TEA Adventures

Solargrams of the Sierras

Anna Atkins was an English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Some sources claim that she was the first woman to create a photograph. The Photography Intensive Students created this flora and fauna field guide inspired by the work of Anna Atkins. Students utilized a process known as “solargram” which closely replicates the cyanotype process.

2nd-Graders Harvest Water From Solar Stills

In our 2nd-Grade Wilderness Skills Guild, students will build essential skills and knowledge about the backcountry through exploring gear, orienteering, plant identification, awareness games and more.

Truckee Students Lead a Climate Shoe Strike

On September 25th, TEA students participated in the Global Day Of Climate Action, called for by the international youth climate group, Fridays for Future

A Look at In-Person Instruction at TEA During COVID-19

Our High School students participating in a Journalism Intensive (aka Elective) captured these photos of the students on campus on Thursday, October 15th. We hope you enjoy a peek at life on campus as students participate in classroom learning (under the trees), PE and recess (on the athletic field) and art (in the parking lot!)

What is Curvd Learning and what are Curveballs at TEA?

In partnership with Curvd we are now formally developing and codifying new curricular tools and frameworks for teaching adaptability and perseverance — in and out of the classroom.

High School Students Receive Honorable Mention in National Podcast Challenge

Join Tahoe Expedition Academy’s junior class as they navigate the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery Alabama, speaking with experts and first hand sources along the way.

Student Mobile Greenhouse Project Receives a $10K Grant From Raley’s O-N-E Market

Raley’s O-N-E Market aims to support education of organic and nutritious eating and sustainability; exactly what the mobile greenhouse project is supposed to promote.

Spring 2020 State of the School Presentation

On Monday, May 27th we held a live (virtual) State of the School event that was open to all current families, new families for 20/21, and prospective families. Watch the Video Replay, View the Live Q&A Transcript and Read the MEMO that was distributed during the event.

How Can We Use the Arts to Raise Awareness of Human Rights?

In fall of 2019, Tahoe Expedition Academy’s 5th-Grade class studied Human Rights in the North Lake area particularly following the essential questions of “What are Human Rights and how are they threatened?” and “How can we use the arts and technology to advocate for Human Rights?

Have We Become a “Throw-away” Society?

The second grade Silver Peak crew at TEA explored the new norm of a “throw-away” society. In modern day, people buy unnecessary amounts of “stuff”; this includes clothes, toys, games, trinkets, accessories, magazines, this list goes on. The “stuff” is used for a while, but eventually, the possessor will grow tired of it and throw it away. Why is this?

TEA Sliced Season 2

Part of leading a healthy and active lifestyle is filling our bellies full of the proper foods. Another part of living a healthy and active lifestyle is laughing at ourselves. In season 2 of TEA Sliced our students definitely leaned a bit more heavily into laughter, and we couldn’t appreciate it more!