GALENA CREEK SNOW SCHOOL
Treat your students to a rich diversity of experiences in Galena Creek’s winter classroom!
What is snow? How are snowflakes created and how are they different? How are some animals adapted to even the harshest winters? The brand new Galena Creek Snow School seeks to explore these questions while treating your students to a rich diversity of hands-on and inquiry-based learning experiences in Galena Creek’s outdoor winter “classroom”.
Galena Creek Snow School is a new program offered in collaboration with Galena Creek Visitor Center, Great Basin Institute, Great Basin Outdoor School, Snowlands Network and Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space. The objective of this program is to provide students with a safe and fun environment in which to study winter ecology. Our goal is that through education about the natural ecosystems in our region, students will gain a lifelong interest in, and understanding of, their responsibility to pursue outdoor winter activities in a responsible, safe and respectful manner. Teachers can pick from two themes: Snow Science or Winter Adaptations, or . Each field trip includes a pre-trip classroom visit and a 3-hour workshop in Galena Creek Park.
Programs are offered Thursdays and Fridays from February – March, and have a suggested donation of $5 - $12/child depending upon class size. The target age range for these trips are for 4th – 8th grades.
For more information, submit an online inquiry, or contact Ellen Kapitan, Youth Education Coordinator at (775) 849-4948 or by Email.