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K-12 Grade Programming

From the Alternative Field Study Committee

Our mission is to provide high-quality, accessible science education resources that are designed to support all variations of student learning and adapted to meet the current constraints imposed upon our educators by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each program includes 3 resources



The pre-lesson orients the learner to main concepts through a story, educational video, powerpoint, or other activity.


The lesson engages the learner while continuing to follow NGSS and Common Core standards.


The post-lesson serves as a homework assignment or cool-down activity to wrap up student learning and assist in measuring student comprehension.

Committee Organizations

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Great Basin Institute

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Great Basin Outdoor School

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Programs List

Below you will find descriptions of each program we are currently offering arranged by grade level. If you are interested in requesting one or more of these programs, please fill out the brief survey at the bottom of the page and the resources will be shared with you.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Haley Grable at


Elementary School

Middle School


Snow Science Series - Albedo and the Global Ice Pack

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-PS3-4 & MS-ESS2-2.

Snow Science Series - Winter Adaptations

For grades 4-8.


Snow Science Series - Climate Change Activism

For grades 4-8.


Snow Science Series - Snow and Ice 

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS3-4, MS-ESS2-5.

Snow Science Series - Snowflakes     

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-PS1-1 & MS-ESS2-5.

Animal Migrations

For grades 6-8.

NGSS MS-LS2-2, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-ESS3-3.

High School

For grades 9-12.

NGSS HS-ESS2-2 & HS-LS2-7.

Understanding Our Watershed

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Choose your lesson plans:

Interested? Request access to one or more of the above programs by submitting the resource request form. Upon submission, we will contact you with program resources and additional information.

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