NOS Mission

Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.
This is the spot for us to share stories, fun ideas or general musings. When you aren't in here, we hope to see you out there!







Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beyond the Sagebrush

Shadow on the Playa
Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Defacing Tribal Lands = Closed Areas

Recent vandalism prompted the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council to close the area near the pyramid tufa rock and Tribal Route #5 access road as of April 15 to the general public until further notice.

Pyramid Lake is an area of cultural importance and in general a natural area. Not to sound too demeaning, but what do we do with things we find in nature? Leave them how we found them! I don’t appreciate graffiti in general, but graffiti on natural objects really irks me because we can’t just paint over it to get rid of it.

NOSers visiting Pyramid Lake

View the press release from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe for more details and photos of the vandalism.

Let’s take care of the outdoors so we can continue to enjoy our natural areas and remember to leave what you find. Unless you find litter - you can pick up litter.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Invasion of the Impact Monsters

These first two weeks of April have been a whirlwind of outdoor ethics lessons. We prepared all of Winnemucca’s fifth graders for their trout release field trip in Water Canyon by discovering the damage impact monsters can have on their favorite outdoor place and then deciding what essentials they needed to pack for their adventure. On Monday, the 11th we saw all 225 plus students again when they visited our Camp Ohno station during the event to see if they remembered the proper way to camp.

The Tread Monster revving to learn

Plus, all of Battle Mountain’s elementary school students, kindergarten through sixth grade, are now well versed in Tread Lightly! Our lessons incorporated tread monsters, trash timelines, guessing games, a beach ball, invasive species, and more. Few students had heard of Tread Lightly before our visit, but with these annual lessons, students will build upon their new-found knowledge and develop responsible outdoor ethics!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Trail Log

Trout Release Day in Water Canyon - 2010


"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats