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TEA Adventures

Middle School Students Examine the Impact of Car Culture on the Environment, People, and Society

How can cities overcome the challenges of making it more bike-friendly? How do we develop, protect, and enhance the Tahoe/Truckee bike experience through trail stewardship, advocacy, collaboration, and education? TEA Middle School students recently traveled to Bend, Oregon to examine these very questions.

Pre-K Science Photo Gallery

A huge thank you to our HS Program Science Teacher Jessica Svoboda for spending some time with the Pre-K crew recently for a little Pre-K science! What better way to understand the literal meaning of “kind heart” than by examining actual hearts!

Congrats to TEA Parent Rick Chapman for Completing His Paddle Across Lake Tahoe

In the spirit of celebrating TEA’s Adventure pillar, Rick set off for on a solo paddle-board journey of 22 miles across Lake Tahoe this Tuesday. Check out Rick’s personal account from the journey. And it’s not too late to donate to Rick’s paddle-a-thon!

Fall Athletics TEAms are enjoying their biggest and best Fall to date!

Girls Middle School Basketball participants enjoyed their inaugural season competing against member schools in the Tah-Neva League, the governing body for middle school athletics in Truckee, Tahoe, Reno and beyond.

High School Students Study Biomimicry to Inspire Design Thinking

This field study was successful in pushing students to think of nature in a new way and appreciate what it has done well. Students learned how we can be inspired by natural phenomena. They learned how to look to nature to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them creatively.

1st-Graders Learn About Food, Farms, and Yoga!

To kick off their semester-long thematic lens, our 1st-Graders started exploring the different types of food we eat as a way to build background knowledge for studying farming.

HS Film Students Partner With a Local Artist to Build a Giant Camera Out of Wood

In order to understand the steps required to produce high-quality content that inspires viewers, we need to understand the tools and skills used by professional content creators at the highest level. To gain this knowledge specific to cameras, our Film Intensive students are working with Ian Ruhter, a professional artist based in South Lake Tahoe.

4th-Graders Visit Yosemite to Explore Land Ownership, Use, and Stewardship

For their first semester thematic unit, our 4th-Grade Snow Valley Crew is exploring land ownership, use, and stewardship from various perspectives, and through the lenses of social studies (history & policy), science (erosion, climate change), and language arts (art & writing that champions wilderness).

TEA Students in the News at the UNR Climate Strike

At the UNR Climate Strike, several of our students were interviewed by Reno news stations for news segments. Check out the segment produced by KTVN Channel 2 News.

TEA Students Head to UNR to Investigate the Climate Strike

In order to help our students investigate ways in which they can act as global citizens and be stewards of the world, our 6-12th-graders recently attended a Global Climate Strike in Reno, at UNR on Friday, September 20, 2019.

3rd-graders seek to protect our local waterways

Our 3rd-grade crew is currently looking at water quality and various factors that influence it. In these first few weeks of school, students have begun their study of water by learning about the water cycle, studying the concept of one “global well”, and looking at threats to our freshwater resources.