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Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.
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Monday, February 12, 2024

What's New at NOS- January 2024

During January 2024, we were able to create, educate, and get individuals outside! 


Just one day after we returned from Christmas Break we jumped back into programming and community skills events! AmeriCorps members, William Neff and Sedric Zimmerman, helped community members build their own eco-friendly do-it-yourself bird feeder! In total we had 12 participants participate. 



Photo: AmeriCorps member William Neff helping participants thread a pinecone onto a piece of rope for their birdfeeder.  


In Elko on January 12th we had a change of plans and instead of going up to the Powerhouse picnic area we met everyone at the Ruby Dome Ranch and took a snowshoe trek from there! Even though it was a little cold and windy, all participants were able to make it to the Lamoille Powerhouse picnic area for pictures to preserve their memories of the experience. 



Photo: Participants and AmeriCorps members pose for a picture before the snowshoe hike. 


January 19th was our first road show of the year. AmeriCorps member, Noah Clymens, traveled to the Reno Convention Center to attend the Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience. We were able to reach about 650 people throughout the weekend. Participants both children and adults spun the wheel of ethics and were quizzed about outdoor knowledge. 



Photo caption: AmeriCorps Member Noah Clymens standing in front of the NOS booth.


January was also the start of our second Young Naturalist Club. This time around we are introducing Science in Nature. During this series of lessons, we will be exploring botany, sounds, kinetic, and potential energy. In our first class, we explored how we could grow our own plant, made cup phones, and rolled down a hill to experience kinetic and potential energy. For our second class, students dove deep into the study of plants and the identification of parts and plant types. With all of the learning of course we played games like tag! Our next class will be focused on sound.
 

On the morning of January 27th, NOS held their largest hunter education course yet! With 21 students and 13 parents in attendance, the class was full of amazing conversations and excitement. Students were taught many different skills and concepts including; safe gun handling practices, Nevada hunting laws, wildlife conservation, hunting ethics, and much more! These hunter education courses are made possible by partnering with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and we look forward to bringing more of these courses to our community!


Photo: Participants and parents listening to NOS staff member, Meghan, during introductions. 

Our final event for this month was Scribes of the Wild: Nature Journaling Workshop. AmeriCorps members Noah D. and Kaneisha discussed mindfulness, took a walk to help ground the participant's thoughts, and got them to start thinking about their surroundings. After a quick talk about what journaling is, students were able to build and decorate their own journals to take home.  During the workshop, students got to practice nature journaling skills, examining different items, randomly pulled from a tote full of objects, ranging from pinecones to small, plastic animals. With their item, they zoomed in to see all of the little details that they may have otherwise missed. They documented the size, colors, and names of their objects in their journals.


Photo: Participant deep in thought while journaling. 
Are you interested in being a part of the NOS experience? Visit our website, Facebook, or Instagram for information on upcoming events!


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The Outside Guide- “Chilln’ in the Chill: Winter Wonderland Camping”

 Venturing into the heart of Northern Nevada for a winter camping escapade may seem eccentric, but trust me, the experience is nothing short of magical. Envision yourself in a snowy wonderland, the air so crisp it could freeze your worries away. So, bundle up, grab that thermos of hot cocoa, and let's dive into the frosty adventure that awaits.

Winter transforms Northern Nevada into a real-life snow globe, where the landscape becomes a pristine wonderland with snow-laden pine trees and frozen lakes shimmering under the moonlight. The hush of falling snow creates a serene symphony, helping you forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you set up camp.

Preparing for winter camping in Nevada requires a different approach to gear. Forget the flimsy summer tent – invest in a sturdy four-season tent. Sleeping bags rated for sub-zero temperatures and insulated sleeping pads become your new best friends. It's all about layering up – thermal socks, fleece-lined everything, and a down jacket that could double as a marshmallow.

Despite the cold, winter camping doesn't mean sacrificing delicious campfire meals. It calls for hearty, soul-warming dishes that can thaw you from the inside out. Imagine a steaming pot of chili bubbling away on the camp stove, the aroma mingling with the crisp winter air. Or perhaps, skewering marshmallows for the ultimate s'mores experience.

