Schools

Fall & Spring Programs

Guided Outdoor Field Trip (FREE):
  • Available September, October, November & April, May, June
  • Fees are waived for K-12 schools with the proper documentation
  • Ideal for local schools who have resources to transport their students to our parks
  • Guided outdoor field trips focus on natural and cultural history of Lake Tahoe
  • Pine Lodge Mansion tours are available only August-September (through Sierra State Parks Foundation)
  • Contact 530-489-8909 or kaytlen.jackson@parks.ca.gov to schedule a field trip
Winter Programs

In-Classroom Visit (FREE):
  • Available November, December, January, February, March (depending on weather and staff availability)
  • A park staff member, such as a law enforcement ranger or parks educator, can visit your classroom to talk more about their job
  • Ideal for schools located in Truckee, Tahoe City, Tahoma, South Lake Tahoe or Incline Village areas
  • Contact 530-489-8909 or kaytlen.jackson@parks.ca.gov to schedule a field trip
 
Virtual Field Trips (All School Year)

Virtual Field Trips (FREE):
  • To schedule a virtual field trip with a State Park Interpreter, please visit our PORTS scheduling website.
  • An interactive videoconference with a park educator allows your students to take a virtual field trip high into the mountains to visit world-famous Lake Tahoe!
  • Ideal for schools or organizations who do not have the resources to visit our parks in person
  • Must have a digital device, audio capability and a network connection to participate

 

Curriculum Resources for Tahoe-area Schools

These lesson plans are free and accessible to Tahoe-area teachers. The content focuses on local history, with an emphasis on the development of Lake Tahoe's West Shore, especially the site that is now known as Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. They are aligned to State History/Social Science Content Standards for grades 1-5 (created by Meghan Selway for Sierra State Parks Foundation).