Success Stories



Muralist Susie Alexander of Susie Alexander Art (@susiealexanderart) recently completed an artistic rendering of Lake Tahoe’s underwater habitat in the lounge area of the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center. The exhibit shows shallow habitat, deep water habitat, and living aquatic organisms that you might find in those underwater environments.   “This has been such an inspiring three-plus weeks of painting at…

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Last winter, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) partnered with Palisades Tahoe and Protect Our Winters on an educational campaign to increase public awareness of the negative effects of climate change to Lake Tahoe’s snowpack and the winter tourism industry. Designed to inspire people to take immediate action to reduce their own carbon emissions by one ton per…

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Campaign encourages pedestrian, cyclist, and wildlife safety  A new campaign to encourage safe driving in Tahoe was unveiled at a used-car-lot like event at Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. The collaborative Take Care Tahoe public education team’s “Take it Slow, Tahoe” campaign captures the attention of drivers and creatively incorporates artwork to remind them of why driving safely…

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The final fifth grade class from South Lake Tahoe enjoyed an educational field trip to the top of Heavenly. Thanks to a Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise grant, local environmental educators have been able to once again invite every South Shore fifth grader to snowshoe at Heavenly Mountain Resort and learn more about science, snowmaking, winter wildlife, and snow safety. The collaborative team…

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The “Tahoe’s Plastic Problem” exhibit was fully installed in January at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village, Nevada. The exhibit explores plastic pollution at Lake Tahoe through a series of wall panels and hands-on activities. The exhibit features a large five-panel wall display and three tables of hands-on activities aimed to engage visitors in both the science…

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TAHOE FUND X SOS OUTREACH At SOS, we strongly believe that the strength of our community is intrinsically tied to the strength of our youth. It’s why we work to provide holistic support for kids across 15 communities around the country. Our participants come from mountain communities like Steamboat Springs, CO, Park City, UT, and South Lake Tahoe, CA, where skiing and…

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Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) invites high school students from California and Reno to apply for an immersive outdoor and academic program in Tahoe from July 5-August 7. The ARC summer course introduces students to the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains, while challenging them academically, emotionally, and physically.  For students who are spending significant time at home during the COVID-19…

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Here in Tahoe, it seems like winter is finally here!   While we turn on our heaters and layer up in jackets and blankets, trees must make changes to make it through winter’s cold temperatures, too!   They have several ways to adapt to and survive the freezing cold. Trees go dormant Dormancy is the plant kingdom’s version of hibernation: metabolism and…

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Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, with a small army of volunteers, tallied 42 individual Bald Eagles around Lake Tahoe! For the past 40 years, the number of Bald Eagles in Tahoe have been counted each winter. This year's count, lead by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), identified 42 individual eagles around the lake!!! Thanks to the careful and…

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