TEA Adventures

The New Field on the Martis Valley Campus is OPEN!

Thank you to the Martis Valley Education Foundation (MVEF) for creating this incredible field for the community to use. 

Progress Update on Our New Early Childhood Education Center

A new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center is coming to Tahoe Expedition Academy this year. The building is coming along nicely with the foundation set and walls going up!

Roundtable Discussion With Chicago Activist and Mayoral Candidate Ja’Mal Green

While on a field study in Chicago to learn about what divides us as humans and ways to unite us in spite of those differences, 10th graders at Tahoe Expedition Academy had a roundtable discussion with activist and mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green.

Friday Hearth Little Library and Special Guest

Our Lower School had an extra special Friday Forum this past week as the 3rd Grade, Martis Peak Crew, presented their “Little Library” to share with the entire school. Thank you to Truckee mayor, Carolyn Wallace for attending!

Learning About Atmospheric, Soil and Climate Science in California’s Wilderness

Are you interested in the “why” of the highly varied ecosystems in California? If so, this is the kind of TEA learning experience that’s just for you.

Expert Visits – Tahoe Fund & Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Amy Berry, CEO of The Tahoe Fund and Brenna Blessing, community educator from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District met with Island Vibes Learning Intensive students to share the amazing work their organizations are doing to protect and enhance the Tahoe region.

A Week in the Life of a TEA Pre-K Student

It’s hard work being a Pre-K kiddo at TEA. You’re always on the move meeting with real-world experts and going on amazing adventures. Granted there is an optional nap period each day, but somehow you manage to fit it all in.

Halloween at TEA Photo Gallery

Halloween is definitely a favorite at TEA, and this year just might have been the best ever. Thank you to TAP and TEA Student Council for organizing an AWESOME Halloween morning for our students!

Hands-on Exploration of the Physics of Flight

During this semester-long academic experience, students learned how to preflight a plane while participating in ground school, worked with internal combustion engines in the maintenance bay, and even flew in a fixed-wing airplane for an intro flight lesson. See how lessons in physics come to life at TEA.

The 2nd-Annual Great Truckee Pumpkin Race Was a “Smashing” Success

The TEA community put together an amazing race and games area bringing early Halloween cheer to all. There were a dozen heats of racer pumpkins, plus a dozen carnival-style games and interactive projects in the activity village. More than 60 pumpkins duked it out for supremacy and bragging rights, not to mention $500!!

2018 Fall Mountain Bike Club Wrap-Up

Thanks to the parents, teachers, and kids for showing up and making our fall MTB club an amazing experience this year. Bikers learned to navigate the single-track trails of the Tahoe Basin and Truckee. They learned shifting and pedaling best practices, proper body positioning, how to climb / descend technical terrain and much more.