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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.

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.

Pre-K Crew Visits With Truckee Seniors to Work on Face-to-Face Communication

For this fieldwork experience, the Pre-K kiddos kicked things off with some team building activities in the park. After that, the students passed out flyers inviting the seniors to a day of Fall Solstice arts and craft making. They spent the rest of the day spending time with their new friends by going on walks and eating lunch together. What a wonderful way to connect the two communities. Great work Anne, Stephanie, and Regine!

Compass Day 2019

Each year before school officially begins, we create an opportunity for our students, parents, teachers, and staff to find their bearings on campus while building community culture. 

2019 Senior Passage Presentations

Through their Passage Presentations, our 12th-graders are challenged to prove to themselves and the CommuniTEA that they are ready for life after TEA.

Bears Ears Expedition – Conflicts of Interest

A group of our high school students traveled to southern Utah in an effort to better understand the controversy surrounding the Bears Ears National Monument. The students met with various stakeholder groups representing tourism, uranium mining, and Native American activism.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

In the spring of 2019, a group of our High School students traveled to Hana, HI to learn about our current food situation and how it affects us all. They learned how to navigate and care for themselves through proper food and diet choices, as well as how to meal plan and budget their dietary choices.

The Inaugural TEA Sliced Cooking Challenge

What do you get when you combine an impromptu home economics cooking lesson with a week-long film study to Hollywood? You get the Inaugural TEA Sliced Cooking Challenge.

TEA Earth Warriors Win 4th-Place in the Annual Shane McConkey Foundation Eco Challenge

TEA’s Environmental Club, the Earth Warriors, were recently awarded 4th-place in the annual Shane McConkey Foundation Eco-Challenge. The purpose of the contest is to create a more environmentally friendly community through student-driven work.

From the Backcountry to Basecamp: How Fieldwork Strengthens Relationships By Carolyn Highland

Written by our very own 4th-Grade Crew Leader Carolyn Highland, this story shares a teacher’s perspective of how spending time together in the wilderness helps students thrive in traditional academic classroom settings.

Middle School Students Study the Balance of Power in Santa Cruz and Monterrey

Led by TEA Middle School Teacher Beth Vallarino, our students visited Monterrey and Santa Cruz to experience the impacts of plastics on our environment, the causes and impacts of homelessness, and the benefits and drawbacks of a vegan/vegetarian diet.