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Minden students learn about Lake Tahoe

On Sept. 20, Minden Elementary School teachers Marlene Moyer and Claudia Bertolone-Smith brought 42 fifth-graders to learn about Lake Tahoe aboard a research boat with Great Basin Outdoor School.

Students tested water quality and observed zooplankton on the boat, dug watershed models in the sand at Zephyr Cove, did activities on aquatic ecology, and played cooperative team-building games on the beach.

Pam Ertel's Minden fifth-graders are scheduled for an overnight winter ecology and snowshoeing adventure in January. They will stay in heated cabins on the shore of Lake Tahoe and enjoy hot camp meals while learning about the Sierra snowpack, …

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