Winter in Northern Nevada doesn't mean the wilderness is dormant. It's a time when elusive creatures make their presence known. Keep an eye out for tracks in the snow – perhaps a coyote or a snowshoe hare passed by your campsite. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a majestic bald eagle soaring overhead or the elusive lynx prowling through the trees.

After a day of winter adventures, there's nothing better than soaking in a natural hot spring. Northern Nevada is dotted with these geothermal wonders. Imagine lounging in a warm pool surrounded by snow-draped landscapes, with the cold air nipping at your nose while your body luxuriates in the soothing embrace of the hot spring.

For the adrenaline junkies, winter camping in Northern Nevada has something special – snow sports galore! Whether it's strapping on a pair of snowshoes and venturing into the backcountry or gliding down the slopes on a snowboard, the possibilities are endless. Balance the adrenaline rush with moments of quiet contemplation amidst the snow-covered pines.

If you find peace in the patience of fishing, winter in Northern Nevada offers a unique twist – ice fishing. Drill a hole in the frozen surface of a lake, drop your line, and wait for that satisfying tug. And while you're waiting for the fish to bite, take a moment to absorb the stillness around you – a different kind of meditation amidst the beauty of a winter landscape.

In a world filled with constant connectivity, winter camping in Northern Nevada provides the perfect opportunity to unplug and reconnect with nature – and with yourself. The tranquility of a snow-covered forest, the crunch of your footsteps on a pristine trail, and the crackling of a campfire become the soundtrack to your escape from the digital cacophony. Embrace the solitude, and you might find a sense of inner peace you didn't know you were missing. So, as you sip your hot cocoa by the fire, watching the snowflakes gently fall, remember winter camping in Northern Nevada is not just an adventure; it's a love affair with nature in its most enchanting form. Pack your sense of wonder, leave your worries behind, and let the winter wilderness work its magic on your soul.




The Outside Guide: Embracing Winter in Northern Nevada: Nature’s Survival & Beating the Winter Blues

Ah, Northern Nevada in the winter! There's truly nothing like it. The snow-draped landscapes, the crisp air, and the warm glow of homes create a magical atmosphere. Yet, as we gravitate towards indoor warmth, a spectacle of nature unfolds. Let's embark on a journey through the wonders of this season, interweaving tales of nature's survival and exciting outdoor adventures to combat the "Winter Blues."

While our kitchens brim with festive treats, wildlife has its own culinary extravaganzas. The black bears of Alaska, for instance, engage in "hyperphagia," consuming the equivalent of 31 McDonald's Big Macs daily! This isn't just a feast; it's a survival tactic, providing insulation for the cold months ahead.

And then, the enchanting realm of hibernation. From the woodchuck's slowed heartbeat to the Poorwill bird's winter repose, nature has perfected the art of winter survival. As we marvel at their adaptations, let's draw inspiration for our own winter journeys.

Migration, a breathtaking spectacle! Flocks of birds painting the sky, caribou in graceful herds, and majestic whales crossing oceans—nature's symphony of movement. Embracing this spirit, why not plan a winter bird-watching expedition in Northern Nevada's scenic spots? Witnessing the beauty of nature in motion can be a transformative experience.

Adaptation, the essence of survival. Animals change their fur, diets, and habits, finding harmony with winter's challenges. Drawing inspiration, consider embarking on a snowshoeing expedition in the Sierra Nevada. The crunch of snow beneath your feet, the fresh mountain air—these experiences invigorate the spirit, transforming winter from a challenge to an opportunity.

As the allure of warmth competes with the call of adventure, Northern Nevada's trails and snowy vistas beckon. Picture a family snowball fight, a winter hike with friends, or an evening of stargazing. These activities not only lift the spirits but also connect us with the beauty outside our doors.

To further elevate the winter experience, why not plan a winter picnic in a local park or nature reserve? Pack some warm soup, cozy blankets, and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. This simple yet heartwarming activity can turn a chilly day into a memorable adventure.

And let's not forget the magic of winter sports! From ice skating to building snowmen with loved ones, these activities provide exercise and create cherished memories. They transform the winter blues into a canvas of joy, celebrating the season's beauty and wonder.

