Youth Focused Programs


Nevada Outdoor School's Youth Focused Programs


  • Inspire and encourage youth to deepen their connection to, understanding of and respect for the natural world
  • Empower and motivate youth to be positive stewards of the environment
  • Engage youth and spark an interest in STEM learning and the outdoors



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Other NOS Youth Focused Programs:

  • Elko Explorer's Afterschool programming in partnership with Elko City Parks and Recreation
  • Kid's Eco-Camps during partnership events such as National Public Lands Day and Black Rock Rendezvous
  • Outdoor Ethics Club for middle and junior high school students in Winnemucca


Using the outdoors as our classroom, Nature After School programs provide opportunities for youth to explore the natural world through hands-on activities.
Lessons are broken up into two age groups: K-2 and 3-5
Field Trips are open to K-5
CDC guidelines will be followed, and masks are required.

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NOS is proud to be a Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Accredited Youth Program!


The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Leave No Trace Youth Program Accreditation engages youth-serving programs with the essential standards and assessment resources that enhance the impacts of stewardship education for young people who spend time outdoors. As a fully Accredited Youth Program, Nevada Outdoor School demonstrates the highest commitment to providing rural northern Nevada youth with relevant and accessible Leave No Trace education.  

Leave No Trace Mission Statement:

Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) is the premier provider of outdoor ethics education in rural Nevada.  We work hard every day through all our programs to inspire people to get outside, learn about, and build connections to the natural world in safe and responsible ways. It is important to us that our outdoor spaces stay healthy and preserved so that they can continue to be enjoyed in the future. It is for this reason that Nevada Outdoor School strives to connect our participants to Nature and ultimately instill a responsible outdoor ethic through Leave No Trace. We whole-heartedly promote Leave No Trace principles on all our field trips, summer camps, community hikes, and outreach events.  After attending a NOS program, our goal is for participants to leave with a love of and appreciation for the outdoors and a desire to be active stewards of the land. We want everyone to leave our programs with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to both individually practice responsible recreation and Leave No Trace principles and to share that knowledge with others.  



For more information about our youth programs, or to discuss what Nevada Outdoor School can do for you, contact
Brandon Allen (Winnemucca):
Brandolyn Thran (Elko):



Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.


Winnemucca Office:
655 Anderson Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-5656

Elko Office:
2363 N. 5th Street, Unit 102
Elko, NV 89801
(775)  777-0814