Outdoor education programs to begin
By Axie Navas
Tahoe Daily Tribune
Aug 29, 2012
A Forest Service member teaches kids about local history at last year's Children's Forest (Photo courtesy of U.S.Forest Service).
Starting in September, elementary school students from the South Shore can participate in field trips designed to teach students about the Lake Tahoe Basin while also getting them outside. And for the first time, the programs will take place in the fall instead of the spring.
For children in kindergarten through second grade, there's Outdoor Explore!, a program that explores flora and fauna near Nevada Beach. Third- and fourth-graders can participate in Children's Forest, which starts at the Tallac Historic Site and teaches students about trees and the cultural history of the area. There's also the Kokanee Salmon trips in October that take third-graders to Taylor Creek to watch salmon spawn.
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