As the snow blankets our surroundings, let's embrace its serenity and actively engage with the season. Step out, explore, and discover the wonders of winter in Northern Nevada, transforming this chilly time into a season of outdoor joy, exploration, and celebration. Get Outside! It’s great for everyone.  – Nevada Outdoor School  https://www.nevadaoutdoorschool.org





Thursday, January 11, 2024

What's New at NOS- December 2023

Snow or no snow, inside or outside we are always inspiring exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat, and dedication to community. And in December 2023 we did just that!

On December 1st, 8th, and 15th we continued and finished our Young Naturalist Club for the year. The club braved the sun and snow (sometimes all on the same day) to learn about Temporary, Fine and Functional art. Participants in these lessons built crafts to help show examples of the three types of art. And of course, we had hot chocolate to warm up! Would a NOS event be complete if we didn't have hot chocolate? Do you have a student who would like to participate in our Young Naturalist club? Call our Elko office (775-777-0814) to sign them up for our next club (Science in Nature) starting January 19th.


Picture: Participants creating various crafts in examples of the different types of art.


December 6th Noah Clymens and Melanie Erquiaga visited the Battle Born Youth Academy Career Day in Carlin, Nevada. This visit was all about educating students about potential careers they may be presented with after graduating. AmeriCorps is a nonprofit program that often recruits students right out of high school to prepare them for careers that they will have later on in life. Teaching members invaluable skills that will help them in the future is an important core value of AmeriCorps which should encourage anyone to join!

Also on December 6th Noah D. and Kaneisha attended the Great Basin College Winter Festival to educate the public about NOS and all of the things we have to offer! This event went off without a hiccup, the great thing about the event was the kids that came to our table and got information about NOS as they took stickers and brochures home with them.

Picture: Elko High School Choraliers


In Winnemucca on December 6th 2 families joined us for a Healthy Habits walk about the Splash Pad Fitness Path. Participants were encouraged to use the workout equipment around the path and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate!  

Plant identification and Leave No Trace were topics of discussion at our December 8th Snowshoe Hike on the Talbot Trail in Lamoille. Though there was not enough snow for snowshoes to be worn, it did not put a stop to all our winter fun! Not only did we find native plants on the trail but one of our participants found a geocache!

Picture: Participant finding her very first geocache along the Talbot Trail in Lamoille



Saturday, December 16th was the perfect day for the California Trail Center to host their Annual Pioneer Christmas.  Participants were greeted outside with a warm fire and the opportunity to make a s’more. Once inside their first stop was at the stocking table, where they could decorate their own stocking to be filled with treats and crafts. Other opportunities included; yarn ornaments, Christmas cards, paper snowflakes, fabric dolls, clay ornaments, candy cane reindeer, hot chocolate in a bag, and pretzel log cabins. The event was a huge success and we look forward to helping with the next one!

Picture: NOS Staff member, Meghan Sturgell, showing a pretzel log cabin example. 






What's New at NOS- November 2023


Just because it is cold doesn't mean that NOS stops helping serve their community and the people in it! From hikes to helping other non-profits we have been on the go along with visiting classrooms! Here is our What's New at NOS for the month of November!


On November 1st, AmeriCorps member William and staff member Jacklyn attended the Battle Mountain Career Fair. They spoke with around 90 students about Nevada Outdoor School, what the AmeriCorps Program was, and the benefits that come with it! Williams's biggest goal of the entire fair was to inspire others to become an AmeriCorps member with Nevada Outdoor School!

On the chilly morning of November 3rd NOS members, Noah and Kaneisha, introduced our newest program, the Young Naturalist Club. this program will take place every other Friday and is offered to two different grade groups, K-2nd and 3rd-5th The first subject focuses on different forms of art. Students participated in many activities, making their own art. They were able to draw with chalk on the sidewalks, stack rocks, and create nature paintings using sticks, leaves, and curly dock. NOS members played fun games to teach about different line types used in painting and drawing, as well as did fun crafts doing paper and yarn weaving. The Young Naturalist club will continue into December and then pick back up in January!




Picture: Participants creating art using nature as their medium





Within Nevada Outdoors Schools' mission we not only mention exploration of the natural world and responsible stewardship of our habitat but we also have dedication to community. And dedication to community is exactly what we did on November 17th. On this day AmeriCorps members Sedric, Noah, William, Amor, Elizabeth, Lauren and Toni helped the FCAA by distributing food items to the less fortunate in our community. They unloaded, sorted, and helped pack boxes of groceries for families in need. Along with directing traffic and loading items into vehicles. Giving back to one’s community is not always easy, but it is extremely satisfying and helps us build a stronger, happier community. AmeriCorps and NOS seek to better our community, regardless of season, they are here to give their all.

