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Mission Statement

The mission of the North Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (NTEEC) is to promote collaboration and education to enhance scientific and environmental literacy to foster stewardship in the Tahoe Truckee community


We are a coalition of Environmental Education Providers serving the public and school children of the North Tahoe and Truckee region. Collaborating members of NTEEC offer a wide range of science, outdoor education, and environmental literacy programs for students of the North Tahoe and Truckee Region to enhance existing curriculum and engage students in these subjects.  Educational programming includes classroom presentations, assemblies, field trips, summer camps, science education center tours, and special events.  All topics are correlated to state and national standards and include environmental science, earth science, life science, physical science, natural history, geology, biology, ecology, native species, water quality, forest health, and more.

Coalition Members


CA State Parks


 The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.


 Great Basin Outdoor School


Great Basin Outdoor School programs immerse students in multi-day overnight ecology camps in spectacular natural settings on Nevada ’s shoreline of Lake Tahoe. Activities meet state curriculum standards in many subjects, especially science. Students hike, snowshoe, learn local ecology with hands-on activities, and do environmental projects to help keep Tahoe blue and reduce fire danger in the Tahoe Basin.



IVGID Waste Not

 Waste Not is Incline Village’s community conservation program. Nestled in Incline Village General Improvement District’s (IVGID) Public Works Department, Waste Not focuses on blue bag recycling, water quality and conservation, bear awareness, household hazardous waste disposal, e-waste recycling, watershed management, and environmental education for Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents. Waste Not is proud to partner with many local conservation organizations in the Tahoe basin. Please contact us at (775) 832-1284.


KidZone Museum


Our mission is to inspire learning through creative play and discovery.  We exist so children can learn through play and to inspire curiosity and create a life-long love of learning through exploration and discovery.


League to Save Lake Tahoe

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is focused on protecting Lake Tahoe’s inspiring water clarity. We are a constant presence watching out for the lake and urging decision makers to do the right thing. We also work to secure funding for river and watershed restoration and conduct community outreach about the environmental challenges facing Lake Tahoe. The League has three primary program areas: Advocacy & Monitoring, Legislative Advocacy and Outreach & Education.

 Sierra Streams Institute


 Sierra Streams Institute promotes community stewardship and advances scientific knowledge of watersheds through monitoring, research, restoration and education, for the benefit of the entire Sierra Nevada region and beyond.  To meet the need for rigorous and engaging science instruction, SSI offers science education programs with an emphasis on outdoor learning. We work with local public and charter schools, homeschool students, Sierra College, and the California State University system to offer instruction in watershed science, both in the classroom and in the field. We develop science curriculum for all levels and abilities, and offer classes for organizations and the general public.



Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships

 SWEP promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their local community through comprehensive watershed education and service learning projects.


 SOS Outreach

SOS Outreach is a youth development nonprofit that builds character and self-esteem in underserved youth through programs that offer an outdoor adventure and leadership development curriculum.



Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science is a multifaceted, member-supported nonprofit that seeks to advance the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education, and outreach. Our education programs fulfill many needs faced by educators, parents, and a community investing in its future: providing curriculums, educational material, and instruction that conforms to California and Nevada education standards.  Our education offerings are in-school natural history programs, field trips to local nature areas, and nature-based summer camps.


Tahoe Maritime Museum


 The Tahoe Maritime Museum in a non-profit museum located in Homewood and offers free museum tours for school groups, free in classroom presentations for third grade classrooms, and history hikes and youth paddleboard programs in the summer.



Tahoe Rim Trail Association

 To maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and promote access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe Region. Join us for a public hike or event or register for one of our exciting backcountry skill courses or clinics



UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station


UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) provides science-based information about the Lake Tahoe region through our education and outreach programs. TERC provides engaging exhibits at two science centers (Incline Village and Tahoe City), interactive hands-on science activities, school field trips, monthly science lectures, and docent-led tours for the general public. Our education programs inspire an interest in environmental sciences, stimulate curiosity, and motivate active conservation and preservation of freshwater resources, especially Lake Tahoe.