Winter Trek Fifth-Grade Conservation Education Program
Jan. 5, 2023 - Winter Trek begins Jan 23 at Heavenly Mountain Resort
Winter Trek is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, and will continue through the end of March, weather permitting. Field trips are approximately three hours long and will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, excluding holidays. Reservations are required and will open Monday, Jan. 9. Read More
Dec. 23, 2022- Volunteers needed for 2023 Winter Trek
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is looking for volunteers to help with the 2023 Winter Trek program at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Winter Trek is a 5th grade snowshoe program that teaches students snowshoeing skills while they learn about winter animal adaptation, Lake Tahoe’s watershed, and winter ecology. Volunteers will receive training and uniforms. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online form. If you are a 5th grade teacher and would like more information on how to sign your class up for this program, please contact Adilene Negrete by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-543-2790. Calls and emails will be returned beginning Jan. 3, 2023.
This 3-hour environmental education program takes place at 9,000 ft. elevation at the Heavenly Mountain Resort via a Gondola ride from Stateline. Forest Service rangers and volunteers lead the class through the wilderness to learn about snowshoe skills and fire and forest ecology. Students fulfill science, language, social science and physical education requirements for fifth-grade curriculum during the program as well as pre- and post-visit material for the classroom. Go to the Teacher's Handbook below to learn more about the Winter Trek Conservation Education program.
Winter Trek Pre-visit Video
Follow the link below to view the pre-visit video on what to expect during the Winter Trek Adventure.
You may view and print a copy of the Teacher's Handbook by following the link provided below.
Follow the links below to view and print the Educational Posters.
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- History of Snowshoes
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- Tree Identification
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- American Marten
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- Weasel Family
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- Lake Tahoe Geology
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- Wildlife Tracks
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