Pictured: AmeriCorps members William, Noah C., Amor, Elizabeth, Lauren, Sedric, and Toni. 




Nevada Outdoor School enthusiastically joined forces with the Ducks Unlimited Elko Chapter at their annual banquet on November 18. AmeriCorps members Noah and Kaneisha spent time creating an engaging and educational experience for young attendees in the "Duck Wings" children's area. This collaboration between Nevada Outdoor School and Ducks Unlimited not only added a meaningful and interactive component to the event but also contributed to instilling a love for nature in the next generation.

A successful hike was held November 27th where 3 members of the public joined NOS in a hike to the Overlook in Water Canyon. Two of the participants said they don't usually do things like hikes or similar activities during the colder months so we were able to expose them to it and made sure they had fun doing it as well. Overall, we had an impact by helping members of our community get out into nature and experience new things.


Picture: AmeriCorps and members of the public at the Overlook in Water Canyon






















Friday, December 15, 2023

Outside Guide: "Snowshoeing Shenanigans: A Hilarious Guide for Beginners in Northern Nevada"

Welcome, aspiring snowshoe enthusiasts, to the wacky world of winter wonderland exploration in Northern Nevada! If you're tired of slipping on icy sidewalks and yearn for an adventure that involves strapping tennis rackets to your feet (metaphorically speaking), then snowshoeing is your ticket to frozen fun. And where better to embark on this frosty frolic than the snow-laden landscapes around Elko, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Eureka? Buckle up, or rather, strap in your snowshoes, as we embark on a laughter-packed journey into the heart of snowshoeing madness.


Before you dive headfirst into the frosty fray, it's essential to gear up properly. Forget about the latest fashion trends; in the world of snowshoeing, it's all about function over fashion. Picture this: you, decked out in layers that rival the Michelin Man, with snowshoes that make you look like a human spider trying to moonwalk. It's a look. Trust me.


Start with the basics: warm layers, waterproof boots, and of course, the pièce de résistance - the snowshoes themselves. Size matters here, so don't be shy about getting the most gigantic ones you can find. Embrace the clunkiness; it's your new best friend.


Now that you're suited up and ready to roll, let's talk about the pristine snowshoeing paradises waiting for you in the wide open spaces of Nevada. Elko, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Eureka may sound like towns straight out of a spaghetti western, but these places transform into winter wonderlands perfect for snowshoeing escapades.


Elko, known for its cowboy culture, embraces a different kind of Wild West in the winter. Picture yourself gliding through the Ruby Mountains on snowshoes, the snow-capped peaks serving as a majestic backdrop to your clumsy yet determined strides. Pro tip: Practice your best cowboy swagger while wearing snowshoes for an added touch of flair.


Winnemucca may be famous for its Basque culture, but in winter, it's all about that snowshoe swag. Embark on a trail and channel your inner sheepherder – minus the actual sheep, of course. Just be prepared to explain to bewildered onlookers why you're herding invisible animals in the snow. Bonus points if you can incorporate a sheepish grin.


Battle Mountain isn't just a name; it's a testament to the epic snowshoe battles waiting to be waged. Engage in a friendly snowball fight with fellow snowshoers or challenge the elements in a dramatic duel against the wind. Just remember, the wind always wins, but the key is to go down with style.


In Eureka, where lead-silver mining once ruled, consider snowshoeing your new pursuit. Navigate the snow-covered hills with the determination of a prospector seeking the motherlode. And if you happen to find a snow-covered nugget, remember – it's probably just a rock.

Now that you're acquainted with the prime snowshoeing spots, let's explore the art of walking on snow with tennis rackets strapped to your feet. It's an important outdoor skill to learn, trust me.


*Lesson 1: The Stance*


Picture yourself as a penguin. Not just any penguin, but a penguin with snowshoes. Adopt a wide stance to avoid tripping over your own oversized footwear. Don't worry about looking awkward; in the world of snowshoeing, awkward is the new cool.


