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Sierra Nevada Journeys (SNJ)

is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that delivers innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship. We do this by combining school based curriculum, field and residential experiential programs, and professional development for teachers, creating multiple education points of contact for students and schools. All programs are designed to foster higher cognition and build long-term student achievement.

Latest News:

*** 2014 Summer Registration Now Open *** click on the link to view program descriptions and dates!

School, Field and Residential programs have started at Sierra Nevada Journeys for the 2013/14 school year! Click the link to learn how SNJ is bringing our community into the outdoors through hands on science learning, and how your class or school can become involved!

Professional Development Courses are happening Now! Check out the PD page of our website for a new calendar of events, and learn how you can participate in these innovative experiential workshops.

SNJ’s Whole School Model is our flagship educational program. This program ensures the teachable moments inherent in outdoor education are extended across the year and throughout a student’s grade progression. The idea uses outdoor science education supported by in school lessons and teacher professional development to maximize student knowledge and achievement across science, math, reading, and collaborative problem solving.

The diagram below illustrates how students and teachers experience the Whole School Model through grades 3rd-6th.


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