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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.

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.

Real-World Problems Being Tackled by 2019-20 TEA Students

Students have the power to solve real-world problems here and now, so that’s what we do at TEA. And along the way, we integrate national standards into the work being done by our students. So what are they taking on this year? Here’s a quick description of a few each of our grades will be taking on.

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.

2019 Commencement Ceremony Videos and Photos

The Tahoe Expedition Academy Class of 2019 was our third-ever graduating class. In this hour-long ceremony, you will hear from each of the graduates (who share some amazing anecdotes from their time at our school), TEA’s Athletic Director Eric Martin (who shares some indispensable “real world” advice for our grades), TEA’s Co-Founder Taylor Simmers, and our Middle School / High School Program Director Mara Jenkins.

Gun Control vs. Gun Rights: The Great Debate

The debate on gun control vs. gun rights is escalating to unprecedented levels in America. A spate of recent mass shootings in the United States has ignited an emotional response to the issue of gun rights, usage, and control in virtually all Americans. Through this intensive, students had the opportunity to examine this extremely controversial issue through multiple lenses.

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.

TEA Middle School Students Receive Three Honorable Mentions in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge

TEA Middle School Students recently created a series of podcasts for the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Needless to say, we could not be any more proud of Beth and her students! Check out this post to listen to the podcasts that received honorable mention.

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.

Join TEA Student Sadie Tucker for One of Her CD Release Parties

Last year at her 8th-grade Passage, Sadie shared that she had decided to record an album of original songs that she had written over the course of her time at TEA. Over the summer/fall, she spent a great deal of time in the recording studio with Emily Tessmer, laying down all the tracks. It was a labor of love for sure that took about six months of diligent work.