*Lesson 2: The Waddle*


Embrace the waddle. Walk with purpose, but let the snowshoes dictate your swagger. You're not going for grace here; you're going for survival. Plus, a good waddle makes for excellent Instagram content.


*Lesson 3: The Snowshoe Shimmy*


When faced with uneven terrain, channel your inner snow dance. The snowshoe shimmy involves a combination of side steps, twirls, and, if necessary, interpretive dance moves. It may not get you anywhere faster, but it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


Nevada Outdoor School (NOS), nestled in the heart of Northern Nevada in Winnemucca, offers a haven for snowshoeing enthusiasts. Join their guided snowshoe hikes led by NOS Staff and AmeriCorps Outdoor Educators, who are more than willing to share their experiences on navigating the snowy terrain. As a beginner, you'll find comfort in the limited number of snowshoes available for use, ensuring you won't have to wrestle a herd of Yeti enthusiasts for a pair.


Gather at the trailhead, perhaps in Water Canyon, meet fellow snowshoers, and embark on an adventure where awkward stances and waddles are not only accepted but encouraged. The guides will patiently lead you through the paces, ensuring you shimmy through the snow-covered hills with both finesse and laughter.


Elko, not to be outdone, is home to another outpost of the Nevada Outdoor School. Prepare for a winter wonderland experience with guided snowshoe hikes that cater to beginners. Limited snowshoes are available for use, making this the perfect opportunity to try out your newfound waddling skills.


As you navigate the snowy trails of Lamoille Canyon or Southfork Meadows, take in the beauty of the surrounding landscape while bonding with fellow snowshoers over shared stumbles and triumphant waddles. The guides at Nevada Outdoor School aren’t “experts” in snowshoeing, but they are masters of turning a snowy outing into a memorable escapade filled with laughter and camaraderie.


For a unique snowshoeing experience with a touch of history, head to the California Trail Interpretive Center near Elko. Immerse yourself in the stories of the pioneers while enjoying a guided snowshoe hike through the snow-covered trails. With a limited number of snowshoes available for beginners, you'll be in good company as you explore both the historical and snowy landscapes.


The knowledgeable guides at the Trail Center will not only help you strap on your snowshoes but will also regale you with tales of the intrepid souls who traversed these very trails during the westward expansion. It's like taking a step back in time, only with more layers and fewer covered wagons.


After your guided snowshoe adventures, it's time to unwind and share your triumphs and snowshoeing escapades. Whether you're in Elko, Winnemucca, Eureka, Lovelock, Battle Mountain, Tuscarora, or anywhere throughout our great state, make sure to visit local establishments to warm up and exchange stories.


Head to a cozy café or a welcoming pub, and swap tales with fellow snowshoers over a cup of hot cocoa or a well-earned craft beer. Relive the moments of your snowy odyssey, from the quirky encounters on the trail to the triumphant waddle across pristine landscapes.


In the heart of Northern Nevada, snowshoeing isn't just a winter activity; it's a community affair. Whether you choose to navigate the snowy hills with Nevada Outdoor School in Elko or Winnemucca or delve into history at the California Trail Interpretive Center, your snowshoeing journey is bound to be filled with laughter, camaraderie, and a newfound appreciation for the wintry landscapes of this unique region. So, strap on those snowshoes, join a guided adventure, and let the snowy trails of Northern Nevada become your canvas for winter wonder. Happy snowshoeing, intrepid beginners! May your trails be guided, your snowshoes be shared, and your laughter echo through the snowy hills.  ~ Nevada Outdoor School   https://www.NevadaOutdoorSchool.org





The Outside Guide: “Preserving the Past: Exploring Nevada's Historical and Archaeological Sites”

Nestled in the heart of the American West, Northern Nevada is a region rich in history and home to countless archaeological treasures. From ancient petroglyphs to mining relics, these historical artifacts offer us a glimpse into the past and provide a valuable link to our heritage. 

Nevada is a land of contrasts, where sprawling deserts meet towering mountains, and the past is intertwined with the present. The region's history is an eclectic mix of Native American cultures, pioneers, miners, and ranchers, all of whom have left their mark on the land. In doing so, they've created a treasure trove of historical and archaeological sites that reveal the stories of those who came before us.

