TINS field-based programs are ever-expanding. We offer several nature-based, outdoor learning experiences that can be adapted to meet the needs of any K–12 classroom, and tied into Science standards in both California and Nevada. Our field trips connect students to nature through the place-based learning aspect of outdoor education. Students who participate in our field-based programs have a greater appreciation and understanding of our local environment. We often collaborate with other organizations and scientists to develop and deliver the highest quality learning experiences possible.
Funding for field trips provided EpicPromise.
General Nature Walks
Bird Banding Field Trip
Winter Wildlife Survival Snowshoe Trek
Geology of the Sierra Nevada
Geology of the Sierra Nevada allows students to experience the processes that formed the Sierra Nevada. The field trip starts with a brief presentation on the formation of the Sierra Nevada before heading to various locations in the field to see how glaciers helped shape the current topography as well as the evidence of other geologic process.
Currently available for field trips to locations in Truckee. Tahoe Basin routes are being developed.