NOS Mission

Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.
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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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

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