Explore - Lake Tahoe State Parks
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.
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.
- 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
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.
Questions? Contact Us
Stephanie Ambrosia PORTS Interpreter Stephanie.Ambrosia@parks.ca.gov
Zoom ID: 530-489-8909
Skype ID: laketahoeinterp