The indigenous peoples of Northern Nevada, including the Northern and Southern Paiute, Washoe, Goshute, Shoshone, and Western Shoshone, have a deep connection to the land. The region is dotted with rock writings (petroglyphs and pictographs), bearing witness to their rich cultural heritage. Sites like Grimes Point and Hidden Cave, Hickinson Petroglyphs, and the Mt. Irish Archeological District give us insights into the daily lives, beliefs, and expressions of these ancient communities.

The discovery of silver and gold in the 19th century led to a mining boom that reshaped the landscape and brought waves of fortune seekers to the region. Ghost towns like Virginia City, Belmont, and Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park stand as eerie reminders of the mining era, with well-preserved buildings, equipment, and even the fossilized remains of ancient marine reptiles.

Northern Nevada played a vital role in the westward expansion of the United States. The California Trail, part of the larger Emigrant Trail system, passed through the area, leaving behind traces of wagon ruts and historical markers.

As we explore Nevada's historical and archaeological sites, it is essential to follow the principles of "Tread Lightly!" and "Leave No Trace." These guiding principles promote responsible outdoor recreation and help preserve the fragile and irreplaceable heritage of the region.

Tread Lightly! encourages responsible off-roading and outdoor activities while minimizing the impact on the environment and historical sites. It promotes practices like staying on designated trails, respecting boundaries, and preserving the integrity of archaeological sites.

Leave No Trace is a set of guidelines that advocates for the protection of the natural and cultural landscape by minimizing human impact. The principles include disposing of waste properly, leaving what you find, and respecting historical and archaeological artifacts. This not only safeguards the past but also ensures that future generations can experience the same sense of wonder and discovery.

Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) is an organization dedicated to fostering a love for the outdoors and promoting responsible outdoor recreation. With a mission to "connect Nevadans to the outdoors," NOS offers a variety of programs designed to engage people of all ages in meaningful experiences in Northern Nevada's unique landscapes.

NOS provides outdoor education programs that teach students and adults about the natural world and the importance of preserving it. These programs often include visits to historical and archaeological sites, where participants learn about the rich history of the region and the need to protect these places.

NOS also provides training and awareness information for individuals and groups who want to explore Northern Nevada responsibly. They teach essential skills for minimizing environmental impact, respecting cultural heritage, and practicing safety in the outdoors. For more information regarding formal trainings or awareness workshops visit https://www.nevadaoutdoorschool.org/training-programs.aspx .

Nevadans for Cultural Preservation (NVFCP) is an organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Nevada's cultural sites. Their mission is to ensure that the rich history of the state is passed down to future generations. NVFCP is actively involved in a variety of preservation efforts across the state.

NVFCP collaborates with local, state, and federal authorities and partners with other organizations, volunteers, and local communities to ensure audiences receive targeted archaeological preservation education and to provide restoration and conservation services for cultural sites. 

 “We cannot expect people to care about things they know nothing about, follow laws they've never heard of, or protect things they cannot identify.”

The organization provides opportunities for the public to learn about the significance of our heritage sites and the importance of responsible exploration. They encourage everyone “EXPLORE Nevada, REPORT damages, and PROTECT our cultural sites.” Damage reports can be made online on their website anytime. They work with the State Historic Preservation Office to ensure the reports make it to the correct public land management personnel. NVFCP even created an OHV Preservation Ambassador Program with a quick online training course. More information about Nevadans for Cultural Preservation may be found on their website: https://www.nvfcp.org/ .  To report damage you find at a cultural site on public lands in Nevada go to: https://www.nvfcp.org/report_damage


Nevada's historical and archaeological sites are windows into the past, offering a chance to connect with the rich tapestry of human history that has unfolded in this region. However, with this privilege comes a responsibility to protect and preserve these sites for the future. By adhering to principles like "Tread Lightly!" and "Leave No Trace," engaging with organizations like the Nevada Outdoor School, and supporting the efforts of Nevadans for Cultural Preservation, we can ensure that these valuable remnants of the past continue to inspire and educate generations to come. Remember, the actions we take today will shape the history of tomorrow, so let's , Tread Lightly!, Leave No Trace,  and safeguard Nevada’s historical and archaeological treasures. Get outside, explore, and respect Nevada’s historical sites. It’s good for everyone.



Photo Credit: Nevadans For Cultural Preservation.