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Lake Tahoe SP - Pre-Visit Video

Through an interactive video-conference, students will engage with a PORTS interpreter and explore the shores of Lake Tahoe from high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Program Topic: Visit World-Famous Lake Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point State Park

Ideal Grade Levels: 5th-12th

General Description: Through an interactive video-conference, students will engage with a PORTS interpreter and explore the shores of Lake Tahoe from high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If it’s snowing, we might even need snowshoes!

Students will make observations about the Lake Tahoe watershed and discuss the lake's significance to human life. Students will also think critically about how human activity around the lake can impact the water and environment, all while reflecting on their own surroundings because everyone lives in a watershed. Finally, the PORTS presenter will take questions from students to conclude the video-conference.

During the conference students will see: mountains, Lake Tahoe, sky, conifer trees and, if conditions allow, may also see unusual weather, wildlife, wetlands, snow and park visitors.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify key features of the Lake Tahoe watershed
  • Explore Lake Tahoe's significance to human life historically and today
  • Think critically about how human activity impacts the lake and environment and relate it to students' personal experiences

Academic Content Standard Subject Area: Science; Climate & Environment

NGSS Standard(s):

K-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity (K-2) - Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.


Teacher Resources

 

Questions? Contact Us

Stephanie Ambrosia PORTS Interpreter Stephanie.Ambrosia@parks.ca.gov
530-489-8909 (mobile)
Zoom ID: 530-489-8909
Skype ID: laketahoeinterp