Market.

Studying the Physics of Flight at the Reno Air Races

Some highlights included: unrestricted access to the pits, where students were able to get up close to some of the amazing vintage aircraft on display, touring through military aircraft on static display including a C-17, C-130, and Ch-47, watching the amazing capabilities of an F-16 as it flew low and just below the speed of sound.

TEA Third Graders Tour Sand Harbor With Artists and Performers

Our 3rd-grade crew took a walking tour around the harbor and stopped at stations with performers. These lovers of the lake shared with our students about how we can all participate in keeping our lake clean, how to be smart about water usage and what types of pines grow in our area. 

Middle and High School Expedition Kick-offs

Our middle and high school students continue with the TEA tradition of tackling real-world problems right from the get go this year. MS Students are looking at the balance of power in our community. HS students are exploring water scarcity, unity and diversity, and the psychology of group mentality vs the individual mindset.

Exploring Tahoe Historical Concepts in the Field

Taking advantage of the beautiful landscape and rich cultural history of the Tahoe-Truckee area, the entire high school spent a day diving into historical concepts related to our local region.

Middle and High School Students Engage With Real-World Scientists

Getting out of the classroom and into the field is a key component to our programs at TEA. From collecting water samples in Martis Valley to birding in the Lower Carpenter Valley this past week, our teachers wasted no time in taking our Middle and High School students into the field to engage with real-world science projects.

Real-World Questions Being Tackled by TEA Elementary Students

Learning Expeditions drive the curriculum for our Elementary Programs. Throughout these projects, students are challenged to find the answers to real-world questions. Check out this list of first semester topics, guiding questions, and big ideas for each of our Elementary Program Classes.

Fall 2018 TNT Lacrosse Skills Clinic Series

This fall, train like a collegiate athlete with former collegiate, professional and international
lacrosse players, Taylor Simmers and Eric Martin @ the TNT Lacrosse Skills Clinic Series.

A New Early Childhood Education Center is Coming to TEA

A new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center is coming to Tahoe Expedition Academy this fall. The ECE program at TEA is widely regarded as one of the best in the area, and this new space will allow us to increase our student capacity for the 2019-20 school year.

TEA Moms Experience a Typical TEA Student Experience in the Backcountry

This past weekend, a group of TEA Moms ventured into Desolation Wilderness to experience a little taste of what TEA Students experience throughout the year.

Meet Matt Perse – Tahoe Summer Camp Counselor Extraordinaire

We’re fortunate to have an amazing team of educators leading our Tahoe Summer Camps. One of which, Matt Perse, who joined us from Texas. His road trip story to Tahoe to lead our camps this summer is classic TEA stuff.

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