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!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Nevada Outdoor School's 2020 Annual Report

Nox the Fox, our new NOS mascot and I, are both extremely proud of the results shared in the following pages of this Annual Report. 


For you, we are beyond grateful! Your generosity allows us to do what we do every day. We are thankful for not only our partners, sponsors, and funders that help support our programs financially, but also for all our participants. We are fortunate to be part of such active and adventure-seeking communities that trust Nevada Outdoor School not only with your safety, but your children’s safety as well. 

Nevada Outdoor School took advantage of what 2020 brought to slow down, review, rethink and reimagine our programs. Due to the overwhelming support and interest in our programs we worked to rise above every challenge thrown our way and offered a variety of programming that was COVID respectful and protected our staff and participants. I am very proud of how Nevada Outdoor School rose to the occasion and provided the best outdoor experience possible for kids and adults during such unique and unprecedented times. Check out the “By Numbers” page where we share some of our celebrated results. 


In October, we rolled out a new strategic plan that will guide us into the future and allow us to better serve you and your community. Our three focus areas, Youth, Training, and Healthy Community brings us together at the intersection of two things all Nevada Outdoor School supporters can agree on–our love for nature and our love for outdoor recreation. We are blessed to live so close to wide open, public spaces that continue to fill us with beauty and inspiration. My hope is that you find your own peace, inspiration and joy in nature. As the sun rises on a new year, here at Nevada Outdoor School, we truly believe that while the future may be challenging and filled with uncertainties, it is indeed bright and full of new paths and opportunities.

For more details about our upcoming fun, engaging and creative programs, outreach events and fundraisers that you can be part of, go to our website, or to our Facebook page.


The Future is Bright!


Melanie Erquiaga, Executive Director

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