“The wealth of knowledge and willingness to partner to create this educational opportunity for the children in our region is exciting,” said Sarah Gobbs-Hill, programming coordinator at The Discovery. “Opportunities to combine classroom learning and hands-on activities are one of the main reasons The Discovery is such a valuable resource for northern Nevada.”
Hands-In The Truckee has three components:
ABOUT SIERRA NEVADA JOURNEYS
“Are there sharks in this ocean?” asked a 6th grader from Reno, NV as he gazed on Lake Tahoe for the first time. This question prompted the creation of Sierra Nevada Journeys, whose mission is to inspire youth and communities to take care of the natural world through education, leadership development and service. Through a variety of programs that include classroom-based, field-based, residential and professional development, our focus is on experiential and inquiry-based learning through science, collaborative problem solving and building a sense of place within our community. (www.sierranevadajourneys.org)
ABOUT THE DISCOVERY
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) inspires curiosity, creativity and the joy of lifelong learning for all children and families of northern Nevada. The museum provides opportunities to discover science, art and local history through open-ended, interactive and fun exhibits and hands-on educational programs. Explore a cave, build a house, race across Nevada, and climb into the clouds – these are just some of the many adventures found at The Discovery. (www.nvdm.org)
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.